June 17, 2022
Fathers and father figures play a special role in our lives. Whether it’s for making us belly-laugh at dad jokes, learning from their wisdom, or having an example to look up to on how to live life with Jesus, we all want to thank our dads. With Father’s Day around the corner, take time to celebrate your father or father figure using our ideas below as inspiration!
Gift an Experience
Experiences create memories that last a lifetime. Explore a new hiking trail, learn a new skill together like baking or painting, or go fishing. You can even bring your family and friends for friendly competition! If you’re both in need of some R&R, kick back with a hot spring (onsen) experience. You don’t even need to leave the house for an experience gift: you can invite your dad to share a few laughs over popcorn while watching a family movie, or throw in some fun with a game night!
- Hiking in Tokyo: https://livejapan.com/en/in-tokyo/in-pref-tokyo/in-tokyo_train_station/article-a0001737/
- Fishing in Tokyo: https://www.gotokyo.org/en/destinations/waterfront/fan-fishing-in-tokyo.html
- Family Movies: https://www.countryliving.com/life/entertainment/g27813697/fathers-day-movies/
Celebrate Memories Together
Learn more about your father/father figure by creating a photo memory album. You could also gift him a journal like Storyworth to learn about his favorite memories, biggest lessons, and greatest victories in his life! Don’t forget to include a card! You can design a card at home or digitally (e.g., KudoBoard) to gather messages from your father’s family and friends who appreciate him. Cards with added pictures of fun moments together are a bonus!
Cook Up a Feast
Dust off your apron and get creative by cooking up a meal that your father loves! Add in a twist of his classic favourites and new dishes that he might enjoy! If cracking open the cookbook isn’t up your alley, take him out to his favorite eating spot – or treat him to a summer sweet treat!
Acts of Kindness
Philippians 2:4 NLT
“Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.”
Philippians 2:4 encourages us to look to the interests of others – whether that be through serving, sharing an encouraging message, or being a helping hand during a difficult season. Think of a few things that can lighten the load of your father figure! That might look like helping him make a repair in the house, taking care of the backyard or garden, or simply sending an encouraging text message during his busy day at work.