Father’s Day Activities: Frugal Fun for the Family

Toy Cars SmallFather’s Day will be here before you know it. Have you thought about some Father’s Day activities for the family this year? Below is a list of activities you may want to consider to have fun on Father’s Day but not blow the family budget.

Take Dad back with his childhood games & toys. When Dad was a child, he probably had favorite games and toys that he enjoyed. Racetracks, trampolines, building blocks  and other toys may have been among his favorite toys. Monopoly, Clue, Scrabble, and Uno may have been among the games he played. Consider having a family game night, being sure to include some of his favorite toys and games. Prepare his favorite snack foods and have fun!

Share the outdoors with Dad. June is a great time to get outdoors for family fun that doesn’t have to cost much. Find a local nature preserve, forest preserve, or city park. Pack a picnic lunch which you can leave in the car until after your short hike. Bring along a ball and gloves, Frisbees, or other sports equipment everyone can use.

Go camping for Father’s Day weekend. You don’t have to go a long distance to go camping. Why not set up camp right in your own backyard? You’ll have access to everything you need without having to pack it all up, as well as being able to use the restroom which you know doesn’t have spiders or other creepy crawlies in it.

Take Dad fishing if it’s been a while. Of course, this dictates that adults and teens over sixteen have a fishing license, but it could be really fun. For those in the family who don’t enjoy fishing, let them bring along a book or another quiet activity so they can enjoy themselves, too.

Let Dad sleep in on Father’s Day. He works hard all week and probably chauffeurs the family on Saturday to one activity or another. He deserves at least one day a week to sleep late, rest, and recuperate. You may even want to prepare a great breakfast in bed for him.

Rent a movie especially for Dad. Even if the movie is not to your taste, sit down with a big bowl of popcorn or another snack and watch it with him. He will probably appreciate the effort you’re making to share the day with him on his special day.

Give Dad a stargazing and dreaming opportunity. As the evening draws to a close, the final fun and frugal Father’s Day activity you may want to have is to take everyone to a secluded place away from the city lights. Set out blankets for everyone to lie out on, and look at the stars. This is particularly a great idea for Dads who are interested in astronomy. Not only will he enjoy his time with the family, he can show off his knowledge of the constellations.

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