Planning a special Father’s Day might seem especially daunting with social distancing measures in place. With planning, virtual activities and some creative fun, you can still make this the best Father’s Day yet for the dearest dads in your life.
Whether your dad is into getting outdoors to explore or prefers to stay indoors for games, you can still do it safely and while maintaining appropriate distance. We’ve highlighted a few ways to celebrate your favorite dad, including virtual game nights, scavenger hunts, bike rides and an online workout subscription to help him keep moving, even when he’s stuck inside.
There’s no one quite like the special dad in your life, and Father’s Day is a day to celebrate your relationship. Here are 5 fun ways to show him how much you care!
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
If dad is comfortable being outdoors and around others, this is a great way to be together, while keeping a good physical distance. Plan an exciting scavenger hunt around the neighborhood or town, and meet up at a central spot to hand out the clues (you can also email these in advance to avoid contact). Then, the game is afoot! You, your dad and family members can enjoy exploring your neighborhood on foot, bike or by car, searching out clues on an epic hunt! Adventurous dads will especially love this.
Virtual Sweat Subscription
If the dad in your life is missing his gym and daily indoor sweat sessions, give him the gift of a virtual fitness subscription. Perfect for active dads who aren’t comfortable leaving home for non-essential reasons, you can choose from virtual yoga, spin, HIIT or pilates. Even if you can’t be together this year, giving him the gift of fitness and good health will warm his heart.
Host a Virtual Game Night
Since stay-at-home orders went into place, friends, neighbors and family members have been hosting family game nights over zoom or other web-based video platforms. Perfect for game-loving dads located at a distance, this can be as easy as hosting a family zoom call with trivia or by installing an online chess app that will allow you to beat mom and dad at your favorite family game.
Family Bike Ride
It might sound simple, but getting outdoors together and doing something as a family will bring instant warmth to your dad’s heart. Gather your loved ones on bikes and ride through the trails or your neighborhood. Stay at a distance of 6 feet apart, to keep dad safe, but you’ll be able to chat, enjoy the beautiful June weather and be together on his special day.
If the dad in your life is up for exploring and adventure, it’s time to introduce him to geocaching. Geocaching is basically treasure hunting, but all you’ll need is an app and some curiosity to find your nearby treasures. Simply download a geocaching application to your smartphones and meet up at your chosen spots to search for treasure! You’ll have to make sure to keep your distance while you explore, but you’ll both enjoy the moment when you locate the goods!