Every March we celebrate National Day of Unplugging and pledge to put our phones down and live in the moment with our children and families. Here are 5 cheap and free ideas of unplugged activities!
- Scavenger Hunt
We LOVE scavenger hunts for all ages. Working backwards, write clues to find something special at the end! Practice prepositions, basic concepts, problem solving, and working together as a team.
- Board Games
It’s no secret we love our board games. Pull out your old games and play together as a family. Some of our favorites are the classics: Sorry, Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Memory, checkers, UNO, Guess Who, Connect Four, Twister.
- Get Outside
Kids need fresh air daily, even when it’s cold outside. Grab some sidewalk chalk and beanbags (easy to make) and you can make everything from a bike/ scooter course to a baseball field!
- Painter’s tape
Weather not cooperating? Use painters tape to make a road for toy cars and trucks to drive on, an obstacle course for the kids to jump, hop and skip on, a tic-tac-toe board, hopscotch or make a maze and collect letters to spell words.
- Rube Goldberg Machine
This might be our favorite rainy day activity. A Rube Goldberg Machine is an elaborate way to solve a simple problem, such as turning on a light, or pouring a cup of water, using simple, everyday materials. Find inspiration here.
Check out https://www.nationaldayofunplugging.com for more information!