Get outside with your kids as the weather heats up and check out these activities from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, including scavenger hunts, leaf rubbing, and more.
Activities of the Week
June is Great Outdoors Month!
Spring into action.
Summer is approaching fast, but there is still plenty of spring left for these awesome activities to do with your kids. Check out 50 simple outdoor activities for kids for a complete list of ideas!
Teach self-regulation through playing games.
Self-regulation, or the ability to control ourselves, is an important skill to teach kids at a young age. PBS suggests two fun and simple games to help your kids master it!
Make your own silly putty!
This "recipe" for silly putty from PBS only requires two common household ingredients and can be bounced, squeezed, or rolled into lots of different shapes.
Ask better questions.
Learn to better draw out and engage your kids with this helpful advice for asking questions from Grands Matter.
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
In May, we celebrate the culture and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Learn all about the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who are a part of America's history with these resources and activities.
Save money at the pump.
As the summer approaches, many families gear up for road trips. Learn more about how you can stretch your dollar at the gas station with these energy-saving tips.
Read the label!
These tips from the National Institutes of Health to use the Nutrition Labels on some of your favorite foods to make healthier food choices for you and your family. Read them with your kids as you are at the grocery store. Comparing calories per serving? Make it a game! You’ll build literacy and math skills, and be healthier for it.