10 free things for bonding time on Father’s Day
If there’s anything we have extra this year, it’s the weather – more time at home and, therefore, more time to spend with family. The pandemic has reminded us that life is fleeting and that it’s important to slow down and appreciate our loved ones while we still can. For Father’s Day, for example, there are plenty of ways to show your dad that you love him without spending too much money. If you’re strapped for cash this year – and TBH, who isn’t? – here are all the free and fun things you can do together.
Free activities to do with your dad on Father’s Day
Have a cup of coffee together.
Wake up an hour earlier than usual – because it’s safe na tatay mo like, 5:00 a.m., lol — sit down with him, and let him kwentuhan
To take a walk.
It’s also a smart way to get him to move and exercise! In addition, the endorphins will put him in a good mood. buong araw.
Prepare his favorite dish.
Okay, technically this one isn’t “free”, but we’re assuming you’ve done your shopping ahead of time, so you’re not spending the same day! Even so, cooking for your Dad takes more effort than ordering food – we know he’ll love it.
Learn a TikTok dance.
Doing something new and silly can make him feel young again. He might also appreciate the fact that you are trying to introduce him to your world, even if he probably has no idea what the two of you are doing.
Go down the path of memory.
Take out family photo albums and browse old photos. We’re sure he has a lot of stories to tell: what was his life like back then? What were some of the craziest things he barkada did? How did he meet your mother?
Recreate an old photo.
This one is especially cool if you have a maporma dad! Choose your favorite photo together (one from the 80s or 90s) and spend the day recreating these looks.
Give her a massage.
You don’t have to be an expert, of course. But you can use some of the oils you bought online and massage the tension on her back, hands, or feet. Dads need a little rest and relaxation too!
Or complete a puzzle! Everything you need to put your phones down and connect the old fashioned way. (In case you need it, here are some explanations for UN and Monopoly!)
Blast her favorite songs all day.
Music has a way of changing a person’s mood; so many of our memories are tied to specific songs. Therefore kahit hindi mo maintindihan yung musical taste niya, ask him who he likes to listen to and get on with his day.
Host a virtual party.
Nothing says “I love you” like bringing the whole family together. If you have siblings who don’t live with you or are overseas, set aside an hour or two where you can all see each other via Zoom or even have a meal together. In the end, all he probably wants is to be with you guys anyway.
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