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.

Celebrate America's birthday!

July 2, 2017 to July 8, 2017

Spend some time outside to mark this historic holiday with your family. You can learn about the National Park Service's National Mall Celebration, as well as the history of American Independence here.

Stay safe in the sun.

June 25, 2017 to July 1, 2017

The sun's rays can cause sunburn and other skin damage, including skin cancer, later in life. Talk to your kids about how to protect themselves from the effects of the sun this summer with these tips from KidsHealth.

Stay hydrated!

June 18, 2017 to June 24, 2017

While playing outside in the summer heat, it's easy for kids to forget to drink enough water. Encourage your kids to keep hydrating throughout the day and keep an eye out for the signs of dehydration, which can be very serious, especially for little ones.

Happy Father's Day!

June 11, 2017 to June 17, 2017

This coming Sunday is Father's Day, which means celebrating all the dads, grandpas, and father figures out there. How are you celebrating? Send us a photo to share with other dads!

June is Great Outdoors Month!

June 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017

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.

Spring into action.

May 28, 2017 to June 3, 2017

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.

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.