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Newton Blackout Day

No Screens for Kids Day

Today is Newton Blackout Day. No screens for kids! That means me too, I suppose …

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Now that it’s over, I have to say that as a parent I LOVED IT! The kids do not get homework for Blackout Day and they are charged with making a concerted effort to stay off screens. My 2nd grader made special play date arrangements with his good friend Sam to cope with their loss of screens. They came up with a plan:

  • Trampoline
  • Legos
  • Board game Clue
  • More Trampoline

It worked and now we must get our own game of Clue too! After the play date, the nice weather made it an outside day for my kids and the boys across the street.

I had no idea that is was a national event. What did you and your kids do for Blackout Day? Please share your ideas and maybe we can stay off screens more this year!

I stayed off screens too … and now I am 200 emails behind. Sigh!

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