40 Father's Day Activities for Preschoolers

Special ways for daddies and their kiddies to celebrate

Father And Son Fishing On Bridge
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What are you doing the third Sunday in June? If you said celebrating Father's Day, then good for you, you remembered! But just because you know when Father's Day is, do you know how you are going to celebrate yet? There are lots of great Father's Day activities that are family-friendly, things to do that will keep everyone, from the oldest grandpa to the youngest preschooler, happy and entertained.

There are a couple of ways to figure out how to spend Father's Day. Ask dad of course, but then decide if you want to plan everything ahead or have more of a spur-of-the-moment Father's Day. Either is fine, but if you have specific Father's Day activities you'd like to do -- fishing on a charter boat for example -- you'll need to most likely make reservations ahead of time. 

Definitely ask your preschooler if there are any Father's Day activities he'd like to do with dad. And while dad might not want to hit the local arcade on his special day (or maybe he does), there are definitely some Father's Day activities that incorporate everyone in the family.

No matter what you decide to do this Father's Day, have fun and make sure to tell dad how much you love him! 

  1. Go fishing.
  2. Plant a garden.
  3. Visit a local farm.
  4. Go outside and play together as a family.
  5. Go to a minor league baseball game or some other organized sports. Check with your local college or high school for a schedule.
  1. Hit the park and challenge dad to a race down the slide.
  2. Hold a barbecue cook-off challenge. (Will you let dad win?)
  3. Preschoolers might not be up for a round of golf just yet, but mini-golf is always fun, and so is a trip to the driving range.
  4. Find a local pond and feed the ducks.
  5. Go for a walk.
  6. Fly a kite.
  1. Even if it is a rainy day, go outside anyway.
  2. Invite the whole extended family over for a big dinner.
  3. Have a bubble-blowing contest.
  4. Have a picnic in the backyard.
  5. Go for a swim at the community pool.
  6. Find a local festival or fair in your area.
  7. Play a board game or two.
  8. Play classic games from when dad was a kid
  9. Volunteer at a local soup kitchen (preschoolers can help set the table or make decorations).
  10. Go bowling!
  11. Enter a family "fun run" race
  12. Make dinner or dessert together.
  13. If you've got the whole weekend, go camping.
  14. Visit a local museum.
  15. Grab a ball and go outside.
  16. Spend a day with dad doing his favorite hobby.
  17. Go to the movies.
  18. Grab some neighbors and have a kickball game.
  19. Take a long car ride.
  20. Visit the beach.
  21. Go for a hike.
  22. See if there are any car shows in your area.
  23. Build a birdhouse.
  24. Go to the zoo.
  25. Visit the library and check out some of these Father's Day books
  26. Go out for a meal.(Dad gets to choose where!)
  27. Work on a puzzle.
  28. Go through old photos. See if you can find some from when dad was a preschooler!
  1. Take a nap.

Bonus Father's Day activity: Don't forget to give dad the great crafts your little one made for him!

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