In the year 2021, it is more important than ever to spend time with the ones you love. 

Building relationships means spending time together. Doing an activity with someone once a week means that you have made this time a priority. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. This year I have chosen to strengthen my relationship with my dad! 

You can form a lasting habit by doing small things on a regular basis. Why not spend this year building a new habit of spending time with the people you care about? It’s not as difficult as you would imagine. Just pick something simple and stick to it. 

Here are 21 ideas I want to try to spend time with my dad.

  1. Have a staring contest
  2. Make up a song and sing it
  3. Look for shapes in the clouds
  4. Go to the park 
  5. Build a house of cards 
  6. Solve a 1000 piece puzzle
  7. Take a hike
  8. Birdwatch
  9. Go fishing
  10. Cook together
  11. Fly a kite
  12. Have a race
  13. Play a board game
  14. Play pattycake
  15. Jump rope
  16. Build something with wood
  17. Walk the dogs together
  18. Watch the sunset/sunrise
  19. Eat lemon cake
  20. Read a book together
  21. Watch their favorite show with them
Young girl looking through a telescope with her father. Under the photo, a line of text reads: #time with dad

Maybe these ideas will inspire you to spend time with your dad (or mom, cousin, siblings, friends, schoolmates, etc!)