FACS Sizzlin Summer Fun Schedule

#KYLOVES Ag

We are kicking off our final week of #FACSSizzlinSummer! Our theme for the week is #KYLovesAg to show our support for Kentucky's robust agricultural practices and the farmers who sustain our local food system.

We've partnered with Commissioner Ryan Quarles and Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Kentucky Nutrition Education Program - KYNEP, and Kentucky State University Land Grant Program to encourage Kentuckians to grow their own food this summer through the Victory Garden campaign. 

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Travel Cancelled?  Make Magic at Home

When travel plans get canceled for any reason, it is often disappointing for the entire family.  Find ways to create memeories and take a mental vacation without ever leaving home.

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Walking and Biking During a Pandemic

Do the "rules of the road" change with our changing national health crisis?  Learn more about staying safe while maintaining physical activity.

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What to Consider Before You Go 

Whether you are going across town or across the state, do you know what precautions to take to protect your health?  

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Safety Rules for Hiking and Camping

Hiking and camping are great ways to travel and maintain social distancing at the same time!  

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Vacationing on a Budget

While we always want to be mindful of our budget when traveling, this year it may be a necessity to keep our vacation cost down.  

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Fun Travel Themed Activities:

A Kentucky Matching Activity

A Kentucky Outing Crossword Puzzle

A Kentucky Outing Fill in the Blank

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Traveling Podcasts:

Avoiding Car Sickness

Wearing Cloth Face Coverings

Exploring Kentucky Water and More!

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Online Traveling Resources:

Kentucky Tourism Website

Transformative Travels

Walk Across Kentucky

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Summer Melt 

Looking for ways to stay cool as a cucumber during the dog days of summer? We have tips for no-heat or low-heat ways to keep your family fed and involved in the prep process. Try this Ice Painting Activity

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Melt Your Debt

Melting away debt can be as powerful as an avalanche and as much fun as a snow ball fight!  Curious about what avalanches and snowball fights might have to do with debt?  Also, check out the Melt Your Debt episode of the Talking FACS Podcast. 

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Keeping Cool on a Budget

When summertime heats up, it can be costly to keep things cool. We havesome great some tips for making the most of your energy dollar.

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Improving Coping Skills

Coping skills aren't necessarily something we're born with, but they are something we can learn.  

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Caregiver Self-Care

Caring for yourself helps you to care for other.  

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Having Fun Is Important for a Happy and Healthy Relationship

Healthy, happy partners often find ways to incorporate fun into their relationship.  

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Healthy Gifts for Family and Friends

Food gifts are great ways to share your love and good wishes without breaking the bank.  

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Parents:  Take Time for You

Don't forget to take time for yourself when you become a parent.  Check out these five tips for practicing self-care when you're raising kids.

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Mental Health Awareness

Educate yourself about mental illness, how to treat it, and how to help those who suffer with it.

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Self-care tips for Everyday

Learning self-care strategies will benefit you in many situations.  

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Family Olympics

Family Olympics are a great way to get some extra physical activty with a healthy dose of togetherness!  Creating your own personalized Family Olympics not only provides a fun, silly break but it also is a great way to build memories together and maybe even start a new family tradition.

Check out these Family Olympics Activities for ideas and download the Family Olympics Word Jumble for a fun indoor activity. 

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People Need People:  How to "Quaranteam"

Do you have a "quaranteam" or a social bubble?  Maintaining social distances with a small group can give you the benefit of face to face interaction while protecting your health and safety.  Learn more about how to "quaranteam" here.

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Be Active

Being active is good for your body and your mind.  Have fun, be mindful, make connections, laugh, and keep learning to stay active and independent in life.  

For tips to be active as a family, check out this episode of the Talking FACS podcast.

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Boredom Busters

Tired of hearing, "I'm bored." We have four great ways to get kids energized.  

Also, check out the Boredom Buster episode of the Talking FACS podcast.

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Challenge Your Teen's Brain Over Summer Vacation

While many adolescents usually look forward to summer vacation, it is commeon for them to quickly grow bored.  Bored teens often turn to television and electronics.  But with a little encouragment, a teen can transform a bored brain into one that is healthy and active, and in turn, create a more memorable summer vacation. 

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Family Fireworks Safety

Fireworks are a fun way to celebrate the 4th of July, but they are also very dangerous.  Follow safety guidelines from the manufacturer and all local and county ordinances with regard to their use.

Check out the Fireworks Safety episode of the Talking FACS podcast.

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Choosing an Outdoor Grill

Take your cooking adventures outside and fire up the grill. When selecting a grill think about how often you plan to use it and what kinds of foods you would like to prepare. Learn more about the different grill styles to meet your needs.  

Choosing an Outdoor Grill

Choosing an Outdoor Grill Chart

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Cleaning Your Grill

When you prepare your food on a clean grill, then you know that your grilled food will be tasty, healthy and safe to eat!  

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Grill Safety

It's important to follow food safety guidelines when grilling. 

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Grilled Veggie Bundles

Looking for grilling recipes!  Try these grilled veggie bundles.

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Have you tried Grilled Sweet Potatoes?

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Thrill of the Grill for Families

Thrill of the Grill Family Activity Sheet

Thrill of the Grill Word Search

Thrill of the Grill Crossword

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Summer Fun for the Family

Keeping the dog days of summer at bay may be a real challenge this summer as kids have been home for so long!  We've got ideas to keep your summer FUN!  

*Check out the Boredom Busters episode of the Talking FACS podcast for even more ideas!

*These Bubble and Water Play Activities are fun for families of all ages.

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Sunscreen Safety

Sunscreen can protect you from developing skin cancer, but only if it's applied correctly.  Find out if you're using it the way you should. 

*Check out the Don't Forget the Sunscreen episode of the Talking FACS podcast for more tips for avoiding sun exposure. 

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Kids and Pool Safety

Backyard pools can help create memories for the whole family.  Make sure to follow important safety guidelines when installing and using a pool. 

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Beat the Heat

Some days it may seem that the only way to stay cool is to jump in a pool of icy water!  We have suggestions to help beat the summer heat.  Know the symptoms of heat-related illnessess and what to do if you or anyone suffering from one.  

*Check out the Healthy Hydration episode of the Talking  FACS podcast to learn more about the importance of staying hydrated. 

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Run or Walk--Even Just 5 Minutes

Any amount of exercise, even just 5 minutes, can have health benefits.  We've got tips for starting a walk or run routine and working up to the recommended 150 minutes of exercise each week.  

*Check out the Be An Active Family episode of the Talking FACS podcast for tips for staying active as a family.