10 Mother & Son Date Ideas That Will Bring You Closer to Your Little Guy

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Quality time between a mother and her son is so important. But sometimes, it’s hard to think of fun, new ways to spend time together -- especially one on one. So we've decided to round up 10 great date ideas. We especially love #9!


Don't forget to also check out: 30 Ideas for a Month of Positive Parenting from Simply Real Moms.

What's your favorite 'date' activity with your son?

Written by Erin from Simply Real Moms

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  • Volunteer Together


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    Find something your son is interested in (even if it’s something that you might not be the fondest of) and volunteer together! Maybe it’s walking dogs at the local humane society or helping out at the library. Giving back to the community will make your son feel better about himself, and doing it together will build a lifetime memory.

  • Visit the fire station


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    Fire stations are more than willing to give tours of their facilities. Also, they usually hold open houses throughout the year. Take your son for a special day where they get to see the station, learn about the trucks, and even sit in them!

  • Visit a museum, zoo, or aquarium


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    There is nothing more fun than a day spent together at a museum, zoo, or aquarium. Let your son pick what interests him the most and plan out the route for exploring the visit for the day. Take your son’s lead on this one!

  • Play ball!


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    Take a few swings at the batting cages and round it out with a game of putt-putt golf.

  • Build


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    Pick up a kit together of something that interests your son -- it might be a rocket kit, a car kit, or even a Kinex kit.

  • Get wet or muddy


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    Head out in the rain and play in the puddles! Or, if it’s a thunderstorm, wait until the rain passes and then get out there and splash around.

  • Get cookin'


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    Everyone loves a guy who can cook. So start teaching your son now! Let him pick the recipe, then the two of you can head to the store together to buy the ingredients and cook a meal together.

  • Read


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    Pick out a book with your son and read together. Even if this means reading the same book you've read a bunch of times! It’s especially fun to pick a book that there’s an upcoming movie coming out about. Read the book, then go see the movie, and compare the book to the movie.

  • Head to Home Depot


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    Did you know once a month, Home Depot has a project that you can go build with your child? Check out your local Home Depot for the details!

  • Go for ice cream


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    There is nothing better than getting an ice cream cone together and watching the sunset on a beautiful evening.


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