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unplugged week: bi plane

Unplugged Week: Bi-Plane

TGIF! Have we ever meant that more than today? We hope that Unplugged Week has been as amazing for you as it was for us. It’s always so refreshing to reframe our environment and see our kids flourish. For the last day of Unplugged here’s one more craft that you can do together witch stuff you have lying around the house: a Bi-Plane! Use our favorite paint pots, a paintbrush, a clothes-pin, two large tongue depressors and regular popsicle stick. To make this use the clothespin as the center of the plane, then glue a popsicle stick onto the back, and … Read more

unplugged week: No Kid Hungry

The purpose of Unplugged Week is to focus on our relationships and connection without those go-to distractions. In addition (for us) it seems that the more screen time our kids have the grumpier they are. As adults we can’t help but feel happiest when we’re helping others, and with our various projects over the years with Small Fry, the boys seem to be in the same boat. It just feels good! So, today our Unplugged Tip is to plan a project or outing that helps someone in need. For our project, we joined efforts with Earth’s Best and Ella’s Kitchen with the No … Read more

unplugged week: jenga DIY

Getting to Know You Jenga

Tuesday’s tip: Schedule playdates for each day! Not just with friends, but acquaintances you’ve been meaning to reach out to, children your kids seem to hit it off with, but haven’t had too much time together, and old friends you haven’t seen in awhile. This Jenga DIY is a great game to play to help ease your kids into new friendships and of course get through the day unplugged. Here’s what you’ll need: A plain wood block set like this one and oil-based paint pens to write on wood like this set from Sharpie.Then on each block write a getting to … Read more

unplugged week: to-do sticks

Small Fry Unplugged Week: To Do Sticks

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 … Read more

Open Gym Adventure

Open Gym Adventure

Tomorrow, March 7th, is National Unplugged Day! Do you all remember when we did an entire WEEK unplugged as a Small Fry team? We have a whole week’s worth of ideas here, but we wanted to share our newest and best idea for making the most of your Unplugged Day: open gym! Going unplugged was hard, but so rewarding. Many of you joined us and we have to admit, a whole week was tough! So we’re happy to join the Nation in this one day challenge, one day is totally doable. Easy breezy, no problem. When we read on Gym Gab that most all gymnastic … Read more

unplugged: coloring pages

We are big fans of Melina Smyres, designer, farmer, and full-time Unplugger! We’ve loved seeing what everyone is up to on Instagram while they’re unplugged, and art seems to be the activity of choice, so we’re glad to share Melina’s site Color With Mimi with you! Melina designed these printable coloring pages for us just in time for Spring, and what better to represent Spring then chicks! She has a whole site full of cool printables to color and frame. Yep, they’re that cool! Melina has a special place in her heart for chicks, when they first brought them into … Read more

small fry favorites: wiggle jams

Is #unplugged week getting easier for you all? It’s so funny, we’ve found that we are the ones who rely on the devices more so than our kids! When we need a break, when we need to take an important call, a shower, make a meal, it’s so convenient to turn on a show or hand over the iPad. It’s been a good exercise for us in realizing they really don’t need those things, at all! Since we are a “moderation in all things” type of bunch it will be interesting to see how we rearrange our lives once we’re … Read more

unplugged: library book hunt

adventure, reading, books kids, scavenger hunt

One awesome resource we definitely don’t take well enough advantage of is the local public library! With music and reading classes for kids and parents, or reading lists of all their books on princesses, trains, dinosaurs, and ballerinas for those especially passionate kids. Special book spine stickers that mark award-winning reads make it easy to find the best of the best, and of course we walk away with a stack of brand-new-to-us books to pour over for the next few weeks. So for our third day #unplugged, head to the library and snag some new reads! To make our latest … Read more

unplugged: shadow puppets

shadow, shadow puppets, projects, kids, woodland

How is your Unplugged weeks going so far? We’re loving following along on the #unplugged feed, so many wonderful ideas to get us through the day! Here’s our next activity that turns your doorway into the best theater in town. If you’ve ever put on a shadow puppet play at bedtime, you already know it’s a huge hit. Our kids love to see our butterflies, bull dogs, and foxes dancing on the wall. So we decided to create our very own Shadow Puppet theater! We’re sharing the step-by-step instructions and free printable today on Spoonful. Check out the full post … Read more

unplugged week: baby herb garden

herbs, kids, projects, garden, diy

Welcome to Unplugged Week! We are taking on the challenge of turning off the TV and video games for one week, and we are so excited so many of you are joining us! There are also many of you who have done this full-time for months and even years and we applaud you. This week we’ll be sharing our plans for getting through it when going outside isn’t an option (believe us, we’ll be outside as much as possible!) with our hair and sanity in tact. We can’t wait to hear what you’re doing while you’re Unplugged, too! If you’re … Read more