It’s time to create some new family memories – these mother-son date ideas are fun, simple, and unforgettable.
Time to go on a date with my favourite little dude.
At my 20-week ultrasound, I found out my first-born’s gender. The first thing I did after my appointment was call my mom to share the news. Over the phone, we both cried tears of joy. We were always so used to baby girls (I have two nieces who are more than 10 years older than my son), we were keen to add a baby boy to our family’s dynamic.
Being a boy mom is everything I could have ever dreamed of: fun, spunky (and very often, messy) days. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
Today, I’m listing some fun mom and son date ideas. There are tons of things you could do with your little dude to create fun memories that he’ll cherish forever.
So what are you waiting for?! It’s time to take your son out for a date!
Our Favourite Mother and Son Date Ideas
When I became a Girl Guide (the Canadian equivalent to Girl Scouts), one of the activities I absolutely loved were the nature walks.
Now that I’m a mom, I’m passing on my love for nature walks to my little one. There’s something so fun about packing healthy snacks, putting on comfy walking shoes and going for a simple hike with your kiddo.
On nature walks, I take advantage to discuss different birds, insects, and plants/flowers with my son. You can make it educational without them realizing it!
Water fights are the best because you don’t need to travel very far for them – your backyard will do just fine.
My son and I have gotten really creative with our summertime water fights. We’ve used water balloons, spray bottles, etc.
Popcorn and Movie at Home
Right now, my toddler boy is too young to go to the theatre – but that doesn’t stop us from having a movie date!
When my husband’s at work, I get a lot of one-on-one time with my little guy. As a special mom-son date, we like to pop popcorn and watch one his favourite movies (usually SpiderMan or Jurassic Park).
My tween and teen nieces were the ones who introduced us to the wonderful world of slime. Now, we’re hooked! I love setting aside some “messy” time as a mother-son date to make our own slime at home.
There are tons of great recipes out there but we love this Nickelodeon Slime Kit the most.
Time in the kitchen must be some of the best one-on-one time my son and I have. As a food blogger, I want to teach my son all my kitchen tips and tricks (just like what my mom did for me growing up). Moreover, cooking and baking together gets him more interested in the meals we serve. This is especially helpful when you’ve got a picky water on your hands.
What do you think of these mother-son date ideas? Which ones do you think your little dude will love?