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.

Save money at the pump.

April 23, 2017 to April 29, 2017

As the summer approaches, many families gear up for road trips. Learn more about how you can stretch your dollar at the gas station with these energy-saving tips.

Read the label!

April 16, 2017 to April 22, 2017

These tips from the National Institutes of Health to use the Nutrition Labels on some of your favorite foods to make healthier food choices for you and your family. Read them with your kids as you are at the grocery store. Comparing calories per serving? Make it a game! You’ll build literacy and math skills, and be healthier for it.

Play 21 Questions.

April 9, 2017 to April 15, 2017

Stuck inside on a rainy day or starting to feel bored on a long car ride? The game 21 Questions is a great way to pass the time. One player thinks of something (anything!). The other players have 21 yes or no questions to ask that player to try to guess whatever that player had thought of. You can play with kids of any age and use the opportunity to have your kids practice critical thinking skills while having fun!

Make a fun snack together.

April 2, 2017 to April 8, 2017

Nachos are versatile, easy to make, and delicious! Get your kids involved in the food prep and try one of these three nacho recipes from Fatherly. 

Enjoy a National Park for free.

March 26, 2017 to April 1, 2017

This year the National Park Service has ten fee-free days on which you and your family can visit any National Park Service site for free. There are more than 400 parks nationwide, so check out the NPS website to find one close to you.

March 21st is the first day of Spring.

March 19, 2017 to March 25, 2017

Make spring cleaning more fun for your kids by putting on a family fashion show. Collect clothes that don't fit anymore to donate! Not only will your closet be cleaner, but you will be teaching your kids the importance of giving to others.

Start the conversation about drugs and alcohol.

January 29, 2017 to February 4, 2017

Although this may be a challenging topic for many parents to discuss with their kids, it is incredibly important for a healthy, trusting relationship. For some effective approaches and advice for talking to your teens, visit the CASA Family Day Blog.

Talk to your daughter about a career in STEM.

January 22, 2017 to January 28, 2017

On January 23rd, 1849 Elizabeth Blackwell was granted her medical degree, making her the first female to be recognized as a physician in U.S. history. Let your daughter know she can accomplish anything she sets her mind to, including a career in sciences and technology, where women are underrepresented. For more information about women in STEM, visit the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy.