Keeping kids engaged in Father's Day activities that suit Dad is a tough one sometimes. Teaching kids to be generous and patient about what is fun for someone else is a good thing, but sometimes you can hit everyone's interest equally - and that makes for a great experience.
Enter the Father's Day Builder's Party.
Most people would relegate Legos to only a children's birthday party, but if your man likes to have time with his kids, this might work well for you as a Father's Day celebration. I observed that my man loves to do Legos with the kids but seldom has the time to really devote to building something cool with them from start to finish. This Father's Day plan gives him ample time and space to bond with the kids and it engages the kids and dad fully with a simple, at home celebration.
Decorate in Lego colors.
Get all new Legos to have around according to age levels.
Create a Lego cake. Make a simple rectangular cake and "glue" 8 small cupcakes on top with frosting- then frost the entire cake a bright color.
Centerpiece idea: have your kids build a lego creation of their choice in secret according to their skill level. Display it on the table.
Look for Lego brick candy to use for favor bags.
They offer coasters for your beverages, melamine plates, tumblers and more on the Lego website under the Household Accessories section. The Coloring Packs under the stationery section that will keep the kids busy on their own for a few minutes so mom can give dad a smooch. Look at the Outdoor Play section of the Lego website if you'd like to send them outside with some toys for a while.
If you want to do something gross for a joke (my family is BIG into gross... sometimes this is VERY unfortunate!) in secret take a can of Spam and carve it into a Lego block. Announce that you are bringing out the "Main Course" and present your Lego spam block. If your family does not like Spam (mine does not!) then be prepared to follow up with a favorite meal.
My man loves to have time with the kids, and the kids love this too. And that makes for a great and memorable Father's Day!