Father’s day is just around the corner. For new parents with young children, Father’s Day can be a great excuse for us new dads to step outside the norm; learn a little bit more about our kids, and have some fun in the process.
Parenthood is exhausting; and we new parents rarely have the luxury of “me” time, let alone an opportunity or two to squeeze our way to spend looking for DIY Pinterest father’s day or mother’s day ideas on the internet.
New dads, listen up, when it comes to such days, remember this; plan your activities ahead! Ask your partner to help out (if she’s totally okay with it) and, above all, make sure those activities are able to meet these three simple criteria; it must be meaningful, enjoyable (for kids), and, it must be simple.
Simple in the sense that those activities are not to disrupt your child’s routines too much. The following are 5 thrifty activities you can do with your kids on Father’s Day without breaking the bank.
- Tell them a story; a true story. One or two preferably from your childhood. Especially the ones where you got into trouble.
- Spend some quality time with your kids. Let them know that you’re available to listen to anything they have to say.
- Better yet, visit your father, their grandfather and stay for the weekend. If he’s not alive, spend some time telling your kids about your father; the many sacrifices he made to raise you.
- Write the kids a thank-you card. Okay, this may sound very hard to do but it’s doable. Hey, you wouldn’t be a father without them.
- Do absolutely nothing. Yes. Plan nothing. Do nothing. Let your kids do what exactly what they want to do.