What To Do With The Family For Father's Day

Tim Watt  |  June 10, 2016

Father's Day is just around the corner - do you have any special plans lined up? For everything dad has done for the family, he deserves more than just a day. But there are a few ways you can make this holiday extra memorable!

Your dad deserves some quality time with the family. If you're still looking for something special to do, check out some of these activities that ensure your dad will have a happy Father's Day:

1. Camping Trip
When was the last time you took the whole family camping? Gather the whole family and your tent for an entire weekend at your favorite campgrounds.  This is the perfect time to bond and create new memories with long hikes and share old stories with the kids and grandchildren. Storytelling is also a good test of your memory care. As a gift to supplement the experience, think about getting him a new tent or pair of hiking boots.

2. Movie Marathon
Is dad a movie buff? Dedicate a whole day to watching back-to-back showings of his favorite movies. Settle in with some popcorn, and even print out a viewing schedule for a nice personal touch. At the end of the marathon, present dad with a new movie to add to the collection. 

3. Dinner Extravaganza 
If your family likes to cook, plan a whole menu based on dad's favorite foods, purchase the ingredients and get everyone involved, suggests Better Homes and Gardens. Senior nutrition is also healthy for the grandkids too, so have fun teaching them about the value of eating well. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy a little dessert, of course. Give dad a new cookbook to top off this experience. 

4. Paint Night
Reader's Digest recommends a day dedicated to art if your dad is a regular Picasso. Spend the afternoon at an art museum and the evening creating some pieces of you own. Painting is also a great activity for both the grandchildren and seniors because it forces the brain to create patterns in a non-stressful environment. Present dad with some new paint supplies, and new works of art from the kids.

5. Music Video
Does your family like to get goofy? Why not make a music video to dad's favorite song? This will be an engaging activity that the whole family will enjoy being apart of, and at the end of the day you'll have a sweet video reminder of the process. Who knows, maybe you can turn it into a family tradition and start a whole collection of music videos! For this gift, consider giving dad a new video recorder.