5 Ways to Show Dad Kindness on Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner, you’re probably thinking of all the ways you can make this year extra special for your loved one(s). One of our favorite places to start is by brainstorming simple ways to be kind! Whether you’re celebrating a biological dad, an adoptive dad, a father figure, or anything in between, we’re willing to bet that a little kindness might just make their whole day. With that in mind, we’ve come up with five ways to show dad kindness this Father’s Day! Check them out below:


  1. Let him sleep in. Dads work hard and wear many hats. And with so many responsibilities, there’s no doubt they get tired once in a while! Give your dad a break by letting him sleep in and taking over the morning duties yourself. Do your best to keep the house quiet so he really gets to take advantage of a morning to relax. You might even consider having breakfast ready for him when he wakes up!
  2. Wash his car. Surprising your father figure with a clean car is always a great idea! Dads spend lots of time in their cars and on the move, so kindness like this won’t go unappreciated. Whether you take his car to the car wash or you do it yourself at home, we’re willing to bet that he’ll be nothing but smiles when he sees his car shining like new in the driveway!
  3. Share memories. Whether they like to admit it or not, dads are sentimental too! Spending quality time sharing stories and reminiscing on your favorite memories together is a great way to make Father’s Day special. Take a few hours out of your day and plan to have coffee with your father figure and chat about the good old days or relax on the couch and look through old photo albums together. You can even throw something nostalgic on the TV in the background or take turns picking music that you both love!
  4. Takeover his chores. When dads aren’t working, chances are they’re taking care of chores around the house. Show your father figure some kindness this Father’s Day by letting him take a load off while you handle the heavy lifting. Do a sort of chore takeover by choosing a few of his weekly responsibilities to do yourself, and let him relax and do nothing for a change!
  5. Go on a hike. If your father figure is the outdoorsy type, you might consider hitting the trails together for a hike. Participating in an activity that he loves is a great way to show some Father’s Day kindness and appreciation! Maybe you decide to go just the two of you or maybe you make it a family affair. Whatever you do, remember to have fun! After all, the weather’s beautiful this time of year!


We hope this list helps you plan your Father’s Day festivities or at least gets you brainstorming your own ideas. And however you end up celebrating, remember to have fun, stay safe, and stay kind! Happy Father’s Day!

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