Creative Ideas to Celebrate Father's Day at Home

Since we might have to stay home this year, we want to share some creative ideas to celebrate Father's Day at home. Learn more.
Creative Ideas to Celebrate Father's Day at Home
Elena Sanz Martín

Written and verified by the psychologist Elena Sanz Martín.

Last update: 27 December, 2022

Father’s Day is a month away and, due to quarantine, we’ll likely have to plan something different this year. Your kids may not have had the opportunity to make a craft at school this year for their dad like they normally do. In addition, you might not be able to leave the house and celebrate by eating in a restaurant or going on a trip. So, we’ll share some creative ideas to celebrate Father’s Day at home.

Of course, we still have to celebrate the day that commemorates one of the most important figures in our children’s lives. Also, we’re actually at an advantage because dad is probably at home and can spend the day with his family. To make this day as special as the honoree, here are some suggestions.

Creative ideas to celebrate Father’s Day at home

1. Special breakfast

There’s nothing better than starting the day with your favorite breakfast, especially if it reflects your family’s love. If dad has a sweet tooth, encourage your children to make him a pastry. Children love baking and helping to make food because it’s fun and it also provides them the opportunity to develop their independence.

In addition, they’ll be satisfied by how appetizing their dish looks and how delicious it tastes. Preparing this meal for their dad will definitely help to increase their self-esteem. You can opt for a cake, some cookies, or any other option. But don’t forget to decorate them with a Father’s Day theme.

Parents cooking with their daughter

2. Scavenger hunt

Another fun option is to create a scavenger hunt around the house where dad has to look for his gifts. To do this, you can make some cards with instructions and place them in order in different places and rooms. 

For example, if the hunt begins on the couch, put a card there that says: “Your next clue is in the place where it always rains, go find it. If you dare!” When Dad goes to the shower, he’ll find a gift and another card with the clue for his next stop. 

In each destination, place a small gift. These can be pictures, letters, or a nice craft specially made for him. Also, you can make coupons and put them at each stop. For example, “This coupon is good for one joke any time you’re sad.” He can save them all and use them whenever he wants.

3. Father’s Day song

Another option that’ll definitely pull at Dad’s heartstrings is to write him a song and sing it to him altogether. You can try composing it yourself, but it’s easier to search the Internet for the karaoke version of a well-known song.

Then, you can add your own lyrics to that. In your song, you can capture all the love you feel, thank him for his company or you can sing about funny memories. Of course, make sure the verses rhyme.

A father reading to his daughter.

Once you’ve completed the song, you’re ready to perform it in front of the honoree. Your children will have a wonderful time using their creativity to compose the song. And, of course, dad will love the originality.

4. Family games to celebrate Father’s Day at home

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day at home than with your children? Take advantage of the fact that you’re all home to play together. Games such as Stop or Pictionary, are two great options. Also, all you need is a pencil, paper, and a stopwatch.

However, if you want to try something more personalized, you can make cards with personal questions about family members. For example: “What’s dad’s favorite color?” Or “What’s mom’s best friend’s name?”

In addition, you can also include questions such as, “Tell us about the funniest day of your life.” Or “What’s the last dream you remember?” This activity will help strengthen your family ties. You’ll get to know each other better and you’ll have an unforgettable time. 

Finally, we all know that when it comes to gifts, it’s the thought that counts. All of these ideas will help your children get involved in celebrating Father’s Day, and will convey important values to them.

Therefore, the most important part of this day is appreciating one another and giving thanks for the family you have. 


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