10 Things To Do With Dad on Fathers Day

Posted by By Justin at 9 June, at 06 : 54 AM Print

Dads are some of the most hard working, selfless men around. They get up early, spend long days at work, and go to bed exhausted, only to do it all again the next day—and all for the family. Fathers Day is that one day a year when we should all take the time and effort to show Dad just how much we care. Here are 10 things that will help get you started on Fathers Day.

#1. Watch any of these 10 great movies.


  • My Girl
  • Father of the Bride
  • Big Daddy
  • Big Fish
  • The Godfather
  • In The Name of The Father
  • Dad
  • Three Men and a Baby
  • Father’s Day
  • Daddy Day Care

#2. Have everyone wait on dad all day, and take care of him.

Waiter at service

Dads spend all their waking hours making sure the family is provided for. Take this ine day to show dad how much you all care, and do some nice things for him in return.

#3. Bring Dad breakfast in bed, or make him a big breakfast.

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Dads are always getting up before dawn, getting ready for work, and watching out for the needs of the family. Why not help Dad have a great start to his day with a really tasty breakfast?

#4. Play a game of Horseshoes in the backyard.

Dads hardly ever get to spend enough time with their kids. Show Dad you care by choosing one or a few great backyard games and playing them with him and the family on Fathers Day.

#5. Have a barbecue. Cook for Dad, or let him cook with you if he insists.

Some dads are so hardcore with their barbecue grills that they may not even want to let someone else do their grilling. If your dad is okay with it, grill him up some nice ribs, steaks, burgers, hotdogs, or grilled chicken. If he’s the obsessive grilling type, help him man the grill and help out with anything he needs. Remember to make good conversation while things are cooking!

#6. Watch old-time TV shows with Dad.

Andy barney
Most of our dads grew up in the good old days, when Hawaii Five-O and Andy Griffith were all the rage on TV. Most dads also really miss those old shows, like I Love Lucy and The Brady Bunch. If you have Netflix, fire it up and watch some good old fashioned TV with Dad. If not, you can also find a lot of the greats very easily on YouTube.

#7. Take Dad to some place he’s never been to but has always wanted to go.

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All of us have them. Those places that we’ve always wanted to see or explore, but somehow never found the time to actually go and see. Find out where Dad has always wanted to go, and find a way to make it happen. He’ll never forget it.

#8. Plant a unique tree with Dad.

Dogwood tree
Trees are unique in that they grow every year, and every single day when you see them both you and Dad can be reminded of your relationship and what you did on this Fathers Day. Bonus points for planting a really unique and cool looking tree that stands out in the neighborhood. Extra bonus for planting a tree that is covered in beautiful blooms right around Fathers Day every year.

#9. Make Dad a card.

Okay, we cheated a little on this one. While it isn’t technically a thing to do with Dad on Fathers Day, it’s one of the nicest things you can do for him. Dads love to get cards from their kids, no matter how old they are and no matter where they live. If you make Dad a card, chances are, it’ll still be on his desk or nightstand a year from now. He’ll cherish it.

#10. Write Dad a song or poem.

Song writing
These two are some of the most heart-wrenching things you can do for Dad on Fathers Day. Take some time and write Dad a song about how he’s been there for you, how much he’s done, how much you love him, and how much he means to you. This one is guaranteed to make him cry.

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