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.

Visit the Library

August 19, 2012 to August 25, 2012

Experience the joy of reading without the cost of buying books. Visit your community library and get a card for each member of your family. Help your children select a variety of age-appropriate books you can borrow and read together.

Lend a Hand

August 12, 2012 to August 18, 2012

Make a plan together for ways that you can help out those around you in little ways – holding a door open, picking up something that someone dropped. Each keep a list for the week, and pick a time to come back and talk about it.

Turn it Down – Part 2

August 5, 2012 to August 11, 2012

Next time you’re talking with your kids, remember it’s okay to have a lull in the conversation while they think about the answers. Turn off background noise & distractions to pay attention to what’s being said.

Turn it Down – Part 1

July 29, 2012 to August 4, 2012

The next time you get in the car with your kids, turn off the radio. Share what’s on your mind, or ask them a question.

Current Events – Part 1

June 24, 2012 to June 30, 2012

Get a local newspaper or visit a news website and find a positive story. Ask your kids about it. Start the conversation with “Did you hear about…”

Read together

June 6, 2012

Read a book, newspaper, magazine, the comics, anything will do as long as you are with your children.

Have fun outside and get exercise.

May 27, 2012 to June 2, 2012

Getting outside isn’t just a great way to get exercise, it’s also a lot of fun! Find affordable physical activities that will bring the whole family together and start enjoying the great outdoors. Visit www.letsmove.gov/what-do for idea, places to go, and tips on what to bring.

Have fun outside and get exercise.

May 27, 2012 to June 2, 2012

Getting outside isn’t just a great way to get exercise, it’s also a lot of fun! Find affordable physical activities that will bring the whole family together and start enjoying the great outdoors. Visit www.letsmove.gov/what-do for idea, places to go, and tips on what to bring.