Unique Ideas to Celebrate Parents’ Day

Parents' Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July. It is the perfect excuse to set aside a little extra time and do something special as a family. Here are 10 unique ideas to celebrate Parents’ Day and thank them for always being there for you.

1. Have a Picnic in Your Backyard

Pack up some of your favorite foods and enjoy them right in your own backyard. The picnic can be as simple or as fancy as you like.

2. Ice Cream Treat

Late July is an ideal time to indulge in a sweet treat. Celebrate Parents’ Day with ice cream and sit down with your family to have a conversation.

3. Sing Songs Together

Sit down around the piano and sing show tunes or put on a favorite CD or MP3 playlist and sing along with it. Your parents would love listening to you singing their favorite songs.

4. Research Your Family History

Talk to aunts, uncles, grandparents, and other relatives to learn more about your family history. If you get access to some old family videos, show them to your parents. They’ll love watching them.

5. Look at Old Family Pictures

Pull out snapshots of family vacations and special events and reminisce for a few hours. Gift them old photographs preserved in new and attractive photo frames.

6. Bake Something Together

Making Grandma's classic cookie recipe or whipping up a delicious pound cake is a great bonding experience for kids and parents alike.

7. Spend a Night “Unplugged”

Turn off the TVs, computers, and mobile devices and play a board game or card game. It will help to spend some quality time as a family. 

8. Create New Family Memories

It’s time to create new family memories. Shoot a video while having a good time with your parents.

9. Help Out with Some Major Chores

Choose a large chore that your parents always handle, such as mowing the lawn or washing the windows, and take care of it for them.

10. Take a Few Minutes to Say “Thank You”

Make a point of thanking your parents for something that they do for you so that they know just how much you appreciate it.

These activities will help you tell your parents how much you love them.


Dorothy Hastings

Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three Preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and child care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child's social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.

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