Collect empty bottles and have family members write kind notes to friends and neighbors. Stuff the bottles and leave them anonymously on doorsteps or in mailboxes with a note that says “Messages from a friend to brighten your day! Fill this bottle for another, then give it away!” See more here.
Activities of the Week
Message in a bottle.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this guessing game asks everyone to list five ways to help a person, place or thing without specifying who they want to help. After writing down ways to help, everyone guesses who is being helped. Access the game here.
Act now to stop bullying in your child's life.
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 stopbullying.gov.
Stuck inside on a rainy day?
This fun (and educational) indoor activity from FamilyFun magazine walks you and your child through making a balloon-powered zeppelin!
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!
Navigate homework help like a pro.
Each school is a little bit different, and each grade has its own challenges and benefits. From Pre-K to college, Fatherhood.gov 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?
This tip sheet directs families to valuable information on navigating affordable housing and other available resources.