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.

Give thanks with your family!

November 29, 2015 to December 5, 2015

The "Thankful Tree" craft from PBS lets kids see how much they can be grateful for this year in a fun and creative way. Then, go around the dinner table and ask every member of the family what they're thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Eat healthy this winter!

November 22, 2015 to November 28, 2015

Winter is coming, and the Choose My Plate website has lots of seasonal resources for making healthy foods fun and festive with your family.

Cut down on food waste

November 15, 2015 to November 21, 2015

Did you know one-third of U.S. food lands in landfills? Check out the EPA's suggestions for what you and your family can do to promote sustainability and raise a generation that cares about food waste.

Get informed about men's health issues.

November 8, 2015 to November 14, 2015

Check out the CDC's resources  on Men's Health and get involved through events like No-Shave-November.  

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November!

November 2, 2015 to November 7, 2015

 Your child can learn more about Native cultures through the Smithsonian's Infinity of Nations: Culture Quest interactive activity

Take your child trick-or-treating!

October 25, 2015 to October 31, 2015

Dress up in fun costumes and enjoy this tradition with your child, but don't forget to make safety your top priority. Check out these Halloween Health and Safety Tips from CDC

Help build your child's literacy skills through fun smartphone and tablet apps!

October 18, 2015 to October 24, 2015

 Check out NRFC's DadTalk Blog post, "8 Apps to Build Kids' Literacy Skills" for ideas. All apps are free or low-cost and help kids explore the wonderful world of reading. 

Teach your child to love learning.

October 11, 2015 to October 17, 2015

As the school year continues to get underway, check out PBS Parents Expert Tips and Advice for keeping your child motivated and inspiring them to find the fun in learning, even when they start to drag their feet in the face of "boring" school work.