4 Father son bonding activities

joyful father and son having fun in pool, summer holidays

Father son bonding is a part of growing up we can never overlook. The time any parent spends with their child is a significant part in their lives, and the relationship shared by a father and son helps to shape the man the boy will become. Not all time spent together is quality time, though. They pair can get more out of their relationship if they do activities centered around shared interests, which can create stories that last for generations. If you’re looking for more quality time with your son, here are some of the best activities you can do together.

Playing catch. Throwing any kind of ball around is a good form of exercise, and is one that can foster conversation. You don’t need to have any talking points going into this, just simply throw your favorite type of ball around and have fun. Along the way, you can teach your son more about the sport, or talk about anything that comes to mind. Just be sure that you have a good handle on whatever you’re throwing, and enough space to have a catch– you don’t want any broken windows or dented cars!

Going to a sporting event. Not everyone is a sports fan, but for fathers and sons who are, it can be a great bonding experience. For sports enthusiasts, there is nothing quite like seeing a game live and in person. If it’s your first time going to a sporting event together, choose to go to a game where you both will root for the same team. This unity will help the whole experience stay harmonious throughout. At the game, you can demonstrate to your son how to carry himself in public and the benefits of good sportsmanship while also pointing out the finer aspects of whichever sport you are watching.

Doing community service. Regardless of your shared interests, taking on a volunteer project together is a great way to show your son the value of being a helpful citizen. It need not be something massive, but it should be an activity that emphasizes giving to others, improving the community, or lending a helping hand to those less fortunate in some way. By being able to guide your son through these situations, he can learn how to treat people with fairness and decency, as well as learn more tangible skills like organization or how to use tools.

Building something. Whether it’s a model rocket, a work bench, or a guitar, building something together is a great project that can be hugely rewarding. While it is a bit more labor-intensive than most of the other things on this list, it can demonstrate to your son the value of hard work, and give you plenty of time to teach him about patience, the power of a steady hand, and why it’s always a good idea to measure twice.

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