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Fun Activities for Your Family & Children

Libraries


Visit your local library. They have many activities available. 

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Healthy Tips


Health Tip: Keep Kids' Lunches Cool - Safety suggestions when packing for school or camp
(HealthDay News) Kids need a healthy lunch to take to school or day camp, but parents must also be wary of food safety concerns when packing lunches.
The American Dietetic Association lists these suggestions to keep kids' lunches safe:

  • Keep perishable foods cold with an insulated lunch bag, ice pack or frozen water bottle.
  • Pack foods that won't spoil, such as trail mix, peanut butter, individual applesauce packs and more.
  • Wash your child's lunch box or bag with warm, soapy water after each use, and clean counters before preparing food.
  • If you pack lunch the night before, store perishable foods in the fridge -- it should be below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Wash all fruits and vegetables, including those with peels.
  • Instruct your child to toss any perishable leftover foods; provide non-perishable snacks for later in the day.
  • Make sure your child washes hands before each meal and snack.

(SOURCE: Copyright © 2011 HealthDay. External Links Disclaimer. All rights reserved.
HealthDayNews articles are derived from various sources and do not reflect federal policy. healthfinder.gov does not endorse opinions, products, or services that may appear in news stories. For more information on health topics in the news, visit Health News on healthfinder.gov.)

Ideas for Playing Together


Play Outdoors

  • Take a walk and enjoy the colors of all of the falling leaves
  • Make a leaf pile and jump in!
  • Bird watch
  • Try making homemade bird feeders (fruit, peanut butter, birdseed)
  • Play some outdoor games like tag, and hide-n-seek


Play Indoors

  • Make microwaveable homemade s'mores
  • Make a fort in the living room out of bed sheets and blankets
  • Camp out in the living room and have a pajama party
  • Hold a movie night with popcorn
  • Put on some music and have a dance party
  • Have a family story night -- no TV, gaming systems or devices, just sharing books as a family.


80+ Inexpensive or Free Summer Activities for Kids
"Mom - there's nothing to do!!" 

Looking for ways to keep the kids occupied? 

Here's a list of over 80 different ideas!

You can keep busy with a new activity every day!! 

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