The first official day of winter is December 21st! These tips from ready.gov can help you ensure that you and your family are ready for any snow storms and cold temperatures that may come your way.
Activities of the Week
Gear up for the winter months to come.
Check out Sesame Street for Military Families.
Sesame Street offers a variety of toolkits for families of all shapes and sizes, including military families. Take some time to explore their selection of resources for military families with your child.
Talk to your teen about the dangers of distracted driving.
Car crashes are the leading cause of death in teenagers. Find out what you can do and how to talk to your child about safe driving habits with these tips from NIH.
"Recycle" Thanksgiving food by putting leftovers to good use.
Get your kids involved with preparing these easy Thanksgiving leftover recipes together.
Get in the Thanksgiving spirit with the "ABCs of Gratitude."
In this game from the Family Dinner Project, perfect for the Thanksgiving dinner table, each member of the family takes a turn naming something they're grateful for. The twist is that you have to go in alphabetical order! So if you start with "apples," the next person would continue with something beginning with a "B."
Bust boredom on your next family road trip.
Will you be driving to visit friends or family this Thanksgiving or holiday season? If so, consider one of these car games from KidsHealth for your road trip. It will make the time pass faster and get the whole car involved!
Honor our veterans.
This November 11th is Veterans Day, a time when we remember the service and sacrifice of our armed forces. Check out these resources from the National Education Association with your child to explore activities by grade level.
Take your child trick-or-treating!
Make creative costumes together and enjoy the festivities, but don't forget to make safety your top priority. Be sure to check out these Halloween Health and Safety Tips from CDC.