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11 fun things to do with your kids (that don't involve electronics)

Don’t turn on the cartoons just yet. Enjoy screen-free time together with these activities.

11 fun things to do with your kids (that don't involve electronics)

Don’t turn on the cartoons just yet. Enjoy screen-free time together with these activities.
  • If you're a parent, you've probably heard the phrase "I'm bored" about 500 times and counting. But don't turn on the cartoons just yet. Here are 11 things you can do with your kids that don't involve electronics:

  • 1. Create a marble run

  • Create your own marble run with cardboard, toilet paper rolls and whatever else you have lying around the house. Using your kids imagination and your building skills, you'll be able to create hours of fun with a DIY marble run.

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  • 2. Hold a play dough contest

  • See who can make the coolest, cutest or silliest play dough creation. If you don't have play dough on hand (or if your current play dough has either hardened or been mixed into a colorful mess), you can make your own in just 10 minutes. Find the recipe here.

  • 3. Have a chalk photo session

  • Technically cameras and camera phones are considered electronics, but you can make an exception for documenting your fun times together. Draw hats, balloons, basketball hoops or other fun photo props and snap away.

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  • 4. Perform a skit

  • Create a skit together - come up with the story, assign roles and choose props. Then perform your skit for grandma and grandpa. They're sure to enjoy it just as much as the kids.

  • 5. Create rain in a jar

  • Conduct an experiment with your child to teach a science lesson while having fun at the same time. You can create rain in a jar with just a few simple ingredients you probably have on hand.

  • Fill a jar about three-quarters of the way full with water. Top with shaving cream and let it settle. Drop food coloring into the shaving cream cloud. The color will fall through the cloud and down to the bottom of the jar, creating a rain-like effect.