Sunday is Father’s Day, and the second time his special day is disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.
A father usually lives to provide for their child and train them on how to live in this day and age.
It’s the one day when he has a spotlight purely on him and is a chance for children to say thank you for the guidance he’s offered. Given fathers and grandfathers don’t receive many gifts from others, children could make a gift for their Dad.
You could make something like a scrapbook filled with memories or a personal diary created with personal mementos marking special occasions.
He will appreciate the gift more because of the creativity and effort it’s taken to design something for him. They may even get the tough old man teary-eyed.
To make your Father’s Day special and give him a big thank you, here are some fun and safe activities he may enjoy:
Cooking together: meals cooked together seem to taste better. Instead of getting out a packet mix cake, how about children planning a date to cook something that’s of Dad’s choice? The father-child bond can grow while having fun and sharing secrets in the kitchen, barbecue, etc in the process.
Writing Dad a letter: penning a letter to your Dad is often cherished. The relationship between children and their parents is usually sacred regardless of age. Getting vulnerable and opening up is always appreciated by a parent.
A family game night: playing games is one of the best things about childhood. Be it snakes and ladders, ludo or scattergories, the games bring back memories. How about putting aside everyone’s devices, clearing the dinner table, and involving the whole family in recreating some of this fun on Father’s Day.
Movie marathon: watch a movie or two together with some popcorn and his favourite snacks.