As a father, there is no time better than the summer months
to hang out with the son you love. He’s not in school, and you may have more
time to spare away from work, allowing you to carve out time to spend quality
And if you need some fun ideas, here are eight father and
son activities to help you bond this summer until the fall arrives again:
Going camping is the perfect father and son activity to
bring you together for quality time. You can head up into the mountains and
pick a campsite as a pair, and spend the time teaching your son how to fish,
set up a tent, or do anything else that you want in nature.
2. Go for a Road Trip
Cars and men seem to go together, so take some time this
summer to spend time with the little guy by going on a road trip together. Pick
a place on the map, and drive off into the warm summer air, enjoying the
quality time as a pair.
3. Teach Him How to
Ride a Bike
If your little one hasn’t yet learned how to ride a bike, pick
him up a set of wheels, bring him out to the street, and teach him how to
cruise along. You can start with training wheels in the beginning, and if he
learns fast enough you may be able to go on a joint ride together at the end of
4. Work in the Garden
One of the best things a little one can learn is how to work
in the dirt and plant a garden. If you have space in your backyard, pick out an
area for a vegetable plot, and plant a few things that will grow by the time
the fall comes.
5. Tell Him Stories
A great way to bond with your child is by telling them
stories of when you were growing up, and things you used to experience with
your very own parents. You can also have your child ask you questions and answer
anything they’re curious about.
6. Watch Baseball
If your little one loves to play baseball (or any other
sport), take him to a sporting event together and watch from the stands. You
can talk to him about the plays, or even tell him stories about how you used to
be a star player when you were his age.
7. Volunteer Together
The world always needs an extra helping hand, and you can
teach your little one the importance of helping out by volunteering together
this summer. Try heading to serve food at a food bank, walking dogs at a humane
society, or even reading to the elderly in local nursing homes.
8. Just Talk
Something that fathers and sons often forget to do throughout
the course of their youth is simply talk about things in their lives. Pick out
an hour each week to sit down with the little guy and talk to him about life.
You may find out something that you never knew!
Fun Activities to Do with
Father and Son
Don’t let the summer pass
by without hanging out just you and the little guy. And for some fun, try these
eight great fun activities to do that you can share together.