On April 18-24, children, families, schools, and communities around the country will turn off their TV for one full week! It’s a chance to unplug and read, play, daydream, create, explore nature, and spend more time with family and friends.
Since 1996, millions of children and their families have participated in Screen-Free Week (formerly TV-Turnoff). Each year, thousands of parents, teachers, PTA members, librarians, scoutmasters, and clergy organize Screen-Free Weeks in their communities.
You can plan your event as a family or as part of a larger group or even as an organization!
To help you get started, here are some planning tools filled with ideas to make it a memorable event for the kids. Sometimes we just have to stop and smell the roses! Even though kids might protest a bit at the beginning, you may be surprised at how much fun you can have doing other activities.
It just takes a little planning so that kids don't get bored.
To help you we have put together some fun material!
Helpful 'Screen Free Week' resources:
See what events are planned in the US- amazing Google map showing all the 'Screen Free Week' events!
Screen Free Week Facebook page
Our ideas for FUN activities for kids:
Have fun with our new 'cooking with kids' activities and printables!
Printable farm to table coloring pages and puzzles
New Garden page- Start gardening with your kids or print out fun gardening activity pages
Get creative and plan ahead for fun activities:
Printable list for Screen Free Week Activities PDF:
After Screen Free Week - use this handy chart to help kids monitor and reduce screen time!