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.

Bake a cake

December 26, 2010 to January 1, 2011

Baking together is fun and can be educational. Improve children’s reading and math skills when you follow directions and measure ingredients. Plus, after all the learning, there’s cake.

Unplug

December 19, 2010 to December 25, 2010

Working all the time? Always on your phone? Turn off that laptop, leave your phone behind, and spend some uninterrupted time with your children.

You-and-me time

December 12, 2010 to December 18, 2010

If you have more than one child, plan special time alone with each of them.

Work on a puzzle

December 5, 2010 to December 11, 2010

Find a crossword or Sudoku puzzle in the newspaper, or pick up a book based on your expertise.

Fix It Together

November 21, 2010 to December 4, 2010

Work through your list of home improvement chores together and show your children how to repair household items.

Catch a Movie

November 14, 2010 to November 20, 2010

Check the rating and the description to make sure the film is appropriate for your child’s age. Remember your favorite scenes and talk about them on your way home.

Visit the Library

November 7, 2010 to November 13, 2010

Get library cards for each member of your family. Share the joy of reading without the financial commitment of buying books. Help your children pick out books you can read together.

Let fatherhood go to your head

October 31, 2010 to November 6, 2010

Take your son to the barber or learn to braid your daughter’s hair.