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.


October 23, 2016 to October 29, 2016

Get creative with your costumes and enjoy this fun, community-building tradition with your child, but don't forget to make safety your top priority. Check out these Halloween Health and Safety Tips from CDC for more information.

Make your own Halloween treat bags.

October 16, 2016 to October 22, 2016

Kids can learn to make three different kinds of Halloween treat bags for their trick-or-treating loot from this video from PBS. Choose from a ghost, bat, or skeleton theme and fill the bags with treats or even lunch for school!

Join the Lorax this Energy Action Month.

October 9, 2016 to October 15, 2016

Help protect our Earth from global warming this October, designated as Energy Action Month, with the Lorax's helper checklist.    


October 2, 2016 to October 8, 2016

As they explore the world around them, ask children what they see, what they think about it, and what it makes them wonder. For more on this Visible Thinking routine that encourages careful observation and thoughtful interpretation, see the Learning Lab from Smithsonian.

Enjoy the first day of fall.

September 25, 2016 to October 1, 2016

Visit the U.S. Forest Service website for coloring pages, instructions on how to make leaf rubbings, and other fun seasonal ideas.

Be more engaged in your child's education this year.

September 18, 2016 to September 24, 2016

Be more engaged in your child's education this year. Joining the PTA, reading to your child, and asking questions about what they do at school each day are all great ways to get started. For more, see this list from the National Center for Fathering.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

September 11, 2016 to September 17, 2016

September 15 - October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. Find educational resources and fun activities to do with your kids on the Smithsonian website, including this series of easy-to-do storybook projects. 

Be prepared for anything this National Disaster Preparedness Month.

September 4, 2016 to September 10, 2016

Check out The Department of Homeland Security for information on preparing your family for all types of possible emergencies.