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.

Message in a bottle.

December 2, 2018 to December 8, 2018

Collect empty bottles and have family members write kind notes to friends and neighbors. Stuff the bottles and leave them anonymously on doorsteps or in mailboxes with a note that says “Messages from a friend to brighten your day! Fill this bottle for another, then give it away!” See more here.

Guess who!

November 25, 2018 to December 1, 2018

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this guessing game asks everyone to list five ways to help a person, place or thing without specifying who they want to help. After writing down ways to help, everyone guesses who is being helped. Access the game here.

 

Act now to stop bullying in your child's life.

October 7, 2018 to October 13, 2018

Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or suspect that your child is involved in bullying, check out these resources and tips from stopbullying.gov.

Stuck inside on a rainy day?

September 30, 2018 to October 6, 2018

This fun (and educational) indoor activity from FamilyFun magazine walks you and your child through making a balloon-powered zeppelin!

Welcome, fall!

September 23, 2018 to September 29, 2018

This week marks the first official day of fall. Celebrate with this colorful Puzzle Tree craft from PBS, which gets kids to paint puzzle pieces to look like autumn leaves falling from a tree.

Plan your National Park visit on a Fee Free Day!

September 16, 2018 to September 22, 2018

On designated days throughout the year (including September 23), participating federal land management agencies offer free entrance and waive some standard amenity and day-use fees. Plan your visit using the Build a Trip tool!

Navigate homework help like a pro.

September 9, 2018 to September 15, 2018

Each school is a little bit different, and each grade has its own challenges and benefits. From Pre-K to college, Fatherhood.gov offers a number of homework help tips and resources to help you and your kids make it through the school year together.

Need housing help?

September 2, 2018 to September 8, 2018

This tip sheet directs families to valuable information on navigating affordable housing and other available resources.