These tips from ready.gov can help you ensure that you and your family are ready for snow storms and extreme cold in the months ahead.
Activities of the Week
Get winter weather ready.
Concussions can happen in the blink of an eye and result from a variety of circumstances. Although they range in severity, it is important to learn about the signs and symptoms of a concussion and what you can do if you think your child may have one. Find out more from USA.gov.
Keep teeth strong and healthy.
Whether or not you have a dental plan, there could be low-cost dental service options in your area. Find a dentist and schedule an appointment for your child through InsureKidsNow.Gov's Find a Dentist locator.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November.
Designed for students and teachers, the Infinity of Nations Culture Quest website from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. The site includes a gallery, where kids can explore 25 works of art and interactive segments, and Meet the Artist, which introduces kids to five Native American artists and their modern creations.
Learn how to become President of the United States
With the presidential election happening this week, it's a good time to teach kids the election process so that when they are old enough to vote, they can be informed about what their choice means and why it counts.
Get creative with leftover Halloween candy.
Making your way through a mountain of leftover Halloween candy may sound like fun, but it's definitely not the healthiest plan! Check out this list of 15 ideas for what kids can do to "recycle" their extra candy from KidsHealth.
Get creative with your costumes and enjoy this fun, community-building tradition with your child, but don't forget to make safety your top priority. Check out these Halloween Health and Safety Tips from CDC for more information.
Make your own Halloween treat bags.
Kids can learn to make three different kinds of Halloween treat bags for their trick-or-treating loot from this video from PBS. Choose from a ghost, bat, or skeleton theme and fill the bags with treats or even lunch for school!