5 Father's Day Activities To Do With Your Kids
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Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re like me, you’re already brainstorming ways to celebrate with your kids. Let me tell you one of the best ways to enjoy this special day: the great outdoors. Not only is it a chance to ditch the screens and get some fresh air, but it’s also packed with activities that can make for some unforgettable memories. Plus, studies have shown that spending time in nature can improve mental well-being and reduce stress levels for both adults and kids. So, what are you waiting for? Grab some hiking shoes, a fishing rod, or a frisbee and head out into the wild with your little ones. This year, let’s make Father’s Day one for the books by exploring the beauty of nature together.
$$ – Baseball is the classic American pastime, and what could be more fun than bonding with your dad over a few innings of this iconic sport? From hot dogs and peanuts to cheering on your favorite team, a day at the ballpark is a perfect activity for dads and kids alike. There are close to 200 major and minor league ballparks around the country, so find one near you and make a memory.
Gear Essential: Check out the Mitchell & Ness MLB Youth Throwback jersey for your favorite team to make the day extra special for the kid.
$$ – If your dad loves spending time in nature, then camping is the way to go. There’s nothing quite like the experience of sleeping under the stars, gathering around a campfire, and cooking up some tasty s’mores. Plus, camping provides the perfect opportunity for dads and kids to disconnect from technology and connect with each other.
Gear Essential: Need a tent? Check out the CORE Nine Person Cabin Tent. It might be overkill on size, but for the price you can a ton of room and can stand up in it!
$ – Want to get outdoors but don’t want to commit to overnight camping (we get it)? Then hiking is a must-do activity. From scenic vistas to beautiful waterfalls, there’s no end to the breathtaking sights you can discover on a nature trail. Plus, hiking provides an excellent opportunity for dads and kids to have some one-on-one time and meaningful conversations while enjoying the great outdoors.
Gear Essential: You can either fill up your cargo shorts with their “treasures” they find, or get them their own pack like the CamelBak mini M.U.L.E Hydration pack for kids.
$ – It’s the quintessential dad thing to do with their kids for a reason. Grab your rod and reel and hit a river, lake or even the ocean and take your kids fishing. There’s nothing more exciting for your son or daughter than catching that first big fish. That’s a memory that will last forever.
Gear Essential: Unfortunately, a lot of “children’s” fishing poles wouldn’t stand up to landing a guppy on the line. Pick up the all-in-one Kid’s fishing pole and tackle box to they can land the big one! Or at least tell mom they did!
$$ – If your kids can keep up, throw some helmets on and start pedaling on an adventure. You can cover more ground while burning some much needed energy so dad can relax later that day. There’s no better way to see a city, ride through the country or cover some mountain trails than on a bike. Just check the skill level before you go to make sure the trail is kid friendly.
Gear Essential: If the kids are a little younger, you might want to consider swapping out the traditional pedals with something more kid friendly like the Moto Bike Safety Pedals. If little feet complain about being uncomfortable or if you’ve ever caught a sharp pedal on the shin, you’ll want to swap these out!