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.

Make a New Year's Resolution!

January 1, 2017 to January 7, 2017

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

Look out for those in need.

December 25, 2016 to December 31, 2016

With winter, comes hard times for a lot of families. You and your family can help out through a coat drive, by volunteering at a soup kitchen, or through another community volunteering initiative in your area.

Breathe deeply.

December 18, 2016 to December 24, 2016

When children get stressed, anxious, or even panicked, breathing deeply has been shown to help calm them down. Practice "belly breathing" together with these tips from PBS.

Connect with your children about their school days.

December 11, 2016 to December 17, 2016

Asking the right questions will give you a better sense of what challenges your kids may be facing on a day-to-day basis. For suggestions and tips, including how to recognize if your child may be experiencing bullying or peer abuse, visit Prevent Child Abuse America.

Get winter weather ready.

December 4, 2016 to December 10, 2016

These tips from can help you ensure that you and your family are ready for snow storms and extreme cold in the months ahead.

Heads up!

November 27, 2016 to December 3, 2016

Concussions can happen in the blink of an eye and result from a variety of circumstances. Although they range in severity, it is important to learn about the signs and symptoms of a concussion and what you can do if you think your child may have one. Find out more from

Keep teeth strong and healthy.

November 20, 2016 to November 26, 2016

Whether or not you have a dental plan, there could be low-cost dental service options in your area. Find a dentist and schedule an appointment for your child through InsureKidsNow.Gov's Find a Dentist locator

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November.

November 13, 2016 to November 19, 2016

Designed for students and teachers, the Infinity of Nations Culture Quest website from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. The site includes a gallery, where kids can explore 25 works of art and interactive segments, and Meet the Artist, which introduces kids to five Native American artists and their modern creations.