Welcome to Unplugged Week! Our second annual cleanse from devices, TV and video games. It is not easy, but it is a challenge worth tackling and if you’ve been wanting to try -let’s do it together! While we will also be doing our best to limit our screen time too, we’ll be sneaking on to post to the #SFunplugged hash tag and hope you will join in, we hope it will become a support system of sorts during the next several days. We promise your kids will thrive and they will also wear you out, ha!
First things first, let’s get a system in place to help keep the day filled! It’s usually when kids are tired and or bored that they’re wanting to veg out in front of a screen, so having lots of ideas on hand will keep you from that knee-jerk reaction to switch on a show. So first idea of the week: To Do Sticks! As always this is a great craft to do as a family, so you can spend time being creative making it and then use the ideas you come up with together all week long. Here’s how you’ll do it…
Grab craft paint, markers and large craft sticks: Cover the top third with the paint color of your choice and let it dry completely:Now pick the categories that appeal most to your family. We did Outside, Inside, Service, Food and Learning. Keep a key handy so that when you’re picking you can sort of guide them. (Need them to get out of your hair? Pick a yellow stick, kids!)Here are some of the ideas we came up with. Some ideas on a regular week might seem like a hassle, but Unplugged Week is such great opportunity to slow down and find excitement and fun in the processes of each activity. Fill up a jar in your kitchen or play room and grab a stick whenever you need it! We are loving ours and will be pulling them back out when school lets out for sure.
Day one, done! We’re excited to see how you’re all faring so be sure and tag the good, the bad and the ugly #SFunplugged so we can see.