Wednesday, June 17, 2015

8 Ways to Unplug With Your Kids

Unplugging is hard. My husband and I both work in social media and so our phones are constantly buzzing with things that need to be taken care of. As much as I love my smart phone and my ability to work anywhere, sometimes I wish we could take a step back from the time where everyone can reach us every second of the day. We have certain rules in place in our house, no phones at the dinner table and such, trying to give our family the much needed time away, but sometimes, it doesn't seem like enough. 

This last week, I decided I was going to unplug for the whole day. Nothing would go up on my pages except a few scheduled things, we would spend the whole day doing other things. We didn't do anything amazing. Some time at the splash pad, a million games of "War" with a deck of cards and laying on the grass in the shade. Nothing that will be remembered as the best day ever, but it was exactly what I needed, a recharge day to remind myself why I do what I do. A chance to play with the littles without a phone in my pocket. 


Normally I take a million pictures, that is just what I do, but on our unplugged day, I only took this one. I absolutely love this shirt from Creative Expressions, it reminds me that we all need to step away once in awhile. I have pulled together 8 awesome outdoor activities that I want to do with my girls this summer! This is our summer bucket list if you will! Check them out below. 
 Trike Car Wash by Apartment Therapy
 Giant Bubbles by Lindsay & Drew.
 Soccer Style Croquet by Inner Child Fun.
 Leak-Proof Water Blob by Homemade Toast.
 Giant Pick Up Sticks by Nellie Bellie.
 Sponge Bombs by Inner Child Fun.
 Water Balloon Pinata by Ziggity Zoom.
Summer Twister by Eucharisteo

How are you unplugging this summer?
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16 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Those are all fun summer time activities. My kids would love those.

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

Great ideas! I've always wanted to make a water blob. Hopefully our next house will have a bigger backyard for one! They look so fun! - Jeanine

krayl funch said...

OMG - IN love with the car wash! I want that in an adult version for my summer bbq's!

Shelly @ Behind Blue Eyes said...

Going unplugged is one thing I need to do more often. About a month ago, my three-year old told me it made her sad I was on the computer all the time. She starts preschool in the Fall and I need to take the most of my time and spend it with her. I absolutely love the trikes car wash. Even without a tricycle that looks like a lot of fun just to run through!

Julie @ Girl on the Move said...

So many of these look like a lot of fun! I am a huge fan of unplugging...especially in the summer when you can enjoy time outside with real people instead of stuck inside on your phone!

Hodge Podge Moments said...

I think it's so important to unplug. I honestly wish my husband and I did it more often. It seems like one of us is always on an electronic. I think I'm going to plan an Unplugged day for us. Some of these look like they'd be fun as adults too!

Jeannette said...

We try to unplug at least once a day and that lasts most of the day. Sometimes he does on his own and other times we play with him. It is very important that they get away from all that technology!

Jaclyn Kent said...

I love this list! Those sponge bombs?! :D

Stephanie Pass said...

I can't wait to try the sponge bombs and the water blob. Both of those look so fun!

Kassondra from Motherhood Community said...

Oh these activities look like so much fun!

Crystal said...

Those are so fun! I love summer, maybe even more than the kids! I can't wait to try these.

bxcrochet said...

Everything looks like so much fun. I would love to try that water blob.

Michelle F.

Liz Mays said...

The trike car wash is the cutest thing ever. Kids LOVE car washes, so this is a natural extension.

Maddi'sMommy said...

Oh my gosh I love the yard twister! So much fun.

Denea Duran said...

I need to unplug this summer and you have some great activities for us to do! Thank you!

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

Unplugging for a whole day sounds like quite a challenge, but you really have some great ideas here to make the time fly by.

 
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