Today, we are so busy in our lives with everything in hyper drive. From long days at school to after school activities and sport, kids need a break… And so do mom and dad!

Parents, work hard all day then they have to usually shuttle the kids to activities and let’s not forget cook dinner and keep up with the house. Creating time for some unplugged activities should be on everyone’s to-do list.

It is so important to make sure you have downtime each and every day.  It can be hard because kids prefer to be busy. It’s a good idea to have some unplugged activities to not only get them off the devices but to also relax a little.

50 Unplugged Activities for Kids

  1. Print a free set of paper dolls color and decorate.
  2. Do a jigsaw puzzle.
  3. Take a walk.
  4. Climb a tree.
  5. Read a classic book.
  6. Collect leaves or rocks.
  7. Catch lightning bugs.
  8. Write a story.
  9. Make a bedtime sensory bottle, and count the stars in the dark to unwind.
  10. Build a tower.
  11. Blow bubbles…

This is an excerpt from the article 50 Unplugged Activities for Kids which originally appeared on 5 Minutes for Mom.