Today I’ve rounded up all my favorite Father’s Day ideas for you. To start off, I wanted to remind you about this “Do You Know Dad?” game idea I shared last year. I got it up pretty late, though, so I’m betting most of you didn’t have time to get it ready for Father’s Day. You’ve got plenty of time this year — it’s just shy of three weeks until Father’s Day on June 19!
When I shared this game idea last year, I had envisioned it becoming a family tradition — I loved that it gave us something to DO at our Father’s Day dinner… besides eat! We hadn’t yet had a chance to play it as a family. So I also wanted to report in on how things went.
We actually had 3 generations of Father’s with us for our Father’s Day dinner, my grandpa, my dad, and my husband. I had envisioned playing three different rounds with my husband as the “Dad” in question, but instead we ended up doing a round focused on each of the different Dads. This worked out so perfectly because everyone got to take turns guessing, and it was amazing the fun things we learned getting so many generations involved. It is definitely a new family tradition that we’ll be doing each year. The packet even includes a blank question page so you can make up your own questions to change things up each year.
It was so fun in fact that I made a version of it for Mother’s Day that we played this month, but alas I was too late to get that up on the blog this year — I promise to have it for you next year.
These M&M bowties are another fun treat that’s easy to make, so you can pass out a bunch to all the Dad’s you know!
This I Heart Dad banner is one of my favorite Father’s Day ideas because it’s something kids can really do themselves. The banner is just a simple black and white design so the kids can use crayons, colored pencils or watercolor paints to make it their own, and your kids will be so proud to display their creation for Dad.
It would be so fun to make a new banner each year and see how your little artists are progressing. (There’s a mom version of this banner too.)
It’s amazing the number of uses we’ve found for plates (like this, this, and this). These No. 1 Dad Awards have to be one of my favorites. I love how gluing the two plates together makes them sort of 3-dimensional. They just look so cool in person. There is a color or black-and-white version.
Put one of these free printable “Super Dad” gift tags on a jar of Dad’s favorite treat or whatever other gift you have for Dad. They’d also be fun muffin or pancake toppers to use with our free printable Breakfast in Bed kit!