Five classic adult movies with a fathering message

Watch one of these movies with your partner and assess the messages about fathering and being a father or father-figure. Note these may not be suitable for viewing by younger children.

  • About a Boy – Rated M
  • Parenthood – Rated M
  • Like Father Like Son – Rated PG
  • Mrs Doubtfire – Rated PG
  • The Pursuit of Happyness – Rated M

Activities:

Create ‘magical mystery tours’

Take the children on surprise trips by car or public transport, making up fun games along the way, e.g. counting motorbikes – and finish with a treat.

Activities:

Make an obstacle course in the backyard

Use whatever you can find to build obstacles to climb over, crawl under and jump through.