Mom Monday-Dad and Son activities for Father’s Day

4 Jun

With Father’s Day approaching, it’s a wonderful time to celebrate dads and all they do. There are many ways to show dads how much they are loved and appreciated that don’t involve the purchase of a new tie.  Earlier, L. E. Mastilock gave you some ideas for Daddy/Daughter activities and spending time together. Today, I’d like to share some ideas for Fathers and Sons to encourage quality time.

Spend quality time on Father's Day with your Son

Especially if Dad works long hours, it can be difficult to carve out time with his son, but spending time together doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. With three boys in our family at vastly different ages, we have found some easy ways for Father/Son time to happen in order to maintain a strong bond.

All kids need time with their parents, and finding one-on-one opportunities is a wonderful way to keep in touch. No matter their age, sons should feel that their parents are their go-to source of information, and while maintaining the role as the authority figure, dads can also be their son’s friend.

Simply hanging out together or doing an activity together helps keep that relationship strong.


So, here’s the GREAT BIG LIST OF FATHER and SON TIME IDEAS aka, things my sons enjoy doing with their dad that don’t cost much, except for the last one.  (P. S. You can do these things all year; don’t wait for Father’s Day):

  • Throw a ball back-and-forth repeatedly.
  • Shoot hoops.
  • Go out for a coffee or milkshake.
  • Take them along with you to the home improvement store. Look at all the shiny tools and project possibilities. Plan your dream treehouse.
  • Grab a sleeping bag and go camping.
  • Train for a 5K.
  • Play poker.
  • Yardwork. Something about trimming shrubs causes an endorphin rush.
  • Watch football/baseball/basketball/hockey/soccer.
  • Hit a bucket of balls.
  • Take a hike.
  • Read aloud to them.
  • Putt-Putt
  • Foosball
  • Build a puzzle.
  • Go fishing. Tell tall tales.
  • Build something amazing with LEGO® or blocks.
  • Eat meals together.
  • Go on a road trip.
  • Work on a project together. Click here to see what my crew made.

Whatever you decide to do, cherish each moment you have as a father and son. And, have a fantastic Father’s Day!


Learning Table mylearningtable.comAnne Campbell is the mother to three boys (in every sense of the word!). A former classroom teacher, she has been homeschooling for twelve years with the support of her husband of 27 years. When the Campbells are not in their schoolroom, they are outside soaking up God’s beautiful creation and looking for new critters to bring home. When Anne isn’t busy with her job as an editor and columnist for Home Educating Family Association, you can find her at Learning Table and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Bloglovin, and Instagram.

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