With National Screen-Free Week coming up on May 5-11, you will want to have some ideas for your 6-12 year old as alternatives to watching TV or sitting in front of a computer screen. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Play hide-and-seek indoors or outside.
- Play flashlight tag in the dark.
- Stand on one foot, keeping a balloon in the air using your hands and other foot.
- Play board games.
- Get involved in crafts.
- Write a play for the family to act out.
Find more ideas for everyone in the family at Play More, Watch Less.
Contributor: Ellen Schuster, M.S., R.D., Associate State Specialist, University of Missouri Extension, firstname.lastname@example.org, 573-882-1933