10 Father-Son Bonding Activities

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4. Swimming

If there’s one thing I can’t stand about swimming, it’s when an immature person intentionally splashes me and laughs like it’s the funniest thing in the history of the world. I understand that when you’re in a pool, you’re going to get wet. But I don’t swim because I want to play some childish game. I want to enjoy the water and get some exercise in! That being said, fathers and sons should go swimming together, so they can have a splash fest with no limits. Also, dads make great swimming coaches because they push their kids to excel and are great at protecting them.

5. Carnival

My husband might have a slight addiction to amusement parks. He would be thrilled to visit every one that exists and ride the biggest rides out there. Me? Not so much. Which is why he should take our son with him to all those places. Men are genetically wired to take more risks than women, and even at a young age, they love the thrills of games and rides. So whether it’s a local carnival, fair or Disney World, boys big and small will have a blast riding the fastest roller coaster they can find over and over again.

6. Hiking

For nature loving lads, there’s nothing like a challenging hike. It’s a way to explore nature, breathe in some fresh air and be active. And since there won’t be much noise, it’s a wonderful opportunity to have some deep conversations with your son (you could talk about “the birds and the bees” while watching the birds and the bees!). Even if he’s just a wee one still, he’ll probably remember the fun times he shared with dad hiking the trails through the mountains.

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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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