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32+ Ideas for Screen Free Week

Screen Free Week  this year falls on April 30 and ends on May 6 2018. We’re screen people, between blogging, and enjoying Netflix individually. We also really like sitting down together for family movie nights, my kids are huge Marvel movie fans. But we can definitely go without screens and technology, and my kids often do, though they usually go without due to behavior. I try to limit screens, especially on school “mornings”, nothing sucks time like the TV or a video game.

32+ Ideas for Screen Free Week

32+ Ideas for Screen Free Week

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We’re getting to the time of year where we’re spending a lot time outside, with gardening, and the warmer weather, the time of year that we really enjoy – not too hot, not too cold. I do get it can be hard tearing away the electronics, even just for a week. But I’d be willing to bet that once the week is over they’ll have some great new fun that they’ll be wanting to have instead of hanging out watching TV.

Inside

  1. Play board games
  2. Read books – quietly or together out loud
  3. Do a puzzle
  4. Play with Lego
  5. Make a blanket fort
  6. Make ice cream
  7. Play card games
  8. Bake
  9. Learn a new skill – like using a pottery wheel
  10. Play 20 questions
  11. Go bowling
  12. Make popsicles
  13.  Make crafts
  14. Make a no sew blanket
  15. Do a science experiment
  16. Color

Outside

Spring is fun and full of blooming flowers, and all the new things growing in the warmer weather. We love to look for new plants growing in our yard, and try to figure out, or remember what was growing there last year. My oldest, Austin, she loves to look for bird nests. Last year we found one in a tree at the back of our house and got to watch the baby birds from eggs till they left the nest.

  1. Go for a hike
  2. Go for a bike ride
  3. Go rollerblading
  4. Climb trees
  5. Draw with chalk
  6. Jump on a trampoline
  7. Search for bugs
  8. Plant a garden
  9. Go to a park
  10. Go fishing
  11. Make S’Mores
  12. Picnic
  13. Go to a farmer’s market
  14. Dig for worms
  15. Go swimming
  16. Have a lemonade stand
  17. Bird watching

Read

One thing you can do inside or out, that is very unplugged and screen free is to grab a book and read. We love reading on the couch, sprawled out on the floor. In the Spring though, once the snow has melted and the ground dries, we love to spread blanket out, or hop up on the trampoline to read.

I just found this fun book to read, Unplugged. We’ll be starting our screen-free week with this book.

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