Greetings Sun & Earthlings!  Father’s Day and the first day of Summer are right around the corner. We’ve come up with a list of activities for children and adults of all ages to celebrate the day with dad.

Couple lying on green grass. Children having fun outdoors in spring parkHappy Feet: This easy-to-make craft project is especially suitable for newborns and infants.  Only paper and paint are needed to create an adorable keepsake that you will cherish for a lifetime.  Our friends at Natural Earth Paint create natural, non-toxic, sustainable paint and other art supplies available in a wide variety of colors.  Order today and you’ll have the paint in time for Father’s Day.  Then all you have to do is mix a small amount of paint, gently brush paint on baby’s foot, and softly press the foot onto the paper.  You can keep clean-up simple by using Sun & Earth’s Biodegradable All Surface Wipes to gently and safely remove the paint from baby’s skin.

Fun in the Sun: A plain and simple activity suitable for kids 3 & up is to play some sports outside!  Get away from all the screens and distractions while getting fresh air and exercise with your family.  Whatever you enjoy best, whether it’s wiffle ball, tennis, frisbee, football, baseball, basketball, or another sport, teach your kids how to play and spend time being active together.  If you have a golf course in your neighborhood try playing a game of mini-golf, go to a driving range, or take some lessons if the kids are old enough.  We’ve been doing our research on sustainable golf courses and The Club at Nevillewood has an amazing program that puts the environment first.  And there’s no need to worry about grass stains because Sun & Earth Natural Laundry Detergent cuts through grass stains with ease.

Earth, day, plant.

Create a Greener Environment: Here’s another simple activity you can do with your family on Father’s Day that is suitable for children above 5 years old.  Take a trip to your local nursery and pick a tree that is native to your area to plant in your yard.  The size of the tree does not matter, you can even plant seeds if you’d like!  What makes this project so exciting is the tree will grow with your family.  Take photos next to the tree so your family can track the progress and growth of your family’s newest addition.  Clean the dirt off your hands with Sun & Earth Natural Hand Soap after you finish your planting activities and get ready for a delicious meal!

Sizzlin’ Barbecue Blowout:  Gather your family for a fun time around the grill and cook up some of your favorite treats.  Try grilling some fruits and vegetables for a new twist on old favorites.  We recommend grilled peaches with cinnamon sugar and sugar snap peas with a garlic salt rub for a sweet and savory treat.  We recommend Annie’s amazing certified organic barbecue sauce on all your meats or vegetable kebabs.  Let us know if you come up with any other great combinations.  And no need to worry about cleaning the grill afterwards, Sun & Earth Natural All Purpose Cleaner makes clean-up a breeze with it’s tough grease-cutting formula.

Pints with Pops: For a bit of fun with your adult children have them take you to a beer tasting event.  Visit our friends in Mount Airy at the Earth Bread + Brewery to check out their environmentally friendly facility and to sample beer and food made with local quality ingredients.  Or visit Victory Brewing Company on June 21st for their Pints for Pops event where dads get a free pint glass to keep with their purchase.  Bring your glass home and give it a quick wash with Sun & Earth’s Natural Liquid Dish Soap or run it through the dishwasher with our Natural Automatic Dishwasher Pacs for a green clean so thorough it sparkles!

Hope everyone has a great Father’s Day.  Let us know your ideas for celebrating Father’s Day, or if you tried any of ours.  We love hearing from you!