Football to Food: 5 Things To Do This Week With Kids

This week marks the first day of NFL season, Grandparents Day, and more!

By Kara Murphy September 7, 2022

Looking for family fun this week? We have ideas for you! Here are five things to do with kids Sept. 7-14:

1. Get ready for some football!

The NFL season kicks off this week. Tune into a game, or better yet... go to one! Check out these great ways to save on tickets to cheer on your favorite NFL team!

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2. Get their own library card 

Does your child have a library card? If not, September is the perfect time to get one because it's Library Card Sign-Up Month! My kids have library cards and they are always so proud to use them!

Check out five reasons you should let your child proudly carry a library card. Through Sept. 30

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3. Interview grandma and grandpa 

Grandparents Day is the perfect day to for kids to "interview" grandma and grandpa and learn some interesting facts about their lives! What music they listened to, what games they loved, how they decided on a career... you'll probably be surprised by some of the answers too! Need help getting started? Check out these 25 questions kids can ask when interviewing grandparents. Sept. 11

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4. Participate in a community volunteer project

Sept. 11 is a somber day in American history. The federal government now recognizes the date as the National Day of Service and Remembrance and urges all Americans to organize volunteer projects, support charities, and perform other good deeds and acts of kindness to help others in the spirit of remembrance, unity, and service. It's the perfect occasion for your family to find a community cleanup, organize a sock drive for a local shelter, or simply take a neighbor some homemade cookies. Sept. 11

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5. Let the kids cook!

It's Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day! Let older kids make dinner for the family, or work together to bake delicious sweet treats like zucchini bread or cookies. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite cookie recipes. Sept. 13

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