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.

Teach self-regulation through playing games.

May 21, 2017 to May 27, 2017

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!

May 14, 2017 to May 20, 2017

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.

May 7, 2017 to May 13, 2017

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.

April 30, 2017 to May 6, 2017

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.

April 23, 2017 to April 29, 2017

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!

April 16, 2017 to April 22, 2017

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.

Play 21 Questions.

April 9, 2017 to April 15, 2017

Stuck inside on a rainy day or starting to feel bored on a long car ride? The game 21 Questions is a great way to pass the time. One player thinks of something (anything!). The other players have 21 yes or no questions to ask that player to try to guess whatever that player had thought of. You can play with kids of any age and use the opportunity to have your kids practice critical thinking skills while having fun!

Make a fun snack together.

April 2, 2017 to April 8, 2017

Nachos are versatile, easy to make, and delicious! Get your kids involved in the food prep and try one of these three nacho recipes from Fatherly.