Hey, Palm Springs area parents! March 1st through March 2nd, 2013 is the National Day of Unplugging. There's no denying that our kids could probably use some downtime off the computer, the gaming system, the iPod and the e-reader. Here are some fun things to do without electronics in tow.
Send the kids outdoors to pull weeds. Thanks to the recent rains we've been getting, lots of weeds have started sprouting up in the yard. Give the kids a bucket, a pair of gloves and send them outside for some fresh air and some weed pulling. Just make sure they watch out for those pesky cactus needles.
Dust off a cookbook on top of the fridge and have the kids flip through to find a couple recipes they want to try their hand at making. This activity is great for kids in the kitchen for the first time and for those with a little more experience under their belt.
If you want something more meaningful out of the unplugging event, check out the many volunteer opportunities listed in the Palm Springs area on Volunteer Match. At last glance, there were over 145 volunteer opportunities listed for you to scavenge through.
WHEN: March 1-2, 2013, from sundown to sundown
WHY: To get back in touch with life without electronics for twenty-four hours
Shannon Duffy is the Palm Springs Parenting Editor and co-author of The Couples Guide to Pregnancy & Beyond, Stormy Knight: Prom Queen of the Undead and If You Wore the Uniform... You're a Brown! Volume 1. Have a topic or event you’d like covered? Just send her an email at email@example.com