Screen Break Ideas

  • Posted on March 26, 2020 at 12:28 pm

Choice Menu: Screen Break Ideas

It’s important to get time away from screens. Choose several things from this list to brighten your day! Connect (with each other), explore, create, and move!  How many can you check off?

Read!Find a comfy corner to curl up with a book (maybe in your blanket fort)Read a story to a family memberRead to a pet Listen to an audiobook while you color or draw here.Read a book outside
Play! Play a board or card game with your familyPlay hide-and-seekHide a treasure for your family to find and draw a treasure mapHave a tea party with your stuffed animalsBuild a fort out of blankets and pillowsPlay with your pet
Create! What art supplies do you have? Paint? Crayons? Colored pencils? Make cards to send to a family member or friend.Act out a favorite story for your familyDraw a picture of yourselfDecorate Easter eggsMake finger puppets of favorite book charactersMaker Challenges – multiple screen-free STEM challenges for home (printer helpful)A free downloadable coloring book
Go outside!STEM Outdoors BINGO boardGo for a walk with your familySearch for shapes, numbers, or words in your neighborhood Draw on the sidewalk with chalkSee how far you can get a hula hoop to roll. Run to catch it before it falls.Blow bubbles
Move!Create a dance for a favorite song and teach it to a family memberMake an obstacle coursePlace tissues on your heads and see how long you can dance around without letting it fall off. Who made it the longest?See how far you can jump. Mark your spot with a piece of tape and see if you can beat your last jump.Make a hopscotch game with chalk outside or tape inside 
Help!Plan a menu with your familyHelp to prepare a recipe, practicing measuring ingredientsTidy your roomSort your dirty clothes into light and dark colorsHelp your brother or sister with their workKeep your workspace clean and organizedTrain your pet to do a new trick

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