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.

Check out some back to school crafts.

August 23, 2015 to August 29, 2015

Get your child ready for the return to school with back-to-school crafts available from PBS. Try this recipe for DIY paper made from materials found around the house!

Happy birthday Park Service!

August 16, 2015 to August 22, 2015

August marks the 99th birthday of the National Park Service! Get a little extra time enjoying the fresh air with your kids before they go back to school. Check out a national park near you!

August 10th marks the birthday of the Smithsonian Institute.

August 9, 2015 to August 15, 2015

Check out their website for interactive activities, including this virtual dinosaur exhibit, available right in your home!

Engage in Fatherhood Conversations with Your Son.

August 2, 2015 to August 8, 2015

Every day conversations and moments can have opportunities to share with your son tips and guidance for if he becomes a father one day. Check out more tips for raising great sons to become great dads in our DadTalk Blog.

Be a Pig.

July 23, 2015

No, we don’t mean finish a bag of chips on your own. Pig is a game played by two people with one pair of dice. Addition games like Pig are a great way to support math skills and spend time together. Find more math games on the Strong Fathers website.

Connect Books to Life.

July 19, 2015 to July 25, 2015

Reading is awesome, especially when you can connect the dots between what your kids are reading and their real life. Check out these “6 Tips on How to Show Your Child Reading is Awesome” from the National Fatherhood Initiative and the NRFC July webinar for more ways to encourage literacy with your family.

Make your own ice cream.

July 12, 2015 to July 18, 2015

All you need are very ripe bananas, a freezer, and a blender. Healthy, natural, and less expensive than a trip to the local ice cream shop, kids can make a sundae by topping with all sorts of treats. Check out the details on what do to and ideas for toppings from PBS Parents

Be curious.

July 5, 2015 to July 11, 2015

In this June’s CASAFamilyDay Blog Carey Casey of the National Center for Fathering offered 6 ways for dads to connect with teenagers. One tip that works with kids of all ages, especially teens is to be curious and take a genuine interest in what your kids are interested in and what they are doing.