Fall is here and the cooler weather is soon to follow. The kids will be wanting to stay in the house more often and will want something to do. One of my goals this fall is to unplug, and spend time doing other things than just playing on electronics. I wondered what others did to limit tech time…
We posted this question on our weekly Penny For Your Thoughts post on our Facebook page. Here are a couple of the tips which were shared by our readers.
“Leaf prints. Scribbling crayons over paper and leaf to make image appear.” – Isabel W.
“Rake up leaves into a pile and then JUMP!” – Dawn P.
“Puzzles or everyone pick a board game. Granted my daughter is 17 so we play more adult games and do 1000 PC puzzles.” – Jess B.
“Go to a pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins and then have a fun night carving them.” – Wendy A.
“Bonfires, Winnie roast, camping, hunting! Love this time of the year.” – Tammy M.
“Painting pumpkins!!” – Amber T.
“Hiking.” – Veronica J.
“Going to the pumpkin patch, taking walks at one of our many beautiful city parks, baking, playing board games, reading a good book while cuddled in my bed, Decorating the house, collecting acorns for the squirrels, painting, dress up, pretend play. We do a lot of non tech things together…but we also enjoy a good movie marathon here and there.” – Amber M.
“Hanging out in the backyard…playing in the leaves.” – Christine B.
“Bonfires and leaf pile jumping.” – Stephanie W.
These are all amazing ideas… These are just 10 of the non-tech ways to have fun this fall, plenty more were posted. Baking, hiking, jumping in leaf piles, reading and more promote family time and all require participation which is nice for a change. What ways do you think you can unplug that aren’t already mentioned?
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