10 Father-Son Bonding Activities

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I know this site is called Life As Mama, but we love daddies too! (Mine is the best in the whole world!) If you’re a mama reading this, please share with the men you know who have sons and would enjoy some “just for dads” content. If you’re a dad reading this, you’re totally awesome for visiting our mama-focused site and we would loooove for you to share this with other dads! (Also, please check out our other posts because some may be relevant to your life too.)

Either way, we know how important it is for dads and their children to spend time together. The bond between father and daughter is very special, but so is the father-son bond. Summer is a great time to strengthen the father-son bond because it’s a season full of opportunities. These 10 ideas are a great place to start!

1. Camping

Ahh, the great outdoors. My little guy sure loves being outside. Camping for boys is like shoe shopping for girls. It’s pretty awesome, in other words. Pack a tent, a couple of sleeping bags and a flashlight, and enjoy a bug-filled (eew!) adventure with your mini man. That reminds me, don’t forget to bring bug spray too! And toilet paper…if you run out while you’re in the wilderness, that’s not good. I’m pretty sure leaves aren’t soft and fresh as Charmin.

2. Fishing

I personally don’t understand the appeal of fishing, but it’s definitely a fun way for dads and sons to connect. I don’t know if it’s the gooey worms, the slimy fish, or the excitement of waiting for a bite on your hook, but boys of all ages love to reel in that pole. If you catch a big one, make sure you bring it home to cook for dinner. Yes, YOU cook it for dinner. Mom deserves a break for letting you two go out and enjoy a fun activity while she stayed home and folded your underwear.

3. Bowling

We all know how competitive the male species is. It’s why so many sports are dominated by men. Don’t get me wrong, there are women (myself included) who love a challenge, and hate to lose. But men? Competition is practically part of their DNA. Even though dads shouldn’t compete with their own sons, bowling is great for releasing some of that competitive energy. You could always meet up with another father-son duo and have a bowling match. There is power in numbers!

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Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
Leena Kollar

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