To be honest, I’ve never been a big fan of Father’s Day (or Mother’s Day, for that matter). It always seems a bit too commercial for a sentiment that should be simple and sincere. After all, Father’s Day is about showing Dad how much you care, not how much you can spend on him. Maybe I’d feel otherwise if my kids had jobs — check back in twenty years for an update.
Personally, I don’t have much desire for Father’s Day gifts, at least not those bought in a store. However, a handmade macaroni picture frame? I’ll treasure that forever. A coupon book offering mowed lawns and car washes? Those don’t expire, and will be redeemed accordingly. Hugs? I’ll take those all day.
That’s why I’ve compiled this little list of free things to do with Dad (generally speaking, actual dads may vary) on Father’s Day that might give kids some ideas. Share it with your children!
What are your favorite free Father’s Day experiences?
Whit Honea can be found writing about whatever he feels like at his personal site Honea Express (Honea sounds like pony) and DadCentric. If you’re really bored you can follow him on the Twitter or Pinterest (his opinions are his own and do not reflect those of Babble or most rational people).
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