Fun and Free Ways to Celebrate Dad

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He is the hardest person to shop for, and the day we celebrate him is just around the corner. Every year we scour the internet looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift, something he doesn’t have.  What we may fail to realize is that dads love homemade gifts and love creating memories with their family. Chances are, he doesn’t want you to spend money on him, anyway. The best gifts always come from the heart, so here are 15 fun and free ways to celebrate dad (or the father figure) in your life.

15 Ways To Celebrate Dad’s Day

1. Scavenger Hunt

Lead him on a scavenger hunt from the bedroom to a homemade breakfast of his favorite foods. Don’t forget the coffee, hot chocolate, or orange juice!

2. FREE Printable Father’s Day Card

2 Father’s Day Cards for Dad and Grandpa

3. Coupons For Dad

Make a few coupons for dad to redeem throughout the year. These could be good for anything from a child-free day fishing or spending the day with the adult (or young) children he loves so much!

4. Father’s Day Questionaire

Ask the younger kids questions about Dad or Grandpa, and see how silly or spot-on their answers turn out! Check out this questionnaire from “Crafting Chicks” Father’s Day Questionaire and FREE printable

5. Make His Favorite Meal

A way to dad’s heart is through his stomach, right? Make him a delicious meal with a recipe from Food Storage Moms Recipes

6. Have Kids Read To Dad/Grandpa

Have the kids read a book to him, just because. It’s summer, and for many children that means summer reading programs are up and running and offering incentives for kids to read. How about picking a book to read to him and take no “commission!” (Maybe even practice it beforehand if it’s a new book.)

7. Clean His Room

Have the kids clean their bedrooms. While you’re at it, have them clean his room!

8. Wash His Car

If you have the materials, and he isn’t too particular about how it’s done, you could give his car a bath.

9. Surprise Dad

While we are on the topic of chores, how about mowing the lawn? Or pulling weeds? (Make sure the kids know which are weeds and which are flowers!!) You could even have the kids pick up, ahem, after the dog. It’s a stinky job, and Dad would sure appreciate not having to do it.

10. Play Time-Epic Battle

Leave one Nerf gun and a handful of darts by the front door. Include a note luring him into an epic battle. When he walks in the door, game on!

11. Water Balloon Party

Paint, color, or tape a target on everyone’s t-shirt and have a family water balloon fight.

12. Electronic Support

Offer free tech support. He may even have a short running list of questions and tasks he needs your help with on his phone, TV, or computer. Clear his browsing history for him. Upload his photos to Google Photos so he has room for more pictures. Save his most-visited websites into easy-to-access bookmarks. Create a list of internet usernames and passwords in case he forgets them.

13. Meaningful Quote

Copy a meaningful quote onto a sheet of paper and make some doodles and artwork to surround it. On the back, write a short note telling him how much he means to you.

14. Interview Him

Put your phone/tablet/computer away and have a conversation with him. Take some time and interview him. Ask him about his fondest childhood memory. Who was his best friend? Who was his first date? What’s on his bucket list? Record or write down the answers. You will be grateful you did.

15. Make A Homemade Gift

Raid his scrap wood and materials, and if the kids are allowed to use his tools, have them make him something unique! (If they can’t use his tools, use tape instead.)

Final Word

Try one, two, or even three of these fun and free ways to celebrate dad and be sure to share how he loved it! What are your plans for Father’s Day? Please keep prepping because we need too. May God bless this world, Linda

5 thoughts on “Fun and Free Ways to Celebrate Dad

  • June 14, 2019 at 7:49 am

    All I’ve ever wanted is quality time and conversation. Everyday is Father’s Day and grandfathers day for me. I’m a blessed man

    • June 14, 2019 at 8:05 am

      Hi Martin, oh my gosh, I LOVE your comment! You truly are a blessed man!! Linda

  • June 14, 2019 at 10:56 am

    I sure wish my father was still alive! He passed away at age 93!!! A good long life filled with good long deeds!!! My husband is also a Dad. He has a son from a previous relationship WAY before we were married. Not ONCE has he ever gotten a Happy Father’s Day from his son. An ungrateful, spoiled brat. He is now an adult, but my husband put in plenty of time with his son when he was growing up. Taught him how to play baseball and the kid pretends he doesn’t remember it. I had a grateful son that always honored me on Mother’s Day. His biological father didn’t see him for 15 years after he was born!!! What a guy! He’s known by my son as “the sperm donor.” Sad huh? Unfortunately, my son passed away, but his bio dad showed up for his funeral. If it weren’t for the crowd that was there at his funeral, I probably would have punched him out!!! Oh but he did bring one of his daughters! Our son together was the ONLY BOY he had. All the rest were girls. One, to include our daughter!!! A$$hole!!!!

    • June 14, 2019 at 2:46 pm

      Hi Wendy, that’s awesome your dad lived to be 93 years old!! I love hearing your son always honors you on Mother’s Day, what a blessing. I’m sad to hear your son passed away. It’s sad to have a child die before the parents. That is so heartbreaking. I hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day with your husband. Linda


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