There’s nothing like father-and-son bonding. Spending quality time with one another will always be important. Those are the times to create memories and instill lessons in your child to help them grow into a well-rounded individual. You’ll create traditions together that your son may eventually pass down to his children. If you’re looking for a starting point, look no further. Here are some fun and exciting father-and-son activities to try.
Play Video Games
Sometimes, it’s best to start by meeting your son on his level. Instead of watching him be absorbed with his devices, try playing with him. Ask what game he’s on and see if he’ll let you play.
It’s not always about what you can teach your kids. There will be moments when your child teaches you, and if it starts with video games, then so be it. You’ll be surprised how knowledgeable he is about it all. And he’ll feel good about beating his dad at something. That’s when the real competition kicks in.
If you’re looking to pull your son away from the screen, take him on a camping trip. Here, he will get a crash course in the wilderness and survival. These skills are good ones to instill in your children. Plus, it’s nice to unplug and get your kid’s undivided attention and vice versa.
Being away from regular home life might make him feel more comfortable about discussing certain topics with you. You’ll get to pick his brain and then him yours. Children are naturally curious, so don’t be afraid to open up.
Do a Science Experiment
Who doesn’t love a good science experiment? Look over a few potential experiments and ask your son which one he would enjoy most. There are so many to choose from that you don’t have to stick with only one.
Choose one that helps him with whatever science level he’s currently at. If you decide to build a model rocket, make sure you follow the launch rules guide. You want to have a great time, but make sure everyone is safe after the smoke clears.
Give Back Together
One of the greatest lessons you can teach your son is to give back. The world would be a much better place if we all worked to help one another. Volunteering at a charity together is a great way to teach this lesson.
Additionally, you’ll teach your child to be grateful for what he has. Seeing the situations of others may help him recognize how much he appreciates his life. This is a lesson that will stick with him, and as he becomes an adult, he will likely continue to work and give back to the community.
Keep that father-and-son bonding time fun and exciting by trying out any of these activities.