Enhance quality time with your favourite little gal–and she’s always daddy’s little girl even if she’s a teen or tween–with these inspired ideas. It’s important for dads and their daughters to take time out to bond over simple yet fun activities that encourage conversation and enriching downtime. With these ideas in mind, you can create lasting memories you’ll always cherish.
Nothing does free time as tasty as ice cream, so make the most of your bonding experience by building sundaes together–and don’t forget the sprinkles. Or the whipped cream! You can hit up your local ice cream parlour or head to the grocery store to purchase supplies for your customised sundae bar. You can talk about school, fashion, and even boys before the brain freeze sets in.
If your daughter enjoys arts and crafts, spend a Saturday morning or afternoon with a box of crayons and markers. Colouring is a stress-free pursuit that’s relaxing and satisfying. To learn more about online colouring apps, you can click the link to find online pages you can print. By colouring together, you can create inspired designs your daughter can use to decorate her bedroom or school locker.
Old-School Arcade Games
If you’re lucky enough to live near an arcade that features some classic games like Frogger or Pac-Man, you’re in for some real fun–1980s-style! Even if you don’t have a local arcade, you can rent classic video games to enjoy on your home game consul. Pop up some popcorn and start battling each other for the Astroids all-star title.
Bonding on Wheels
From bicycles to roller blades, things that go have a way of bringing out the giggles in girls and dads. Explore your neighbourhood or visit a regional park that has paved trails for biking. If you have a pair of motorised scooters, so much the better! You can scoot on over to your favourite café or pizza place to enjoy a light lunch together.
To create a lasting memory filled with sunshine and waves, head to the nearest beach to hunt for seashells, splash in the water, or build a sand castle. Load up the cooler with plenty of water (she’ll want something fruity) and couple sandwiches and grab some towels for a day of fun in the sun. If you don’t live near a beach, consider grabbing some fishing poles, instead, and head to your nearest lake, river, or pond.
Go for a Gallop
Horseback riding is a terrific pastime to encourage and definitely a great activity that dads and daughters are sure to enjoy. Simply find a local stable and check it out. Many stables have instructors on hand and offer guided sessions. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy this activity, which is perfect for animal-loving dads and daughters.
No matter what you decide to do, the main thing is that you and your daughter set aside time to bond. From the bleachers of a baseball game to the aisles of a bookstore, you can build your relationship one date at a time.
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