Joke swap

If you are apart from your kids because of work, travel, or access limitations, try this activity:

Ask your kids to send you a joke via text or email every day you are apart, and in turn send them a “Dad joke”*. When you are with your children again, take a vote on which was the best, and worst, joke.

There are numerous sites on the internet with suitable jokes – make sure they are appropriate for your kids’ ages.

(* If you haven’t heard the term before, a “Dad joke” is a joke that is considered by your kids to be not very funny.)


Laugh as a family

Be sure to laugh every day with your children.


Bond over chores

Give your children chores to do with you around the house – it’s a great way to spend time together and pass on skills and knowledge.