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.

Take a walk!

April 19, 2015 to April 25, 2015

Walking is great exercise, and a great time to talk to your child, no matter their age. Walk in a park, down the street, or even park at the back of the grocery store parking lot and use the time to catch up with what’s new in your child’s life.

Visit your local library!

April 12, 2015 to April 18, 2015

April 12-18, 2015 is National Library Week. Take advantage of a great community resource and find books that you and your children and read together. You can read to smaller children. For older children, have a Dad’s Book Group where you both read a book or a chapter, then talk about what you thought of the book.

Reinvent dinner.

March 29, 2015 to April 4, 2015

Many families end up with leftovers after a meal. Next time you're planning dinner, check out this list from Share Our Strength on ways to give old dinners new life. Ask your kids for their input on what sounds tasty to them! 

King me!

March 22, 2015 to March 28, 2015

Playing a card game can be a great way to spend some fun quality time with your kids. Card games can also be a great way to learn and reinforce math skills like number identification and addition. Check out these card games from Today's Parent for more ideas.

Save money and eat better.

March 22, 2015 to March 28, 2015

Plan out your next family meal together. Use this resource from MyPlate.Gov to find ways to keep your family's nutrition up and costs down! 

Make a fort.

March 16, 2015 to March 21, 2015

Next time you're stuck inside, make a blanket fort. Grab blankets, pillows, and flashlights then build something incredible. Even a simple tent between two chairs can feel like an adventure you and your children are working together.

King me!

March 15, 2015 to March 21, 2015

Playing a card game can be a great way to spend some fun quality time with your kids. Card games can also be a great way to learn and reinforce math skills like number identification and addition. Check out these card games from Today's Parent for more ideas.

Make a fort.

March 8, 2015 to March 14, 2015

Next time you're stuck inside, make a blanket fort. Grab blankets, pillows, and flashlights then build something incredible. Even a simple tent between two chairs can feel like an adventure you and your children are working together.