Father’s Day has been celebrated for more than 100 years. Despite the different times of the year, this is also a celebration in many countries in the world. In North America and the United Kingdom, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Let your father spend the day and show him how special he is to you, thus making Father’s Day the best day. Even if you are trapped at home due to coronavirus, you can still spend a special day with your father and plan a little.
1. Video chat with your dad if you don’t live with him.
With modern technology, even if you cannot visit Father’s Day in person, you can still see your father on Father’s Day! Invite him to chat face-to-face with you via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime.
- Plan ahead with your father so that he can download the appropriate video chat software to his mobile phone, computer or tablet (if not already available). If he is not very skilled, please call him in advance so that you can talk to him.
- Some video chat programs (such as Zoom) allow you to set a digital background. Uploading a background on the theme of Father’s Day surprised him. Alternatively, you can make a real banner or logo and then hang it on the wall behind you so that you can see it on the camera.
2. Order takeout from his favorite restaurant to enjoy a nice meal
Dad went to his favorite restaurant and gave him food! Order delicious brunch, lunch or dinner, and then deliver it directly to your home.
- If you like cooking, you can also create your own Father’s Day feast. Set the table, take it out to him, and create a restaurant experience at home.
- Even if you don’t live with your father, you can still order and send it to him. Both of you have a video chat with him while eating to share virtual meals!
3. Visit a park or go hiking if he loves the outdoors
If your father feels indifferent, please go to a local park with him, or go hiking or cycling trails nearby. You can even walk outdoors with some of his friends, as long as you keep a safe distance from each other.
- If you plan to be with other people during the outing, please keep at least 6 feet (1.8 m) away. Avoid keeping a safe distance in crowded parks or hiking trails.
- Don’t forget to bring snacks, kettles, and hand sanitizers.
4.Treat him to a virtual tour or concert so he can explore from home
If your father feels safer at home, you can still take a virtual adventure on Father’s Day! Take a virtual tour of the museum or national park with him, or watch a live broadcast of the concert together.
- You can use the Google Arts and Culture app or website to explore several national parks and museums online. For example, you can take your father to a virtual 3D roaming through the Grand Canyon or Yosemite National Park on the “National Park Service” page.
- If your father likes animals, check if his favorite zoo or aquarium offers online travel.
5.Sign him up for an online class if he enjoys learning new things
If your father likes to tinker with hobbies and learn new skills, then online courses can be a gift for Father’s Day, especially when he is trapped at home due to coronavirus. Find an online course that specializes in topics or interests he likes, or choose something completely new so that the two of you can learn together!
- For example, if your father likes to experiment in the kitchen, you can sign up for his online baking course. Or, if he is more artistic, then go to a painting or sculpture course.
- If you are willing to let him choose his course, you can buy him a pass to use subscription-based services, such as MasterClass or Skillshare.
6. Have a movie or game night if he wants a cozy family celebration
If your father is a family member, spending an evening at home with your family may be a great way to celebrate. Play some fun board games or make popcorn, then put on Dad’s favorite movie or TV series.
- If you have a projector and some yard space, you can even spend a special outdoor movie night! Hang white sheets or aim the projector at a blank wall outside the house, and then set up some lawn chairs to watch movies under the stars.
7. Camp out in the backyard for a fun and simple adventure
There is nothing more special than camping with your father. Bonfire Bonfire, roast marshmallows or hot dogs, sing together or tell horror stories. You can also set up a tent in the yard, relax in a sleeping bag, or set up some hammocks and do some stargazing.
- If your father likes barbecue, you can combine some backyard camping with family barbecue!