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.

Fuel the athletes of your family.

August 13, 2017 to August 19, 2017

Encourage your children to eat right and make healthy choices as sports get ready to pick up for the fall season.

Stay safe while swimming during your summer vacation.

August 6, 2017 to August 12, 2017

Getting in one last family trip for the summer? The beach can be a ton of fun for both kids and parents, but it can also be dangerous if you're not careful! Check out these beach safety tips from Kids.gov for more information.

Fight stress together.

July 30, 2017 to August 5, 2017

KidsHealth offers five tips for dealing with stress that you and your children can try, including getting support and trying to problem-solve together.

Encourage your kids.

July 23, 2017 to July 29, 2017

The National Center for Fathering offers these 11 Tools for the Journey, phrases you can use to provide reassurance and support for your children in any situation.

Keep reading!

July 16, 2017 to July 22, 2017

This summer, your kids may find themselves lacking motivation without school, but you can encourage them to learn throughout the summer by keeping a reading list and reading together every night.

Make a boat from recycled corks.

July 9, 2017 to July 15, 2017

This fun summer craft from PBS can be done just about anywhere and is a great cure for summer boredom. Take the boats outside for a test float once they're done!

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.