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15 Awesome Mother-Son Bonding Activities

You two used to do everything together, but now that your baby boy is growing up, he is more interested in spending time with the guys. Show him that you know how to have fun with 15 activities that strengthen your mother-son bond.

A Day at the Zoo

Is your boy a budding zoologist? Spend an afternoon among the lions, tigers, bears, and more.

Build a Better Bond

Little kids love working with their hands, so put that passion to use at a woodworking class. While it's not as popular as painting or pottery, woodworking is offered at many youth centers or colleges.

Root For the Home Team

Tickets to see farm teams cost a lot less than professional games, but the experience is just as exciting. Even checking out the high school hockey team will give your little guy a thrill.


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Pitch a Tent

You don't need to travel far for a fun camping adventure — just head to your backyard. Set up a tent, roast some marshmallows, and stare at the stars for a memorable night.

Score a Home Run

Just because you can't throw a fastball doesn't mean you can't help with his game. A trip to the batting cages is a great way to hone his skills and cheer him on while he does it. Not to mention it is a great way for you to let out some stress.

Travel Through Time

What boy wouldn't want to spend a day with the a dinosaurs? A trip to a history museum is not only fun but educational as well.

Tag! You're It

Stuck inside during the Winter months? Take a trip to the laser tag arena, where you can both let out the excess energy.

Get Down and Dirty

Do rainy days get him down? Take him outside for a full-on mud fight. To keep the house clean after, wear a bathing suit, and hose off after, or put on clothes you can throw away.

Say the Magic Word

If card tricks and spells catch his eye, take a trip to the local magic shop. Purchase a kid-friendly trick that he can take home and show off to family and friends later.

Go For a Ride

When the weather warms up, head out for a bike ride. Pack a picnic lunch, and make an afternoon out of it.

Explore the Aquatic Life

Teach him about life under the sea. Most aquariums host more than tanks full of fish — check schedules for special shows for you two to enjoy together.

See a Show

The theater isn't just for adults. There are many kid-friendly plays, including The Lion King, Peter and the Starcatcher, and soon Aladdin. But you don't have to be on Broadway to take in a show. Several plays have productions at more local theaters.

Go Bowling

Competitive activities can easily turn from friendly competition to hurt feelings. To keep his mind off the score, throw in some other competitions like seeing who has the silliest throw or who can score the most using their less dominant hand.

Take a Hike

Whether it's a formal trail or a walk through the park, your nature boy will love going for a hike. Take pictures of the plants and animals along the way, and then try identify them when you get home.

Whip Up a Pizza Pie

Does pizza end up on your table at least once a week? Rather than ordering it one night, get the ingredients and make one with your son.

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TracyBrooks1391312155 TracyBrooks1391312155 3 years
Awe, very cool! Tomorrow is Sunday and as the mother of two young boys, you've inspired me. The weather is supposed to be nice tomorrow... look out zoo, here we come!
tina1383032798 tina1383032798 3 years
I think that are things many girls would enjoy, too. At least I know that I did. However, great inspiration :)!
kjforce kjforce 3 years
Awesome article Leah...This is something my Daughter has done since her son was born. He is now 11 and during the week, she makes sure they chef up at least one a dinner of his choice...and work outs at the local gym. He refers to them as " date night "..she sets aside time with her daughter for the " girlie " fingers and toes night ( manicure/pedicure). Time well spent with our children, as career Moms' is top priority with this "Nann"...
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