Here’s a unique idea, besides getting your dad awesome homeowner gifts this Father’s Day, how about creating activities that help the whole family become better acquainted with dad. This can be a really fun way for dad to toot his own horn and for the kids to find that he is more relate-able than they thought. Here are a few ideas to get you started with your Father’s Day celebration.
1. Did you ever…
In this game, kids come up with the craziest questions to ask dad. (Which he must answer truthfully.) An example would be, “Did you ever eat a whole gallon of ice cream by yourself?” or “Did you ever pull off a really good prank with your friends?”
2. Two Truths and a Lie
Dad calls the shots in this game as he chooses to tell two true facts about himself and one lie. The kids must figure out which fact is actually false. The kids can then take a turn and have dad figure out what they are lying about. Tally up the points between team Dad and team Kids to see who knows the other better.
3. Who, Where, When with family memories
Have all the kids write down a memory on a slip of paper and then put it in a hat. (To make this game easier for younger kids who may not remember all past family events, be sure to include names of those involved.) Kids then act out the incident or memory and Dad has to remember who was involved, where it happened and when it happened.
4. Picture Perfect
Find pictures of dad’s childhood and have him tell the story behind it. If he can’t remember then have everyone make up their own wacky tale to go with the picture. If the tall tales become too much for him, Dad’s memory might be triggered to remember what really happened.
5. This is How You Do It
This can be a fun and lighthearted way of teasing dad and having dad tease the kids back. Have family members take turns saying or doing something that dad characteristically does all of the time then have dad do the same for different family members and guess which family member he is portraying.
6. Would you rather
Kids ask dad the most RIDICULOUS questions like, “Would you rather battle a dragon on top of an iceberg while sticking as many marshmallows as you can inside your mouth? or lick ice cream off the shoes of your favorite football star while he’s trying to play in the Superbowl?” Warning: this game can have slight mental and emotional side effects. Dad may never be able to look at himself in the same way again.
In all of these games, mind you don’t get too carried away. Whoops, I guess it might be too late! Have a supertastically fun Father’s Day this year!