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25 Activities For Screen-Free Week

May 1-7 is Screen-Free Week, and as we finally emerge from a long winter and the gloominess of a mixed up spring, I have to admit the kid’s tablet time has been on the rise lately.  With extended screen time comes moody kids and sleep issues. It’s time to detox for a week and get things back on track.  

Working from home and being with the girls all day everyday means I tend to use screen time as crutch to get caught up on work or a bit of quiet time to recharge and get through the day.  So I have to be prepared this week with activities to do together and ones they can do on their own to fill the time.  Here’s a list of activities to get us through the week.

  1. Coloring
  2. Biking
  3. Yoga
  4. Nature Walks
  5. Beauty and the Beast with SCA Fine Arts
  6. Painting
  7. Lego
  8. Gardening
  9. Library Visits
  10. Crafts
  11. Canadian Road Trip at the Winspear
  12. Discover a New Playground
  13. Reading Aloud
  14. Crystals Growing Kit
  15. Skating
  16. Puzzles
  17. Rollerblading
  18. Visit a Recreation Centre
  19. Poetry Tea Time
  20. Pretend Play
  21. Baking Together
  22. Spring Cleanup of a Green Space
  23. Board Games 
  24. Meditation and Breathing Exercises
  25. Dance Parties

25 Activities For Screen-Free Week

There may be the occasional tv show or hockey game watched (go Oilers!) but hopefully we will be able to put the tablets away and reconnect more.  Do you plan on taking part in screen free week?  What activities do you have planned?


  • Camie

    We need to do this, but I want to make it the first week after my son’s online classes end which I think is in two weeks. We are going to participate in a city clean up day this weekend and get outside more as the weather improves. I love your list! We have a little zoo here that only costs a few dollars and I want to get more hiking in.

      • Camie

        Camping, how fun! Our weather has been the same. We had snow last week. I just want temps to warm up and the sun to come out! It’s beautiful here today so I hope we’ll start drying out. Enjoy your week unplugged.

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