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.
May 26, 2013 to June 1, 2013
Fitness? Challenge Accepted!
Fitness? Challenge Accepted!: May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. There are lot so ways to be healthier and active, whether it’s cutting down on sugary drinks, taking a walk after dinner, Tae Kwon Do classes, or eating more carrots. Looking for some ideas on ways to be more active as a family? Consider taking a page from the President’s Challenge program. Find information on activities, nutrition, and ways to challenge your family to, together, be the healthiest you can be at www.presidentschallenge.org.
May 19, 2013 to May 25, 2013
Celebrate Memorial Day on May 27
Celebrate Memorial Day on May 27: Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving our country. Talk to your kids about the different branches of the Armed Forces and the sacrifices service members have made. Many towns have parades and celebrations on Memorial Day to honor those who have served. Participate in or attend the parade together – bring a flag (and some water to stay hydrated!) and cheer alongside your neighbors. Learn more at http://www.va.gov/kids.
May 12, 2013 to May 18, 2013
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands. The Smithsonian Education website has resources for parents, teachers, and students at www.smithsonianeducation.org – including an interactive section on “A Century of Challenge and Change: The Filipino American Story.”
May 5, 2013 to May 11, 2013
Honor Mom! Mother’s Day is May 12th
Honor Mom! Mother’s Day is May 12th: Support your child in ways to honor and show appreciation for their mother this Mother’s Day! Make a homemade card, bake cookie, or make her breakfast or dinner. If Mom isn’t close by, send a card, call on the phone, send an email (or e-card), or video call to connect and let her know how special she is. Don’t forget to celebrate the other important mothers and mother figures in your life too! Whether an aunt, a neighbor, or a friend, reach out to let them know how much you appreciate them.
April 28, 2013 to May 4, 2013
Bust a Move
Bust a Move: International Dance Day is April 29. Dancing is a great form of exercise, stress relief, and creative expression. Pick a song and move around a little! Whether it’s the waltz or the running man, dancing together can be a lot of fun. Learn more by going online as a family and researching how the dance started, and when it was most popular.
April 21, 2013 to April 27, 2013
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day - April 25
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day - April 25: On Thursday, April 25, 2013, millions of workplaces, employees, parents and children will celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day program. See if your workplace is participating and bring your child (or children) with you to work! Showing your children your work life can help them to think imaginatively about their family, work and community lives. Learn more at http://www.daughtersandsonstowork.org
April 14, 2013 to April 20, 2013
Celebrate National Library Week!
Celebrate National Library Week!: Get a free library card. A library card is your ticket to a world of resources for education and entertainment for the whole family: books, e-books and e-readers, digital audio books, movies, magazines, games, and many other traditional and digital resources. Not sure where your local library is? Find a Public Library from our Local Resources page (http://fatherhood.gov/for-dads/with-school/local-resources). Learn more about Connecting with your kids @ your library online www.atyourlibrary.org.
April 7, 2013 to April 13, 2013
Put a poem on the pavement
Put a poem on the pavement: April is National Poetry Month and there are lots of ways to celebrate with your kids. Grab some chalk and a poem, draw out hopscotch squares and put a line in each square. Hop through reading the lines together. Not sure what poem to use? Visit www.poets.org for poems and examples. Feel extra creative? Write poems together as a family.