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25 Things to During Screen Free Week

By Laura Miller, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Appleton-Waupaca-Oshkosh, WI May 30, 2017

Screen-Free Week is 7 days all about taking a break from digital entertainment and spending more time with family and friends, getting outdoors and being more active and creative. Sometimes it's easy to forget that there are other things to do besides spend time with our devices, or it has just become a habit to use them, so this international celebration helps to remind us to step away from the screens to do other things.

Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

1. Take a walk/hike

2. Read a book

Learn something new:

    3. How to juggle

    4. How to knit/crochet

    5. How to paint

    6. How to garden

    7. How to cook

    8. How to do the laundry

9. Practice your handwriting

10. Try a new sport

11. See how many Little Free Libraries you can find in your town

12. Have a picnic

13. Take outgrown clothes out of your dresser

14. Plan and then take a long bike ride (pack a lunch too!)

15. Make your own musical instruments

16. Teach someone else how to do something cool you can do

17. Race your friends

18. Ask an adult about yard games they played when they were kids

19. Make slime

20. Help someone in need

21. Weed a garden/flower bed

22. Volunteer at a nursing home

23. Organize your room 

24. Ask your parent/guardian how you can help them

25. Play a board game with your family or friends