When my little prince arrived home from school super excited about his wonderful assignment of Screen Free for A week ! I could really feel his excitement but at the same time I had mixed emotions about the family participating in Screen Free Week.
I knew that it would be a challenge to unplug since I sometimes depend on my television to occupy the children when I am doing household chores, cooking dinner, and returning and checking emails.
My son’s teacher graciously provided a list of suggested activities that we could do with our family which included: Visit the library and see about special programs happening there. Have a family game night, play board games. Go outside and hae a picnic. Paint a picture and write a story about it. Go for a walk with your family. Bake cookies with your family. Listen to an audio book. However, I wanted our family to take a break from all telephones, tablets, television shows and really begin to spend quality time together as a family. I discovered that Screen Free Week is for children, families, and communities around the world to rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen.
The goal is to unplug from the digital world and to spend the best time with my family by participating in activities throughout the week. My family participated in some awesome activities instead of turning on the screen.
Screen Free Week Activities
Monday: My little prince drew a picture about things that he wanted to do for summer vacation and we had a discussion about our summer plans.
Tuesday: We had a massive cleaning spree in our home, starting with his bedroom by purging by children’s toys, we created three piles keep, sell, or giveaway to our church or local charities.
Wednesday: We read a number of books from the school’s book fair, and from our own children’s library. Also, we took a trip to the playground to enjoy the sunshine and to blow bubbles, play tag, and enjoy fresh air.
Thursday: We pulled out our musical instruments drums, guitar, and danced our hearts out, and we sang some of our favorite songs!
Friday: We purged more items including clothing, more toys, old home work, and school paper work that we will not need anymore as we are transitioning from the end of the school year into summer.
What activities will your family do for screen free week?