Five stay-at-home activities you can enjoy with your family this Father’s Day

From hosting a cooking competition to a relaxing movie night, these are some of the ways you can celebrate Father’s Day.

Xynthea Ong

Expert pinterest scroller and bubble tea lover.

Published: 17 June 2021, 2:03 PM

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to spend some time and catch up with your family this Sunday (Jun 20). 

But with the recent COVID-19 Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) measures in place, your plans for Father’s Day may be affected especially with the ongoing dine in restrictions. However, this does not mean that you can’t have fun.

Here are five fun and simple activities that you can enjoy with your family over the weekend!

1. Host a cooking competition

Instead of ordering takeaway, why not spend some quality time with your family with a friendly cooking competition? 

Battle it out in teams as you put your culinary skills to the test to create the most impressive dish together. You don’t need to be a Michelin Star chef to win as you can simply follow recipes online and add your own personal touch to it at the end! 

In fact, platforms such as TikTok and Youtube offer various recipes across different cuisines that you can try out too.


Your dish doesn’t have to be perfect because after all, this is just a fun activity to bond with your family. PHOTO CREDITS: RON LACH VIA PEXELS


If you would like to switch things up, you could always team up with your family to create a meal of your choice instead.

2. Create a workout challenge

After being cooped up at home everyday, it is always great to do some exercises to stay healthy. In the past year, online workouts have become increasingly popular among Singaporeans who want to keep fit or achieve their fitness goals. 

If you and your family are fitness fanatics, you can consider creating a fitness routine to stay healthy during this period. If you would like to spice things up, you can also add different challenges like setting a penalty for those that wish to tap out halfway!

There are many different workouts you can choose from, ranging from a quick cardio workout to a high intensity endurance training.


If you would like a more relaxing option, you could search up yoga workouts and train your flexibility. PHOTO CREDIT: KETUT SUBIYANTO VIA PEXELS


By working out together, you can strengthen your bond with your family by encouraging them to not give up during the challenge.

3. Try out some DIY hacks

Growing up, many of us may have tried out different Do-It-Yourself (DIY) crafts such as making our own jewellery sets or conducting science experiments from home. 

Well, now is the perfect time to relive your childhood by trying some DIY hacks out with your family. In fact, there are various DIY hacks that are suitable for all ages from upcycling unwanted clothes to creating your very own face masks.

With so many tutorials online, it’s easy to search for DIY hacks that your family can enjoy together.

4. Tuning into some nostalgic movies

On the topic of nostalgia, what better way to revisit the past than rewatching some old classics

Recently there have been many old films that have been added onto platforms such as Netflix or Disney+, making it accessible for many to take a trip down memory lane with their favourite flicks. 

Sometimes, it’s nice to watch films that we are familiar with because it brings us back to the past.


With so many different movies to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. PHOTO CREDITS: STOCK CATALOG VIA FLICKR


A movie night is also the perfect opportunity to catch up with one another while reminiscing about the past.

5. Trying out the latest games

There are now many new games that have taken over the gaming world, coming in different genres and different devices, such as the Nintendo Switch and WII console. 

Some family-friendly games that you can enjoy on these devices include Just Dance, Mario Kart, Overcooked or WII Sports

However, if you don’t have a game console, there are still various multiplayer games that are not only simple yet fun which you can enjoy with your family on your mobile devices. Some of these games include Among Us, Psych! and Plato.


These games are free and downloadable from your respective app stores. PHOTO CREDITS: @AMONGUSGAME VIA TWITTER, PLATO


With these fun and interactive games, you are bound to have a great time with your family this Father’s Day.  

Hopefully these recommendations give you an idea of ways to celebrate Father’s Day with your family! And if you are looking for some budget-friend gift ideas, you can check out our recommendations for Father’s Day here

You may like these