Put Together a Family Field Day1 of 9
Ask your dad what his favorite field day activities are: such as potato sack races, relay races and egg tosses. Have fun with the whole family while tied together for the three-legged race. Make some kind of a prize to hand out to the winning participants.
Have a Sports Tournament2 of 9
Pick your dad's favorite sport and make a tournament out of it. Some members of the family can be referees, and some can be coaches, but make sure everyone is involved. For added fun, make a trophy to give to the winner.
Go on a Family Bike Ride3 of 9
Find a local biking trail and take the family on a ride. Have the end of the ride be a park, lake or beach so you can have fun with the family before you head back. Bring along water, snacks and something you can throw around in the park.
Take Your Dad Fishing4 of 9
Most cities have public ponds and lakes that everyone is allowed to fish in. Take dad to one of these and just relax. It'll show your dad how much you enjoy just hanging out with him and talking.
Go Camping... in Your Backyard5 of 9
If you have enough room, pitch a tent in your backyard and have a full-blown camping trip. Roast marshmallows on the grill and make s'mores, then gather around inside the tent and tell campfire stories.
Have a Picnic6 of 9
Make all of your dad's favorite foods and drive over to a public park, beach or lake for a lunch he'll love. Take a picnic blanket, spread out the feast and enjoy. Be sure to take a Frisbee or football to throw around while you're down there.
Make an Action Movie7 of 9
Dads are often the everyday heroes of our lives. Show him that you think so by grabbing your video camera and acting out a short action movie—make sure to make your dad the hero, though. Think Batman, Spiderman, or even Superdad.
Have a Backyard Movie Night8 of 9
Put a sheet up in your driveway or behind your house, and have a movie night outside (Projectors can be purchased for as low as $30). Make popcorn on the stove, buy your dad's favorite candy and have a marathon of his all-time favorite movies.