5 Kid-Friendly Ways To Unplug During Screen-Free Week — With F&F!

Apr 29, 2022by Olivia - F&F

Get ready to unplug during Screen Free Week! From May 2-8, we encourage you and your family to go screen-free and try out a bunch of fun activities to connect with one another, boost your mood, and hopefully learn something new! Below, we’ve put together five kid-friendly ways to unplug from the world — using some of our fantastic, ethical products.

Children's Educational BooksChildren's Educational Books

#1: Learn About The Environment With F&F’s Educational Books

Kids can obviously use screens to learn new things — but there’s nothing better than holding a physical book, seeing the pictures, and being able to absorb the information at your own pace. We have some gorgeous, educational books:

The Little Veggie Patch Co Seed KitsThe Little Veggie Patch Co Seed Kits

#2: Start A Veggie Garden With The Little Veggie Patch

Gardening is a fantastic activity to do by yourself, or with kids. What's more, The Little Veggie Patch makes it super easy!

  • Their Kids Seed Kit comes with planting instructions, seeds (Beans, Peas, Carrots, Sunflower and Strawberry), peat plugs and reusable plant labels. These particular plants grow fast, so they're a great learning experience for kids. 
  • Their Beginners Seed Kit comes with the same DIY tools, but contains Radish, Silverbeet, Parsley, Spring Onion and Lettuce seeds instead! Great for beginners.
  • The Beneficial Bug Seed Kit contains Borage, Dandelion, Dill, Tansy and Clover seeds to attract beneficial bugs.
  • The Balcony Seed Kit contains Tomato (bush), Basil, Chilli, Spinach and Cornflower seeds. This kit is perfect for those of you without a big garden!
Puzzles, Crafts & ToysPuzzles, Crafts & Toys

#3: Get Crafty With Eco Crayons & Animal Magic

It’s amazing to see what kids can come up with when you give them a handful of non-toxic, plant-based crayons and a colouring book! We love our gorgeous range of Australian-themed colouring books and craft activities, too.

  • Eco Crayons Animal Shaped Crayons are toxin-free, biodegradable, and handmade in Australia. This particular set contains 8 adorable animals in earthy colours.
  • Another favourite here is the Eco Crayons Natural Eco Paints, which comes with 8 gorgeous, plant-based paints, derived from plants, roots, spices and flower pigments!  
  • Animal Magic have some gorgeous colouring books — our favourite, of course, is the Australia Colouring Book
  • Animal Magic also have some DIY cross stitch kits that come with all the tools you need. 
Baking Vegan Snacks and PantryBaking Vegan Snacks and Pantry

#4: Bake Something Delicious With Pana, Vego & Dandies

Baking is such a great way to switch off, unplug, and enjoy the process of creating something new. If you haven’t already, please check out our Vegan Recipes category — your tastebuds will thank us later!

Kids Makeup, Hair Ties & Nail PolishKids Makeup, Hair Ties & Nail Polish

#5: Play Dress Ups With No Nasties Makeup, Hanami & Kooshoo

For kids, playing dress-ups, getting messy with makeup, and trying out new hairstyles is always fun! We have some safe and all-natural products that can help your kids get creative. 

Time for a technology detox? Going screen-free (even for a couple days) can help you to slow down and enjoy life — away from the screen. It’s also a great way for your family to bond over different activities and hobbies. Will you try out any of these tips or products? 

Let us know how your Screen Free Week goes! 

For more screen-free inspiration, check out the blogs below.

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