It feels great to enjoy that close connection with your kids, which is something you treasure and nurture over time when you share experiences and memories together.
This bonding process involves spending precious one-to-one time with your child and making that connection as a father and daughter combination.
Here is a look at how you can learn new skills together, share your hobbies and interests, and do some activities that you will both enjoy and bring you closer together.
Ready for school
If it is down to daddy to get your daughter ready for school, there is a fair chance that you are going to be called into action to help with her hair.
It is a fair point that braiding and perfect ponytails seem to come naturally to moms and older sisters who have learned how to do it already, but this is a great chance for you to learn a useful new skill and convince your little girl that when it comes to braiding, you have got this covered.
Learning how to braid her hair and spending time together getting ready are great bonding opportunities, and when it turns out well, you can be proud that you have added a new skill to your list of fatherly attributes.
Get creative together
Another excellent activity for sharing some magic moments together is when you get creative and share the enjoyment of coloring and drawing.
If your daughter loves to draw and use coloring books, you can even use your smartphone to add a modern twist to this popular pastime.
You might want to learn more about a coloring book app that you look at together, and you might even want to accept a friendly challenge to come up with the best pattern and color when you share some creative time as father and daughter.
Get busy in the kitchen
The kitchen is at the heart of any family home and a good way of spending some quality father-daughter time is to share the fun of cooking and baking.
Making a stack of pancakes, baking a cake, or getting adventurous and creating a special meal together is going to mean that you spend plenty of time with a smile on your face as you enjoy working together to create some great memories as well as something good to eat.
Get your hands dirty
Pottery classes offer a brilliant chance to learn a new skill together and see who can come up with the most convincing creation, which is always bound to involve plenty of laughs along the way as you come to grips with the potter’s wheel.
You can do this at home if you get a kit or book a class for the two of you at a local arts and craft center.
The added bonus with this activity is that you end with something that serves as a reminder of the time you spent together creating a hand-painted bowl or vase.
These are just a few fun activities that are certain to bring your even closer together.
[About the author: Jayden North has 2 daughters, one is 7 and the other 14. He loves spending quality time with his girls, even if the teen isn’t quite so enthusiastic!]