We typically associate Father's Day with gift-giving—it's something we can't help since our teachers always conditioned us to craft cards for our dads. But as we've gotten older, we've realized that what a father wants most is to spend time with his family—which is where fun ideas for Father's Day come in. Whether you've already purchased a gift or not, there are fun activities you can do to honor the dads in your life.
Since this is no ordinary day, it's worth putting a little extra thought into what you'll do together, whether it's your grandfather, father, stepfather, husband, or even father-in-law you're celebrating. And since you may be spending time alone, with the kids, or the rest of your extended family, we've provided a bevy of options for you to choose from. Ranging from just a little planning to a lot, these are the top 16 ideas for Father's Day to make it a day to remember.
Make Him Breakfast in Bed
You can help the little ones cook Dad breakfast and bring it to him in bed. Pancakes like this banana chai version never disappoint. (Make extra for the rest of you to eat, too.) Although, let's be honest, your dad might like breakfast in bed as well.
Have a Virtual Movie Night
If you can't make it to be near your dad this year, there's no reason you still can't catch a flick together. Use Gaze to watch any YouTube or downloaded movie together. It has audio functions so you can discuss the plotline. (Pssst: If you both make some popcorn, it will be almost as if you're with one another).