10 Unique Ideas to Celebrate Parents’ Day

Parents' Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July. Parents’ Day is the perfect excuse to set aside a little extra time and do something special as a family.

Parents Day
  1. Have a picnic: Pack up some of your favorite foods and enjoy them at a local park or even right in your own backyard. The picnic can be as simple or as fancy as you like.

  2. Stop for ice cream cones: Late July is an ideal time to indulge in a sweet treat. Grab your cones and take a long walk around the neighborhood.

  3. Sing songs together: Sit down around the piano and sing show tunes or put on a favorite CD or MP3 playlist in the car and sing along with it.

  4. Research your family history: Talk to aunts, uncles, grandparents, and other relatives to learn more about your family history.

  5. Look at old family pictures: Pull out snapshots of family vacations and special events and reminisce for a few hours.

  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.

  8. Explore a new area of town: Hop in the car and check out a destination that you've always wanted to visit, such as a museum or park.

  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.


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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