On Father’s Day, we celebrate the love, compassion and guidance we receive from the fathers in our life. When we celebrate Father’s Day, we are not only celebrating our own dads, but our step-dads, grandpas, uncles and mentors.
Father’s Day might feel a little different this year. After all, we are still amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, which means we might be celebrating differently. Below are some ideas to show the fathers in our lives some gratitude, while staying healthy and safe.
Celebrating Father’s Day from Afar
Whether or not the fathers we are celebrating live down the street or a plane ride away, many of us might not be able to see them in person. Here are some different ways to share some love.
Plan a Virtual Picnic
Does your family traditionally have a Father’s Day picnic or barbecue? Have a virtual picnic this year! Pack up a lunch for dad, leave it at his doorstep, or order a meal from his favorite restaurant. Use video conferencing tools like FaceTime or Zoom to make it feel like you’re having a picnic together!
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Make a Video Father’s Day “Card”
Ask siblings, grandkids, friends and anyone who loves the father in your life to send a video clip wishing him a “Happy Father’s Day.” If you are tech-savvy, compile the clips into one video.
Organize a Car Parade
Make Father’s Day special for dads stuck at home by having a car parade for them. Gather everyone who might want to appreciate the fathers in your life and drive by their homes while honking and cheering and waving signs of appreciation.
Celebrating Father’s Day with Children
Take a Hike
Does dad love being outside? Father’s Day is a great time to explore some of the amazing hikes in our area, and there are plenty of kid-friendly hikes in Reno-Tahoe!
Camp Out in the Backyard
Campgrounds might still be closed or too crowded for a Father’s Day camp out. But the backyard is a great place to pitch a tent and roast some s’mores! If your children have not camped out before, this might be a great way to introduce them to the joys of camping.
Give Dad a Day Off
Throughout the pandemic, moms and dads everywhere have been working overtime to make sure their kids are safe, healthy and happy. Why not give dad a day off? Start the day with breakfast-in-bed and then let him decide how he wants to spend the rest of his day relaxing. You can even offer to finish some social-distancing chores on his to-do list such as:
- Washing the car
- Mowing the lawn
- Touch-up painting
- Trimming shrubs and trees
- De-cluttering the garage
- Cleaning the gutters
- Organizing his tools
Get creative to make this Father’s Day fantastic, despite the unusual circumstances.