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.

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

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, 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.

Talk to your teen about the dangers of drunk driving.

August 26, 2018 to September 1, 2018

Parents play a crucial role in encouraging safe driving behaviors, and it's never too early to have this vital conversation. Find out more about what can be done to make the road a safer place here.

Trim down college costs.

August 19, 2018 to August 25, 2018

Going to college is full of expenses, both planned and unplanned. This post from the Department of Education offers five ideas for helping families cut the college price tag.