Social Distancing "No Screen" Ideas

Grade Levels
1st - 4th, Homeschool
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4 pages


Are you finding children are spending way too much time watching videos, TV, movies and playing video games? Plus, social distancing and distance learning has children using computers to do their school work as well! Here are some ideas to get them off the screens.

Why use Social Distancing "No Screen" Ideas? Doctors and psychologists recommend limiting screen time for children. Since children are doing school work online these days, we've got to find other things for them to do as well.

How it works: This list originated as a "summer vacation" list of "no screen" things to do, that was generated by students. Many of the items are the same, but the summer social activities (like sleepovers and group activities) have been replaced by other "socially distance acceptable" fun activities. Children can print this list, highlight their favorite items, and add more things to the list as they think of them. When the computer work is done for the day, they have plenty of choices!

What’s included: This resource has 50 different ideas that don't involve computers, tablets, or anything that involves being within 6 feet of others. It's only a start, but it will get them thinking about more fun "no screen" activities.

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