Activities of the Week
Get library cards for each member of your family. Share the joy of reading without the financial commitment of buying books. Help your children pick out books you can read together.
Collect old books and donate them to a local goodwill, school, or shelter. Your books will find a new home, and you’re children will gain a better understanding of the importance of helping others.
Have a curious kindergartener? How about a need to break the ice with your middle schooler? Check out the Wonder of the Day at wonderopolis.org and learn something new and wonderful together!
It sounds simple - but take it only takes a minute, a piece of paper, and a pencil and spends some time focusing on the Xs, Os, and each other! Looking for an extra challenge? Play a math related Tic Tac Toe on www.funbrain.com/tictactoe
Baking together is fun and can be educational. Improve children’s reading and math skills when you follow directions and measure ingredients. Plus, after all the learning, there’s cake.
This Thanksgiving get the whole family involved. Plan out the menu together, put older kids in charge of making a dish, and have younger kids set the table or make a centerpiece. Then talk about things you’re thankful for and what you appreciate about each member of the family!
Use your own bag at the grocery store. You can often fit more in per bag and many stores give a discount for bringing your own bag. Reuse the old backpacks, extra purses, and old shopping bags that you already have around the house.
The Fall 2013 Fatherhood Buzz is focused on Men's Health. Fathers who model a healthy lifestyle can have a powerful and positive impact upon the development and health of their children. See if there's a participating Barbershop in your city: http://fatherhood.gov/fatherhood-buzz/cities-fall-2013