Stamp collecting is the most popular hobby in the world, according to Boy's Life magazine. Other hobbies popular among boys include watching and playing sports, fishing, playing video games, hunting, bowling and biking.
Boy's Life offers many suggestions on activities, projects and hobbies for boys to try. Some indoor activities include arts and craft projects, woodworking, chess, conducting simple science experiments and drawing. Parents can also encourage boys to try out cooking, photography, keeping a pet, playing a musical instrument, creative writing or reading. Having them watch movies and TV shows is another way to keep boys busy.
Indoor games can be social, such as board games, card games or role-playing games, and if a boy likes technology, there is a myriad computer games he can play alone or with others. Traditional boys' hobbies like collecting baseball cards, building models, fixing electronics, and reading and collecting comic books are still popular with many boys all over the world.
For time outdoors, sports like baseball, football, soccer, basketball, miniature golf and tennis are popular activities with boys. Flying a kite, bird watching, gardening and going to a zoo are some ideas for less-athletic boys. Many hobbies center around camping, such as setting up tents, building fires, hiking, rock climbing and kayaking. Boys who live near a beach can have fun swimming, water skiing, paddle boarding, boating or just building a sand castle.