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!

December 31, 2017 to January 6, 2018

Make the start of the 2018 an opportunity to change your lifestyle habits for the better! Talk to your kids about setting goals together, then check out PBS for ideas on making them stick.

Teach your children to look out for those in need.

December 24, 2017 to December 30, 2017

With winter comes hard times for many 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. Find a way to get involved near you through volunteer.gov.

Gear up for the winter months to come.

December 17, 2017 to December 23, 2017

The first official day of winter is December 21st! These tips from ready.gov can help you ensure that you and your family are ready for any snow storms and cold temperatures that may come your way.

Check out Sesame Street for Military Families.

December 10, 2017 to December 16, 2017

Sesame Street offers a variety of toolkits for families of all shapes and sizes, including military families. Take some time to explore their selection of resources for military families with your child.

Talk to your teen about the dangers of distracted driving.

December 3, 2017 to December 9, 2017

Car crashes are the leading cause of death in teenagers. Find out what you can do and how to talk to your child about safe driving habits with these tips from NIH.

"Recycle" Thanksgiving food by putting leftovers to good use.

November 26, 2017 to December 2, 2017

Get your kids involved with preparing these easy Thanksgiving leftover recipes together. 

Get in the Thanksgiving spirit with the "ABCs of Gratitude."

November 19, 2017 to November 25, 2017

In this game from the Family Dinner Project, perfect for the Thanksgiving dinner table, each member of the family takes a turn naming something they're grateful for. The twist is that you have to go in alphabetical order! So if you start with "apples," the next person would continue with something beginning with a "B."

Bust boredom on your next family road trip.

November 12, 2017 to November 18, 2017

Will you be driving to visit friends or family this Thanksgiving or holiday season? If so, consider one of these car games from KidsHealth for your road trip. It will make the time pass faster and get the whole car involved!