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.

Teach children about love on Valentine's Day (and every day).

February 7, 2016 to February 13, 2016

With Valentine's Day around the corner, now is the time to pay special attention to opportunities to teach children about the love their dad has for them. See this DadTalk blog post for more details and ideas.

Celebrate Black History Month!

January 31, 2016 to February 6, 2016

February is a time for communities and schools to learn about the contributions and history of African Americans. Check out Reading Rockets for some great resources to share with your kids, from books and activities to interactive guides and timelines.

Explore new foods together.

January 24, 2016 to January 30, 2016

Take your child to the grocery store and have them pick out a fruit or vegetable they have never seen before, then incorporate it into a meal that you prepare together! For this and other family dinner ideas, see The Family Dinner Project website.

Volunteer together!

January 17, 2016 to January 23, 2016

Research suggests that families who volunteer together forge stronger ties. Also, kids who become involved in community service develop greater self-esteem and are less likely to engage in risky behaviors in their teen years. Check out https://www.volunteer.gov or https://www.volunteermatch.org for ideas.

Help kids stay healthy during flu season.

January 10, 2016 to January 16, 2016

It's the middle of winter, and that means cold and flu germs are likely going around. You and your kids can decrease your chances of getting sick this season with these Winter Wellness tips from NRFC.

Have important conversations about money with your kids.

January 3, 2016 to January 9, 2016

Check out Money as You Grow for 20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons with corresponding activities to help you start the dialogue.

Make a New Year's Resolution!

December 27, 2015 to January 2, 2016

Set goals with your kids to change your lifestyle for the better, then check out Kids.gov for tips on how to reach those goals. 

Have fun as the weather gets cold.

December 20, 2015 to December 26, 2015

Make the most of the cold winter with 50 must-try winter activities from Today's Parent. You can also download the printable checklist and keep track of your family fun as you go!