Screen-Free Activities for kids and parents
As you know, this school year we decided to dedicate health-related activities to eye hygiene and mobile device usage.
There is no doubt that mobile devices help us to study, entertain ourselves. But there is a necessity to limit the screen time and find some activities that would help to switch off your attention from the screen and let your brain and eyes rest.
I prepared a list of the screen-free activities and in case you are interested, feel free to apply them in your daily life.
|before 3 years old||from 3 to 6 years old||from 6 to 9 years old|
|Work with classroom teachers and students to track screen time for a week, and set individualized goals to decrease it|
|Celebrate Screen-Free Week to limit screen time and promote physical activity at school and at home|
|Work with teachers to pass out pledge cards, physical activity logs and other resources to help students set goals and track activities during the week|
|When the week is over, congratulate students by passing out certificates of achievement. Perhaps the class with the highest participation earns an extra recess!|
|Screen time chart|
|Listen to an audiobook||Make an obstacle course in your hall with yarn and tape||Make a scene in a cardboard box of the ocean, or a jungle|
|Play with sensory bags or boxes||Make a curving line of dominoes and knock the first one so they fall down in a row||Draw a picture of a desert island with all the things you would want on it|
|Play with playdoh or clay.||Paint sea shells or rocks||Write down ten things you love about each person in your family to surprise them|
|Make a spiderweb in a doorway with painters tape and throw scrunched up newspaper balls at it to see how many you can catch.||Draw your own puzzle on poster board, color it and cut out the pieces|
|Plant some seeds -this could be as a part of our project on food waste and gardnening|
|I Spy – Describe something in the house so the other players can guess what it is|
|Alphabet Game – Name animals, foods or athletes starting with the letter A, then B and so on|
|Interqctive game using screen|
|Amaizing food detective|
|Healthy food game|