Plan a day dad will love with these fun virtual celebration ideas.
This Sunday could mark the first Father’s Day that many won’t spend together in person, due to COVID-19 concerns. However, that certainly doesn’t mean you can’t still throw the fathers in your life a virtual celebration! Plan a very special day for dad with these fun virtual Father’s Day activity ideas that are pandemic-approved:
- Host a virtual movie or TV show viewing party
- Schedule a telephone or video call
- Cook a classic family recipe together from afar
- Have dad’s favorite meal delivered to his door
- Play an online version of his favorite card or board game together
Learn more about each of these virtual celebration ideas below.
Host a virtual movie or TV show viewing party
If you share a favorite movie or TV series in common with your dad, you may consider celebrating this Father’s Day with a virtual viewing party. Services like Netflix Party and Metastream make it possible to sync up the streaming content so you both can enjoy it, even while physically distant.
Schedule a telephone or video call
The latest in phone and video technology makes it easier than ever to get in touch with loved ones! This Father’s Day, consider calling him over the phone to share good wishes and memories. If hearing loss makes it difficult for you or your dad to keep in touch over the phone, learn how a CapTel captioned telephone can help you catch every word.
If you’d prefer to call him by video, consider services such as Facetime, Skype, or Zoom. Video calls are another wonderful way to connect with your dad and others on this family-oriented day.
Cook a classic family recipe together from afar
If dad enjoys spending time in the kitchen, this fun activity may be just the one for you! Online cooking videos make it easy to follow along to the instructions in your own kitchens. You can run a video call so that you can talk to each other while cooking virtually. Once the meal is ready, dig in!
Have dad’s favorite meal delivered to his door
Instead of cooking, perhaps dad would prefer to have a favorite meal or treat delivered straight to his door. This virtual Father’s Day activity idea involves a little research to ensure that his favorite local restaurant is still offering delivery during the pandemic. Once you’ve placed the order, you can time your phone call just before it is expected to arrive. Happy Father’s Day, Dad!
Play an online version of his favorite card or board game together
From Checkers to Scrabble and more, most classic card or board games offer online versions where you can play with others virtually. Consider challenging your dad to a round of his favorite game or try completing a virtual Escape Room together. These puzzles and critical thinking games are good for the mind and are enjoyable for all ages.
We hope these virtual Father’s Day activity ideas provide fun and engaging ways to get together, even if you are miles apart! To find more topics related to senior living, head to our blog.