Ahh, summertime! We love the freedom of summer, but not always the lack of structure. Too many unscheduled hours can cause us and our families to just grab a device and zone out to fill our time. Or maybe you are careful about limiting screen time, but you are starting to run out of ideas to keep your kids busy and it’s only the second week of June.
Creative Mama [Episode 31] is here to help! I’ve created a printable of over 100 free-or-cheap ideas to keep your kids hands and minds occupied WITHOUT screens. Grab the PDF from the link below, and listen to the show to hear specific tips for a handful of the suggestions listed. Links to some of our favorite playtime products are also included below for your convenience.
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People, Places & Things in This Episode:
Episode 30: Step Away from the Phone
“Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World” by Cal Newport
Episode 9: 101 Things in 1001 Days
FREE Printable: Boredom Busters
Episode 27: How to Read Aloud
Episode 7: Nasty Café & Other Screen-Free Imagination Games
Episode 25: Time in a Bottle
Tenzi, a great dice game for 1-6 people
The best wand for HUGE bubbles; easy for kids to use, too!
Perler Beads: you’ll need pegboards and beads
This Bingo set includes everything you need to play. Our family plays 10-cent or 25-cent rounds to add a little extra excitement to winning!
This tie-dye kit has enough supplies (not including the shirts) for up to 5 people
One of the most-fun card games we've found: Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza
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