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Looking for Mom and Son Activities

Hi Moms. I have a boy and a girl (twin 3 year olds) and I'm looking for activities I can do with my son for special mom and son days. My daughter and I find lots of things to do since she loves to go to the mall or pretty much anything as long as her brother is not around. However I would like to find something special my son and I to do. He is very active and loves to run around, throw and kick things, pretty typical boy stuff. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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The best time I had with my son (now 19) was when we would lay on the grass or ground and look at the ants or other bugs he had my full attion. we also found small rocks and broke them open to see what was inside, some times they just fell apart but other times they had holes or layers of colors inside, he loved the suprise of what we found even if it was just the dust of a shattered rock.

Hello, I am the mom of three boys, two of them twins and the best times that I have with them are doing things that they love to do. One likes sports, one likes animals, one likes building. I make the time special by focusing on what each of them likes to do and doing it with them. Play tag with him, soccer is fun at any age, building in the sandbox are all things that he would probably enjoy.

Have fun!!

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What I use to do with my son at that age was go to the park and take pictures. Pack up some lunch. Also another thing since the summer is coming also take him swimming.

I took my son, who was 4 at the time, to a place on 67th Ave and Beardsley. It's Busy Bodies Planned Play. We also had his B-Day party there. They are wonderful. It sounds like he would LOVE it!!!

Good Luck!!

http://www.busybodiesplannedplay.com/

Hello, I am the mom of three boys, two of them twins and the best times that I have with them are doing things that they love to do. One likes sports, one likes animals, one likes building. I make the time special by focusing on what each of them likes to do and doing it with them. Play tag with him, soccer is fun at any age, building in the sandbox are all things that he would probably enjoy.

Have fun!!

I have a 6 and a half year old who is very active. At that age I would take him to the park, playgrounds and the zoo. Any place that encourages jumping running and climbing is great for boys. Also look in the local papers for ongoing activities and events. You never know what you'll find there!

Check out your nearby Home-Depot. They have kid friendly projects one Sat a month, they are easy projects but a 3 yr old will need Mom's help. Also, go to your local community center, there are a few in Phx that have classes for little ones, karate for both child & parent each is a little diffrent. Hope this helps

The best time I had with my son (now 19) was when we would lay on the grass or ground and look at the ants or other bugs he had my full attion. we also found small rocks and broke them open to see what was inside, some times they just fell apart but other times they had holes or layers of colors inside, he loved the suprise of what we found even if it was just the dust of a shattered rock.

My grnadson is 3 and when we get together for "our day", we fly our kites, and set up our wooden train set. The last time he was at my house I didn't get all 80 pieces out of the train box. He came up to me and said,"excuse me could you please get all of my train set out". He has a ride on toy that will hold us both and we race all over the backyard on our race track that we made. We are both NASCAR fans and watch the races together every chance we get. He loves to go to NASCAR.COM to see all the races and racecars, we even write to some of the drivers. Hope you have a great time no matter what you do. A. N.

Hi R.!

I am a mother of a 3 year old boy. So, we do everything together. Our "special" times are revolved around athletics. The child LOVES to hike (you're just there to kiss the booboo if he falls), we cycle (he has a buggy that I pull behind the bike), Pump it up activity centers are worth the money. It is essentially a padded room for them to run crazy and not get hurt. Also, gymnastics on a weekly schedule would be fun for him. Little A will start his this summer...

What about you and your son packing a lunch together and going to the park?? Does he like to fish? There are plenty of parks w/ lakes(ponds) around and you could let him fish til he was tired of it and then hit the playground or kick a ball around. Does he like to do any kind of crafts?? My sons both love to build things. What about a day at the zoo? Hope this helps. I have boy/girl twins too, they just turned eleven in Jan., a lot of fun! I also have two more daughters(13 & 7) and another son(4)! Never a dull moment!

where do you live? I'm sure you'll hear, take him to the park a lot, but don't forget regional or state parks.

Take him on a nature hike, bring a camera and take pictures of bugs, leaves, trees, etc. Let him point things out to you, if he feels like he has a say in what you take a picture of he will probably enjoy it more. Have fun.

If you live in Tucson, or can drive easily to Tucson, come to the Baby Club Congress event on Sunday, May 4th from 2pm-5pm at the historic Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson. There's disco dancing, kid-friendly live bands, family-oriented vendors, a raffle, and lots of fun activities for little ones. I coordinate the event and I also bring my little guy, Izzy, who is 2&1/2 years old. It's lots of fun for all people little or big! Check out more at www.hotelcongress.com or www.myspace.com/babyclubcongress.

How about the park, the zoo, minature golf, hiking, a picnic outside, camping with him in the backyard, an indoor playground, the library, YMCA, swimming lessons, or t-ball?

My son LOVES cars and trucks, and his dad takes him "truck shopping" and the dealerships, and he loves seeing all the new vehicles - and also loves climbing in and out of the RV's!

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C.

Go for a hike.
Bike riding.
Throw a football around at the park.
Go to a pool and play in the water.
Go to the Zoo or Reid park and feed the ducks.
Go miniature golfing.
Go to Summer Haven and get a big cookie at the shop up there.
Go for pizza at pizza hut for some reason boys just love that.
Go to an early movie.
There are pottery places where you can paint your own ceramic piece and then they set the paint and you can take it home. Look on line for a place in your area. My boys used to love to do that.

My son and I like to go swimming or run through the water fountains at the mall. (Gilbert Mall) He loves the water so any water activity. Or we just go to any playground with items he can climb on. I chase him around and he gets to play hide and seek. He loves it.

Three-year-old boys usually love the park. Throw balls, go down the slide, dig in the dirt, race and tickle.

REally, you could do just about anything that you do with your daughter. Go shopping (for trucks, and stuff he likes), go to the library, go to a park, esp where there is sand for him to play with his dump trucks, etc, take a nature walk, go to the zoo, visit a pet store, throw balls with him, bounce balls with him, write chalk on the sidewalk, play follow the leader as you stroll through the park, feed the ducks. My 3 yr old grandson enjoys going to paint ceramics with his mom where he gets to paint something he wants. Go paddle boating. Ask him what he would like to do.

Tumbleweed park is always a lot of fun. It is on McQueen and Pecos. We like it because it has plenty of sidewalks to ride bikes and trikes on.

Fishing or a walk around the Riperian Preserve on Greenfield and Guadalupe.

Arcade games at Golfland/Sunsplash-while you are there maybe a quick game of miniature golf? My son still talks about his trip to Golfland with just his dad!

The movies. My kids love to go on a special movie trip with mom or dad!

The train park on Scottsdale Rd and Indian Bend in Scottsdale.

A walk to a nearby park and you can take a special bag filled with different activities like bubbles, sand toys, sidewalk chalk etc. Buy some special snacks and juice boxes and have a picnic.

Have a special art time with just him. Have your daughter go play at a friends house or take art supplies to a local park.

Our son loves science experiments and rockets. You can buy a rocket kit and shoot it off at a local park.

Bake cookies.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you need any more ideas, these are just some of the things my son and I enjoy doing. He also does them with his dad on occasion. Have fun:)

How about a picnic at the park with books and a frisbee for that active side?Eating outdoors can be an adventure. Or, pick up a cheapo pizza from Dominoes', just the two of you and have a pizza party at the park! Bring a ball or frisbee, and the books provide special quiet time.

Also, my son and I love spending time together at the libraries. Getting a nice stack of books is like getting presents, and we've been doing that since he was a baby. He's an excellent reader now with a love of books, and I"m sure that's part of the reason.

Finally, a nice used bookstore with a cafe? It's fun having cake grown up style at a cafe with your kid, a good excuse for that cappuccino break. And more books.
Good luck! Have fun!
V.

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