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.

Make a healthy change to pizza night

April 29, 2012 to May 5, 2012

Set up a pizza-making station in the kitchen. Use whole-wheat English muffins, bagels, or pita bread as the crust. Have tomato sauce, low-fat cheese, and cut-up vegetables or fruits for toppings. Let kids choose their own favorites. Then pop the pizzas into the oven to warm.

Take a trip

February 6, 2011 to February 12, 2011

Take a trip – “Travel” to Spain, China, or Australia. Borrow a library book with photos and facts about your destination, prepare a local-inspired meal, rent a documentary or movie that takes place in that country, and imagine yourselves there.

Take a trip

February 6, 2011 to February 12, 2011

Take a trip – "Travel" to Spain, China, or Australia. Borrow a library book with photos and facts about your destination, prepare a local-inspired meal, rent a documentary or movie that takes place in that country, and imagine yourselves there.

Watch your kids’ favorite TV shows together

January 30, 2011 to February 4, 2011

Watch your kids’ favorite TV shows together – If you can’t figure out why they like the programs so much, ask them.

Play a video game

January 23, 2011 to January 29, 2011

Play a video game – If your video game skills aren’t great, don’t be ashamed to ask your children to teach you.

Help with homework

January 16, 2011 to January 22, 2011

Help with homework – Check with your children’s teachers to find out what their class is working on and how you can support them.

Wish upon a star

January 9, 2011 to January 20, 2011

Visit a planetarium or check out the night sky from your own front yard. Search together for a book or Web site with information on stars and constellations.

Care for a pet

January 2, 2011 to January 8, 2011

If you have a family pet, share its care. Caring for your pet together will teach your kids about nurturing and responsibility.