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.

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!

Honor our veterans.

November 5, 2017 to November 11, 2017

This November 11th is Veterans Day, a time when we remember the service and sacrifice of our armed forces. Check out these resources from the National Education Association with your child to explore activities by grade level. 

Take your child trick-or-treating!

October 29, 2017 to November 4, 2017

Make creative costumes together and enjoy the festivities, but don't forget to make safety your top priority. Be sure to check out these Halloween Health and Safety Tips from CDC.

Be a drama queen or king!

October 22, 2017 to October 28, 2017

Dramatic play encourages kids to exercise their imaginations and creativity. Pick a few pretend scenes or roles to act out and let your children go wherever their imagination takes them! Maybe they want to be an astronaut, a doctor, or a teacher. The sky is the limit!

Support self-confidence in your daughter.

October 15, 2017 to October 21, 2017

PBS offers some great advice and tips for raising self-confident daughters in a world where, according to one US-based study, girls as young as age six believe that brilliance is a male trait.

Play "Guess the Ingredient."

October 8, 2017 to October 14, 2017

Ask each member of the family to guess the "secret ingredients" in a new dish. This fun and simple game will get everyone involved in food prep! For this and other activities for the dinner table, visit the Family Dinner Project.

Talk about mental health during Mental Illness Awareness week.

October 1, 2017 to October 7, 2017

From October 1-7, participants across the country will be raising awareness of mental illness. Join the conversation with your children and find out how you both can better support those with mental illnesses, as well as look after your own mental wellbeing.