Father & Son Hobbies
Does anybody out there have any ideas or even examples of things that you (or your guys) do? I do … after an exhaustive amount of research and a bit of lazy searching – this is a start:
- Models / trains
- Bird house
- Doll House (just kidding > get mom to make it … teach her a trade!)
- Toy Car / Derby cars
- Cardboard Bazooka
- Growing a garden
- RC Car / helicopter / Plane
- models (cars, planes, boats, etc).
- Quad / motorcycle riding < always wear safety gear
- Music, Drums / guitar
- Hiking / Climbing / Treasure Hunting
- Fishing / Hunting (age appropriate)
The key thing is that you just do something together. Dad is the 1st male role model. Dad by definition is the coolest guy they know … and the person they learn from. He teaches by example more than he knows … and sometimes when he doesn’t intend too.
Some of my fondest memories were adventuring with my brother and Dad. We called it treasure hunting … I am not sure if that’s what Dad called it (maybe it was ‘getting the kids out of the house cuz they are driving mom nutz’ time). Ha … probably. Anyway … we would go to some out of the way place (a river bank, an old airport that had closed down, a condemned building … etc). We would walk around and explore … see what trinkets we could find. I found my 1st horseshoe nail on a walk like this … I had never seen one before. Treasure! It was fun … it was outside … it didn’t cost anything except time. I remember it.
What do you remember with your dad?
Sports are a great together activity. If you are a super dedicated parent that wants to go to the majors … or a regular Dad like me. Just ensure you focus on what they want to do – and keep it fun. Sometimes experiments in multiple sports to sample a variety is helpful for them to find their niche. If not, how about piano?
- Baseball / Football / Soccer
- Hockey… you want to know why I like hockey? Sure, I am Canadian … but in addition to an inherent Canadian like of Hockey & Beer … Hockey remains primarily the only team sport I know that people continue to play regularly as adults.
- Swimming - Daddy likes the hot-tub time!
- Skiing – A great sport for the entire family and can include future getaway vacations.
- Martial Arts (age appropriate, older)
- Stay with light impact sports until their bones have developed. No weight lifting either, it is bad for their development at an early age.
- Excellent for Dad to learn self-defense … commit to a course and teach them to stick with it.
- Golf – sure why not Tiger
Tell me more about your ideas on good father son hobbies?