1. Halloween Quiz

    Children Celebrating HalloweenThere’s no doubt that Halloween holds a special place in the hearts of Americans. Who can blame us? On what other day can you walk around your town in a costume and have neighbors give you free candy?

    Nevertheless, just because you may dress up like Einstein doesn’t mean you can’t learn something new about the history of Halloween. You’re sure to become a smarter parent and learn more about this holiday with our Halloween quiz.

  2. Rainy Day Activities for Kids

    Father and Son Playing Chess on a Rainy DayRainy Day Activities used to literally refer to what to do with children kept from their usual outdoor play pursuits. Nowadays, for many parents, it’s a struggle to get the kids to play in the sun and leave the video games behind. But all parents still have those days when space is limited and the kids get bored and restless. Parental and magazine websites are filled with options and ideas, but if your need for rainy day activities is “precipitated” by the loss of electrical power too, you’ll need to check out these sites now while your entire computer Internet equipment works.

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  3. Back to School Quiz

    Back to School QuizIt may be hard to believe, but summer is almost gone. It will soon be time for another school year. For some parents, that means a kindergartner attending school for the first time, or a teenager heading into their senior year of high school. For most, it’s somewhere in between. No matter where you fall on the back-to-school timeline, Gerber Life Insurance Company wants to ensure your child is prepared to achieve great things this year and for years to come.

    Before you get the backpacks ready and school clothes lined up, let’s revisit some fun trivia questions you may have been asked when you were in school. After all, it’s never too late to learn, or–in this case–re-learn.

  4. Summer Quiz

    Summer Fun Quiz“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

    American author Henry James was certainly fond of summer. Who can blame him? Days are longer, the weather is warmer, and we gain a sense of freedom we wish could last forever. Even as we get older and our summer days are filled mostly with work, we still find time for adventure – trips to the beach, cookouts, campfires, hiking, biking, fishing or catching fireflies.

    Make your summer even better, with tips on staying safe and saving money by following the Gerber Life blog. For now take a moment for our summer quiz and see if your knowledge of summer is scorching hot or cold and rainy:

    1.    Which holiday unofficially signals the end of the summer season in the United States: Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day?

    2.    The musical group Katrina and the Waves had a hit song in 1985 called: Boys of Summer; Walking on Sunshine; Summer Nights or Summertime Blues?

    3.    Summer Sanders won an Olympic gold medal in which sport: archery, soccer, swimming or diving?

    4.    Only two U.S. cities have average summer temperatures at or above 90°F: Las Vegas and Dallas; Austin and Dallas; Las Vegas and Phoenix or Phoenix and Dallas?

    5.    In 1966, which singer hit the charts with a song called Summer Wind: Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Otis Redding or Glen Campbell?

  5. Celebrating Father’s Day!

    Celebrating Father’s DayOn Sunday, June 17, families all over the United States will take time to honor the fathers in their lives. Many family members will show how much they love dad by giving him a new necktie, shirt, set of screwdrivers or other similar gifts. Kick off your Father’s Day celebration with this short famous-fathers inspired quiz:

    1. One of our nation’s Founding Fathers, George Washington (who never had children of his own), had wooden dentures. True or false?
    2.  A Harris Poll in 2009 asked the question, “Who is America’s Favorite TV Dad?” Was it Cliff Huxtable of “The Cosby Show,” Mike Brady of “The Brady Bunch,” Archie Bunker of “All in the Family” or Homer Simpson of “The Simpsons”?
    3. What is the nickname of the book/movie featuring the character “Don Vito Corleone”? Father Time, The Godfather or Daddy Warbucks?
    4. Who is known as the “Father of Invention”? Steve Jobs, Leonardo Da Vinci, or Thomas Edison?
    5. In the 1991 movie “Father of the Bride,” who plays the role of the uptight dad George Banks: Ted Danson, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin or Martin Short?

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