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Father’s Day Activities for the Family

BY CHIARA CUI

 

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Father’s Day is nearing and it’s time for the whole family to let good ol’ Dad know just how important he is. Typically, Father’s Day doesn’t get as much fanfare as Mother’s Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t change that. This year, show him you care with one of these activities and gift ideas for the most important man in your life.

 

1. Make a video.

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These days, making a video is as easy as tapping ‘record’ on your smartphone. With the variety of fun editing apps available, you can easily include funny filters and text to your recording. Film each member of the family giving a short dedication, cut it together using some basic editing software, and don’t forget to include Dad’s favorite song for the background and you’re good to go. Make sure to get the whole family together to watch it. Not only is it a great way of showing your appreciation for your husband but it’ll open channels of communication that may not have been there previously.

 

2. Make a meal.

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Whip up something in the kitchen for him. Together with your kids, cook his favorite dish. You know what they say about the fastest way to a man’s heart. Give your kids safe kitchen responsibilities like grating the cheese, stirring the sauce and tearing up the herbs with their hands. Go a step further and include a handmade card made by the kids to present with the meal.

 

3. Daddy Spa Day

Spa days aren’t just for stressed out mommies, let hardworking Dad get in on the R&R action, too. Let your kids help you set up a spa-like retreat in your own home. Put on some relaxing music, light some candles, and bust out the monogrammed bathrobe for the man of the day.

 

Here are a few simple spa treatments you can do at home for Dad:

 

Honey mask - Apply one to two teaspoons of honey to the face (make sure it’s clean) and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. Then rub skin in a gentle, circular motion to help exfoliate it. Let sit another five minutes then clean off with a damp washcloth.

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Coconut oil treatment - Moisturize those tired hands with some coconut oil. Coat his hands in coconut oil and place hands in disposable vinyl gloves, which you can find in drug stores. Let them sit in the gloves for 10 to 15 minutes then remove and clean with a damp washcloth.

 

Cucumber slices for eyes -Help reduce puffiness and revitalize tired eyes by placing cool cucumber slices on both eyes for at least 30 minutes.

 

4. Go bowling.

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Nothing brings a family together quite like a friendly game of bowling. Head over to the nearest bowling center and see who can bowl a strike first. Bowling’s a great game for the family because it’s easy to learn and even beginners can enjoy it. It also fosters a healthy spirit of competition and makes for a fun-filled day for the entire family.

 

5. Go offline.

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When’s the last time you had some quiet time with the family, away from technology and the internet? Chances are it’s been a while. This Father’s Day encourage the whole family to put away all devices and spend some quality time with Dad. This means it’s time for the kids to turn off their video games and tablets and focus on catching up on everyone’s lives and simply enjoying this time with each other, without the distractions, after all, the best gift you can give your husband is time well spent.

 

 

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