Rainy day activities to prepare for Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is just around the corner and one of the best things about Father’s Day (aside from celebrating dad and everything he does for the family) is that it lands in June. This means that the weather is usually perfect. It’s a great opportunity for dad and the kids to go outside and play. You can take a day trip to the beach, a local museum, or just get outside and play tag. Later, dad gets to do one of his favorite pastimes, throwing some meat on the grill for dinner.



The only problem is that the weather is known for being unpredictable and that means it can be a full day of rain and storms. As it is in June there is still a chance that it will be a rainy day and then plans will be ruined. Because of this, it’s always a good idea to have a few backup ideas for the big day. Mom should prepare some indoor Father’s Day activities and to make it easier we have 10 of them.

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10 Dad Treasure Hunt

Every dad has a little bit of “kid” in them and they’re always up for a fun game or scavenger hunt. Corresponding News from Naples, a treasure hunt can be a perfect activity for a rainy day on Father’s Day. The children can leave small trinkets, toys or notes around the house and give him clues on where to find them.


9 painting

When dad wants to unleash his inner creativity, a good drawing activity can go a long way. Corresponding All per dad, This could be a great activity for younger children who may not be able to participate in more complex activities. Finger painting could be fun and all mum needs is a long piece of paper and some erasable paint and you can make your very own Father’s Day poster.

8th jigsaw puzzles/board games

Puzzles can sometimes seem like a long-forgotten hobby, but they can be comforting and help everyone work together. Board games are also a great idea for family bonding, as long as everyone can keep their competitiveness to a minimum.

7 Make some home videos

Making home videos is not only fun but creates memories that can last a lifetime. Tell dad you have a surprise and then send him away for a while. Don’t worry, he’ll be happy when he comes back. Now take some time to create videos. Anyone can film themselves talking about what they love about their dad, or they can do some fun dad trivia. Everyone will laugh a lot when they start looking back at everything.


6 Indoor bowling alley

The perfect activity can depend on what dad likes and what his interests are. If dad loves bowling but you don’t have one handy, you can easily make it yourself. You can use water bottles with just some sand/water on the bottom. Line them up and find an easy ball for anyone to roll down the “lane”.

5 indoor golf

If bowling isn’t your thing but golf is, then this is another easy game to play indoors. All you need are some cups, plastic or glass, and you want to put them on the floor. You may want to tape them in place to keep them secure and you can take turns hitting golf balls into the cups. Make sure everyone knows he’s out of range so they don’t have to hit him too hard.

4 Marble run to the next level

Corresponding parent map, Kids love marble run toys and dads love to be inventive, so why not build an advanced marble run? You can use Hot Wheel Tracks and get creative with books, pots and/or pans to make it even bigger. You’ll have to experiment to see what works best, but this will take a lot of time and be really fun.


3 Built something

Woodworking is another hobby that many dads have, and this could be the perfect excuse for everyone to get out in the garage and build something together. This can be a bird house, a new mailbox or even a sled. Dad can teach his kids some skills and everyone can feel like they worked together to achieve something.

2 indoor camping

Dads love camping and being outside. If it rains you can take the camp inside. Clear the living room and set up the tent in the middle – there are no rules. Make sure you try to make it as camping-like as possible. This would be even easier if you have a fireplace. You can make s’mores, tell stories and sing some songs.

1 If everything’s falling apart

If you don’t have anything planned or nobody wants to do your fun activities, you can always go outside. As long as it’s safe, there’s really no reason the family can’t get out there and pretend the world is their very own water park. Let the kid loose indoors and jump in puddles, ride bikes and even make “rain angels” together.

Sources: News from Naples, All per dad, parent map

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