Little Angel Kindergarten
Toddler Town International Preschool, Mont Kiara
Apple King Educational Group

7 Fun Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day

by on 19/06/2015 2166

Observance of Father's Day makes fathers feel that their contributions are acknowledged in the society and also by their children. Celebration of Father's Day has made them ponder for a while on the important role their father play in their life.

No doubt only mothers are regarded as the sole raiser and nurturer of a child. But all of us know that father is just as important for a child as the mother is. If mothers are the heroines of child rearing, significance of the father as the heroes for a child’s development and emotional well-being cannot be disregarded. Children depend on their father for their spiritual, emotional, physical, financial and social well-being. For daughters, our father is the ideal man in the world and also the first man they love and adore, while for sons, our father is an idol and the strongest protector they aspire to emulate.

Therefore, children must take full opportunity of the day and express their gratitude for fathers with all their heart. Here are 7 ways to celebrate Father’s Day that doesn’t cost a fortune, yet makes it memorable for good ol’ dad.

 1.      Create a Scrapbook

Take photos of your dad with the family or dig out the family album and pick the funniest or sweetest photos and compile them onto the scrapbook and add in some little hand-written notes. Or you can make a digital scrapbook by taking videos and audios and integrate them into a short video clip or movie. These images are links to the people we love and cherished most in our lives. They are like small pieces of a jigsaw that complete the larger picture of the various stages in your family’s lives, which holds meaningful and unforgettable stories as well as memories.

 2.      Prepare Meals

You don’t need to be a Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsay-wannabe to whip a good meal for your dad. A simple omelette or sandwiches are good enough to keep dad happy. As the saying goes “a way to a man's heart is through his stomach”. You can simply search online for recipes or watch it on YouTube and then practice your culinary skills before the special day arrives. Your dad will surely appreciate it and feel proud of your skills.

 3.      Spending Time Outdoors

If you have the budget, then take your dad to a nice vacation. However, if you’re on a tight budget, a short getaway to other states will be great, such as Port Dickson, Genting Highland or Cameron Highland. Or if he’s the adventurous type, then take him for hiking, fishing, road trip or head down to the beach for a swim or canoeing or have a bike ride, a stroll or a picnic at the park, lake or near a waterfall. Or if he loves sports, then tag along for a round of golf, badminton, basketball, or whatever sport that he loves to play.

 4.      Simple Celebration

It doesn’t have to be expensive or extravagant. Just a simple barbeque at home or steamboat or even potluck is enough to create a warm and joyous atmosphere. Invite your immediate family or your dad’s best and closest buddies and have a lovely family affair or an ultimate guy's night out.

 5.      Written Message

Write a poem or a heartfelt letter or card expressing your love and appreciation to Dad. Handwritten messages are a good and sincere way to show your gratitude for the sacrifices and contributions your dad has done for you. Don’t worry about grammar mistakes or broken sentences, it’s the thoughts that counts.

 6.      Fun Entertainment

If your dad love to watch movie, take your dad out for a movie date. If your dad loves singing, take him for a karaoke session and let him sing her heart out. Or if he enjoys live entertainment, then you can take him for a stand-up comedy show, orchestra or theatrical plays.

 7.      Buy Gifts

Observed what your dad needs or looking forward to getting it. If his watch or wallet has broken, then get him a new one. Or simply ask him what he really wants and buy it for him. If it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, then this little thoughtful gesture will mean a lot to him.