Inside: fun hobbies for boys plus a Free Printable- Water Balloon Blasters to Nerf Gun Bazookas
If you tie a ring on a string and hang it over your belly, it will predict whether you are having a boy or a girl.If it swings in a circular motion, you are having a girl, but if it’s swinging side to side, it means you’re having a boy.
I was unprepared for the LIFE and ENERGY of five sons.
Boys are just loud, Bouncy, and energetic. And did I say LOUD?
They come out of the womb already programmed with sound effects for all those cars, trucks, and sticks they wield.
New Parents: We started out anti-gun, like you, but since boys tend to turn every stick into a weapon, we had to change tactics or lose our minds. Since we like our sanity, we taught gun safety from an early age.
Weapon Training For Sons
If it shoots, kids need to learn respect for it.
Nerf guns, water balloon launchers, paintball and airsoft pistols, bows, rubber band shooters, straws with wadded up pieces of paper, those little-folded football things kids used to play with at restaurants before someone handed them a smartphone, and so on.
It’s never too early to teach safety. And with something that shoots, please start today!
5 Hands-on Hobbies for Your Sons That Will Make Your Heart Race
Boys Don’t knit!
Men. Macho men in fact.
Knitting is a perfect quiet activity during read-aloud time. Your Boys may need some convincing.
During World War I and II boys in school began knitting again. The U.S. And British governments asked everyone to knit socks, bandages, helmet liners and mittens for their troops. Schools even held contests to inspire the young knitters. A favorite contest for boys was, “Who can make the most noise with their knitting needles?”
Can Your Boys Knit? Maybe today’s the day they begin…
I looked out my window to watch my husband shooting bows and arrows with all five of our sons, while I stood there, arms folded on my imaginary white horse.
I was not going to shoot a bow.
And then I saw my future. If I didn’t pick up a bow and learn to shoot, I would be left behind by my person band of archers.
Archery is a fantastic sport. My first real taste came in the form of a 3-D Archery Tournament called the Chamberlain Shoot. It BLEW all my prejudices out the window with my pride.
My family strapped on quivers, threw in some arrows and grabbed our bows and proceeded to spend 2 days hiking through a beautiful ranch taking turns shooting at 3-dimensional targets: everything from the traditional deer, to a 5-foot tall mosquito.
The archers were wonderful, warm and welcoming.
Surprise! Archery is actually a wonderful family activity.
What do we use to shoot?
- Traditional bows (mine’s a Hoyt and is by far the best bow in the house)
- Carbon Arrows (My husband and the boys also have learned to make their own)
- Finger tabs
- Arm guards- I’m double jointed, so this is a must for me.
- Quivers. I wear a hip quiver, the boys wear a cross over the shoulder type, and my husband loves his pocket quiver
My uncle was murdered when I was about 12 years ago.
- Muzzle Safety
He also insisted we take a hunter’s safety class.
I never will stalk a deer or chase a mountain goat, but my life will never be the same after that class. It tunes out that some of the most loving, compassionate and nature loving/animal protecting fanatics are hunters. We used hunter safety as one of our homeschooling units. Highly recommend, ESPECIALLY if you are terrified of guns like I was growing up.
Which of the 5 Hands-on Hobbies have your kids tried?