10 Cool Father-Son Activities


Building Projects

Not into birdhouses? Try model planes or racecars.
Not into birdhouses? Try model planes or racecars.

A small construction project is one way you can literally build a stronger relationship with your son. For younger boys, choose a simple item to build, such as a birdhouse. Although hammering might not be a safe for tykes, they can still help you measure wood and paint the final product. Preteens and adolescents may be more interested in things like model planes, soapbox cars or tree houses, and many hardware and home improvement stores offer weekend building workshops for both parents and children.

A mini construction project can demonstrate the value of planning, concentration and attention to detail in work. Collaborating on it also underscores the importance of teamwork.