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.
Activities of the Week
Celebrate America's birthday!
Stay safe in the sun.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.