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.

Be your own meteorologist!

February 25, 2018 to March 3, 2018

With the Weather Lab, you and your child can track oncoming weather from home. When is spring coming to your region? Find out together!

Practice strong defense.

February 18, 2018 to February 24, 2018

...against the flu! Everything you need to know about how to reduce your and your child's chance of getting the flu this year can be found at flu.gov.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family!

February 11, 2018 to February 17, 2018

Visit the DadTalk blog for our post on the five "love languages," or the various ways people express love to and feel loved by the people around them.

Learn about African American History Month.

February 4, 2018 to February 10, 2018

Explore the history of our country through the eyes of the African American scientists, artists, politicians, and more who built it! Find a wide variety of resources and activities here.

Create a Family Media Plan.

January 28, 2018 to February 3, 2018

If you notice that too much time on the phone or in front of the TV is starting to negatively impact your interaction with your kids, it may be time to look at setting up a Family Media Plan with this tool from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Think through it together and find a system that works for everyone!

Bundle up!

January 21, 2018 to January 27, 2018

Cold weather and playing in the snow can be great fun, and a great way to keep kids active in the winter, but it’s important to stay safe! Check out this handy infographic from CDC on how to check for and avoid frostbite & hypothermia this winter. 

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January 14, 2018 to January 20, 2018

This Monday, January 15, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It is also the National Day of Service! Start here for more information about Dr. King and MLK Day, then volunteer with your child to make a difference in your community.

Help your child cope with stress at any age.

January 7, 2018 to January 13, 2018

Stress and anxiety can affect a child at any age, with or without the impetus of a traumatic incident. For tips on how to deal with stress together, visit the CDC