For Families

Here’s a short sample of ways you can unplug with your family:

AVOID TECHNOLOGY

• Eat dinner without disruption. Purchase a Cell Phone Sleeping Bag and use it at dinner, in the park or anytime you want to unplug.
• Create Cell Phone Sleeping Bag inspired covers for the technology in your house, playroom or classroom. Get creative. Use old socks and glue on fabric or felt pieces and decorate them. Tuck away video game controllers or iPods. Teach your kids to hand sew and stitch together scrap pieces of fabric or old T-shirts to make bags for your devices.

CONNECT WITH LOVED ONES

• Have a member of the family hide the other persons’ tech devices until the end of the 24-hour period (or time period decided in advance). Play the hot and cold game to find the hidden digital devices at the end of the unplugging time.
• Have an unplugged scavenger hunt. Hide alternative activities, such as board games, materials for a science project or a series of books and create clues to find the alternative activities. Spend the afternoon playing together.
• Create a family tree. Take time with your family to discuss your childhood, family history, stories and memories. Have each member share one memory and fill in their section of the tree. Create a beautiful piece of art that your family could hang for generations.
• Cook favorite family recipes. From Bubbie’s Borsht to Nana’s Noodles with Cottage Cheese, cook the recipes that warm your heart and soul. Need inspiration? Visit BeyondBubbie.com.
• Have a Family Book Club. Pick a book that appeals to everyone in your family. Read it together and discuss over a meal. Have kids create art based on themes from the book.

For more unplugging ideas, use the form below to download our National Day of Unplugging Kit for Kids (& FAMILIES & FRIENDS & TEACHERS)

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