Activities of the Week

Take Time to Be a Dad Today! Here are some suggestions for easy, no-cost or low-cost ways to spend meaningful time with your family. Everyone’s circumstances are different, so some of these activities might not be possible for you and your children.

National Game and Puzzle Week!

November 24, 2019 to November 30, 2019

Thanksgiving week is also National Game and Puzzle Week! Break out those family games and jigsaw puzzles to play with the kids. Check out this website for classic family board games. 

It's the week before Thanksgiving

November 17, 2019 to November 23, 2019

It’s the week before Thanksgiving, and what better time to choose some recipes for the Thanksgiving meal that kids can help prepare?  Check out this website for some tasty and nutritious recipes that will make your budding chefs proud and feel part of the Thanksgiving Day meal. 

November is National American Indian Heritage Month

November 10, 2019 to November 16, 2019

November is National American Indian Heritage Month, which celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants, explorers, and settlers of the United States. Check out this website for children’s books on Native Americans/American Indians. 

Fall activities!

November 3, 2019 to November 9, 2019

Fall activities! November brings cooler weather and lots of opportunities to get kids on their feet. Check out this website to do some fun things with kids of all ages to keep them moving.  

Happy Halloween!

October 27, 2019 to November 2, 2019

Talk through safety tips with your children before Halloween night to make sure they have fun and stay safe.

What’s cooking?

October 20, 2019 to October 26, 2019

If you carve pumpkins this season, save the seeds! Pumpkin seeds can be roasted for a tasty snack. Find the recipe here

Become a meteorologist.

October 13, 2019 to October 19, 2019

What happens when ocean currents and air masses interact? Find out in Weather Lab! Explore this tool from the Smithsonian to teach your child about how weather is formed.

Falling into fall!

October 6, 2019 to October 12, 2019

Decorate your house for the season by making fun fall crafts with your children. Find a list of ideas here.