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Fun Things to Do for Screen-Free Week

By Just Heather |

Today kicked off the national No Screen Week campaign.

Remember TV Turnoff Week? Yeah. Same thing — only now they’re coming for your video games, too.

Kidding. (Mostly.)

I do think it’s a good idea to encourage kids to participate in non-digital activities as much as possible.

That’s why I kick my girls outside every day, as soon as they finish with homework and chores. For the most part, television and video games are reserved for cold or rainy days. Oh, and car rides.

We do enjoy playing video games together. In fact, we spent two full days this weekend doing nothing else. But, I like the push to get off the couch and so something more active. If you’re looking to cut screen time this or just want some new ideas for low cost family fun, check out these unplugged activities:

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Screen Free Week 2012

Board Games

I'm not a fan of most kids' games. Instead, choose fun games that can be modified for younger kids — Dominos, Yahtzee, and Cranium games are favorites here.
More games that don't suck at Miscellaneous Mom
Photo Credit: Flickr user

How are you unplugging this week?

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About Just Heather


Just Heather

Heather Sokol babbles about shoes, cocktails, and, mostly, her family. She and her geeky husband are raising four kids and losing sanity daily. They live their gluten free life on a budget while Heather shares her deals, tips and coupon savvy. Read more on her blog Just HeatherTwitter or Pinterest. Read bio and latest posts → Read Heather's latest posts →

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