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    50 Things Your Kids Can Do Besides Play On The IPad

    Anyone else just so sick of the iPads? I am just so tired of watching my kids grab for their small screens the nanosecond they wake up. Talk about an addiction! Well, we are trying to cut the cord this year – especially since school is now in full swing. I am bringing in different options for my little ones to engage with. It’s all about giving them an alternative to those darn apps.

    Are you looking for an inspiration list for your kids? Great news! I’ve put together 50 ideas to get them started.

    50 Things Your Kids Can Do Besides Play On The IPad

    1. Puzzles
    2. Head to the park
    3. Cook something simple
    4. Make a fort
    5. Clean their rooms
    6. Stargaze
    7. Set up a campsite out in the backyard
    8. Create a relay race
    9. Minute to Win it race
    10. Play Simon Says
    11. Pillow fight
    12. Make cutouts – depending on what season you are in determines the theme
    13. Board games
    14. Write a letter to a friend or family member
    15. Puzzles
    16. Play I Spy
    17. Start a friendship bracelet collection
    18. Legos
    19. Word searches
    20. Write your own story
    21. Play Simon Says
    22. Biking with friends
    23. Head to the park
    24. Set up family movie night
    25. Visit the library
    26. Flashlight tag
    27. Make handmade puppets
    28. Create a new drink
    29. Scavenger hunt
    30. Lemonade stand
    31. Color with sidewalk chalk
    32. Arts and crafts project
    33. Slime – if allowed in house
    34. Make a bird feeder
    35. Celebrate an unbirthday for a sibling
    36. Shadow puppet show
    37. Go on a nature walk
    38. Dance party
    39. Singing contest
    40. Start a blessings jar
    41. Wash the family car
    42. Play dress up in mom and dad’s closet
    43. Start a book club
    44. Catch bugs outside – then set them free
    45. Learn new magic tricks – put on a show
    46. Play a card game
    47. Paint a picture
    48. Draw portraits with a blindfold on
    49.  Take a bubble bath
    50. Fly a kite

    What do you think about my suggestions list? Do you have any boredom busters that you’d like to share? Would love to hear!

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    Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

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    1. Thanks for sharing this, I’m constantly trying to encourage my kids to do things outside playing on their phones or watching TV. For now my great success is making them cook with me and building forts around the house. It really helps if you spend time with them and make the believe that they can help you with something and have fun at the same time.

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