At Home

“No Screen” Ideas

  • Write a novel – Check out Nanowrimo 
  • Capture your family history: interview grandparents, parents, capture family stories, make a family tree, find out about family names, stories, etc.
  • Play board games
  • Play card games
  • Learn a new game. Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Mahjong. 
  • Learn how to fold a paper airplane
  • Learn how to do laundry
  • Learn how to check air pressure in car tires
  • Learn how to iron
  • Learn to cook something
  • Learn how to knit or crochet or sew
  • Learn origami
  • Learn the guitar
  • Read a book
  • Plan a family garden
  • Write a journal about what is happening around you.
  • Make a zine about what is happening around you. What are your parents doing? What are your siblings doing? Here is a guide to making a zine from a single sheet of paper.  
  • Hand write a letter or postcard to your friends, relatives or to residents in a nursing home.
  • Set up a treasure hunt in your house for siblings or parents
  • Set up an obstacle course on your front yard
  • Take a walk or go to a park – we have many local trails to explore
  • Draw, doodle, paint, animate, color, collage