Happy Father's Day

Good morning everyone,

I was watching the heavy rain and thunderstorm warnings for Hiroshima last night while there wasn't a drop of rain outside...and we won't see any rain for the next three days or so with highs in the high 20s...sounds like pretty good weather to me!

If I were a dad, here are 10 ways (in no particular order) I'd be happy to spend today with my family and you should consider if you don't already have plans...
Fathers Day activities, father and young son golfing

Play Golf or Mini Golf

America's favorite pastime is always a crowd-pleaser. If attending a pro baseball game isn't an option, find a local minor league or community softball game to take in.


Whether Dad is a pro on the golf course or more of an ace at putt-putt, an afternoon of golf is fun for fathers and kids alike. Stick with miniature golf if the kids are beginners, of course. Going to the driving range is a great activity if Dad wants to start teaching the kids the "real" game.


Fathers Day activities, view of baseball field
Take Him Out to a Ball Game

Fathers Day activities, bowling alley

Go Bowling


Bowling is right up Dad's alley — especially if Father's Day is a rainy day this year. Opt for bumper bowling to give little kids an advantage!


Fathers Day activities, father and daughter fishing in lake

Go Fishing


 

Casting a line with the kids is a classic, relaxing way to spend Dad's special day. Children's fishing poles can cost as little as $12 and are sure to create cute memories.IFathers Day activities, baseball gloves for playing catch

Play Catch


Dad would probably love nothing more than a special game of catch or some other favorite backyard game with the kids. Follow it up with a low-key family barbecue.

Fathers Day activities, Arlington Cemetary war monument

Visit a Historic Site

If your father is a history buff or veteran, visiting a history museum, war memorial, or other historic site in your area will probably fulfill his Father's Day wishes. Pack his favorite sandwiches and snacks, and enjoy a picnic nearby.

Fathers Day activities, family of four on a bike ride with helmets

Go for a Bike Ride

 

Spending the day cruising around on two wheels is fun and also healthy for Dad and the kids. Try a bicycle scavenger hunt to make it even more interesting.

Fathers Day activities, hand built and painted birdhouse

Build Something

 

Does Dad spend his free time in the garage or woodshop? Find some simple instructions to build a birdhouse, or find something else kid-friendly to build together. If the kids are too young to use tools, break out the paintbrushes for them to decorate whatever Dad creates.

Fathers Day activities, family on a hike

Take a Hike

If he's like most dads, yours probably loves the great outdoors. Find a local hiking or walking trail that the entire family will enjoy. Look for trail reviews online to make sure it's suitable for younger children so that Dad doesn't end up carrying them on his back!

Fathers Day activities, father and son watch TV or movie

Have a Movie Night

 

Order or make Dad's favorite pizza and turn on a family-friendly flick that he'll love. It's the perfect ending to a fantastic Father's Day.

I have to say that I'd probably be more of the outdoor/let's build something dad...but they are all great ideas! Which one will you do today?

Have a great day!


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