by Carla Wiking
Mom and son dates are an awesome way to spend quality one on one time and you don’t have to blow the budget to make memories. From taking a hike to watching a game, these ten free (or very affordable) ideas will help you connect with your child. Give your son the gift of your time, these mother-son date ideas are sure to help you make memories that will last a lifetime.
FREE (OR CHEAP) MOM & SON DATE IDEAS
Take a Hike: Getting out in nature and exploring is so much fun for mother and son.
Grab a treat: An ice cream cone (or hot cocoa) won't break the bank, but it will provide a chance to catch up between licks.
Take in a Game: Hit the stands of your local high school and watch your son's favorite sport live.
Visit a Farm: Whether it's to pick berries or apples or visit the livestock, local farms make a really fun and cheap outing.
Hit the Museum: Most museums have a free day for locals, take advantage of the chance to expose your son to something new.
Play Ball: Why should Dad have all the fun? Take your son to play catch, kick the soccer ball around, or play a game of HORSE.
Break out the Bikes: A leasurely bike ride is a great way to connect with your son at any age.
Pack a Picnic: Head to the beach or even the backyard for a special meal with your little man.
Hit the Arcade: With a few dollars in tokens you can race cars, play skeeball, and make special memories with your son.
Volunteer Together: Find a local charity that you are both interested in and lend a hand. You ™ll be surprised at how wonderful it makes you both feel.
I hope these ideas help you find time to share with the special boy in your life.