Screen-Free Activity Guide

I don’t know about you but we are getting pretty burned-out on screens, so we decided to round up some of the awesome screen-free activities and resources we’ve stumbled upon during all of this. Bookmark this page and refer back later when you’re feeling stuck!

Create an Obstacle Course

By Skip & Scoot

Head over to Skip & Scoot’s Instagram page for fun tips on how to build a successful obstacle course that will keep your kids engaged for a while!

Balloon Play & Crafts for a Cause

From We Events

You really can’t go wrong with any of these options for a fun-filled day! PLUS, when you make a purchase from We Events, a portion of your sale goes to one of their designated charities!

Bag of balloons – Hopscotch special $30. (Regularly $40) Includes 4 different sized balloons and different colors and styles!

Listen & Dance to the “Radio”

Little Shoulders Radio is a new project by Mr. Nick Davio. You can stream thoughtfully curated, indie kid (kindie) music every Wednesday & Friday at 9am and Sunday at 2pm on!

Printable Worksheets & Activities for Pre-K – 5th Grade

Create a free account on to access free worksheets, activities, science projects, lesson plans and games!

Nature-Based Activities

From Garfield Park Conservatory

Create a sink or float sensory bin or make plant pigment paints and more! We stumbled upon this great resource from Garfield Park Conservatory that has a lot of fun ideas for nature-based, at-home activities for all ages! Check it out here.

Book-Inspired Activities

By Toddlers Who Read

Toddlers Who Read is a great resource for discovering children’s books accompanied by creative, screen-free activities. Follow Toddlers Who Read on Instagram!

Cardboard Box Play

Chicago Children’s Museum / Liz Rosu-Rosenberg

Check out this video featured on the Chicago Children’s Museum IGTV. @lizziemaerose gives some great tips for making the most of your cardboard boxes!

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