10 things to do for Dad this Father’s Day

10 things to do for Dad this Father's Day

It is almost Father’s Day in Australia – the first Sunday in September. Not sure what to do, or stuck for a gift idea?

Here are some ideas to inspire you – and family budget friendly!

Go on a picnic. Grab a blanket or picnic chairs, a BBQ chicken and bread rolls from the supermarket, and head off to your favourite park. Laze about for as long as the kids will let you and enjoy some fresh air.

Bake a Father’s Day cake. My husband and boys made me one for Mother’s Day and I loved it!

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If the kids are old enough, get them to write Dad a story, with all of you as characters in it. Make it as simple or creative as you like!

Play a game together of his favourite sport.

Take a photo of everyone pulling silly faces and frame it for him.

Buy him his favourite movie on DVD and include a bag of popcorn or other movie snacks with it.

Plan a project to do with him – build or make something together.

Make home made pizzas and everyone can do their own toppings.

Go for a bike ride.

Paint him a moustache mug to use for his morning coffee or to use at work. Fill it with his favourite chocolates or a bag of freshly ground coffee beans.

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What plans do you have for this Father’s Day?

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15 thoughts on “10 things to do for Dad this Father’s Day

  1. I love picnics but with a nearly 2-year-old, she lets us relax for all of 30 seconds! I like parks with wide open spaces so we can let her roam a little before we need to chase her down. Father’s Day will be pretty special in our house…after all, he is her favourite! 😦

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  2. Oh I love the idea of kids writing dad a story! I’m remember that for a few years time when my child knows more words than mum, dad, bub and hi… that’d make a dull story. I think we might go on a picnic though, great idea for a baby friendly activity πŸ™‚

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  3. Great ideas – I like that they can be personalised to suit each family. I have shared some home-made gift ideas including some I (on my son’s behalf) made last year. This year, Daddy gets to stay at home with his son, while I have a Mother/Daughter date πŸ™‚

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