Father’s Day is a great time to recognize all of the wonderful things dads have done for their children this year. There are many ways to show appreciation, like planning a special event, finding that perfect gift, or doing something nice to help him out. Here are some ideas that are fun for Dad and friendly for the environment.
Prepare an organic breakfast-in-bed
Buy him a nice organic-cotton tie, shirt, or bathrobe
Take him on a trip to a farmer’s market or a local restaurant
Take him to a concert, festival, or sporting event
Set up a hammock for him in the backyard so he can relax
Take him bird watching and take pictures of birds you see
Go on a hike or bicycle ride and spend some quality time together
Get a pair of fishing poles and take him out to the river
Find a nice recipe for dinner that the two of you can make together
Whatever you decide to do, the best part of Father’s Day will be spending some quality time together!
Now that school is out and the weather is hot it’s time to think about what kind of fun activities you can plan to keep the whole family happy. Here is a list of 25 ideas we came up with. Use some of our ideas or come up with a few of your own.
- Volunteer at a local animal shelter, nature center, or organization that you support.
- Plan a camping trip and head out to the great outdoors.
- Visit your local farmer’s market for some yummy produce and local goods.
- Pick berries.
- Use the berries you pick or the farmer’s-market finds to make delicious smoothies!
- Have a picnic at a park.
- Go canoeing at a local lake.
- Have a backyard campfire – with s’mores.
- Go biking on a trail.
- Plant a garden of herbs and veggies.
- Have an outdoor painting party using huge canvas or cardboard.
- Visit a museum.
- Learn about stargazing and identify as many constellations as possible.
- Go outside and play. Volleyball, basketball, baseball, badminton- whatever game you love, get out and start playing.
- Get a map of the US and mark off all the exciting places you want to visit.
- Lace up your skates and go rollerskating.
- Make popsicles with your favorite organic juice.
- Visit a flea market.
- Pick up a new hobby like painting, writing, fishing, etc.
- Visit a national park. The kids can even become Junior Rangers!
- Have a game night with charades, Pictionary, Jenga, Monopoly, etc.
- Attend an outdoor festival or concert.
- Find a local carnival.
- Have homemade-pizza night.
- Fall into a good book.
Whatever you decide to do, enjoy the summer, be sure to stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun!