Host an Event

sfw-trikeathon-inland-preschool-calimesa-california-2012Whether you have a Screen-Free Week event that’s open to the public or just want to tell the world you’re going screen-free, share your plans with us!

Looking for fun ways to celebrate Screen-Free Week with your school or community?

Check out these great ideas from past Screen-Free Weeks.

Community Events

  • ASAN PARK 2011Unplug and Play in Bozeman, Montana organized an event for each day of Screen-Free Week, including free admission to the Museum of the Rockies, a Bike Rodeo, and a Family Science Night at the Children’s Museum.
  • Screen-Free Kansas City and the Early Years Institute in Long Island partnered with local businesses to offer activities every day of Screen-Free Week.
  • Portland (Oregon) Parks and Recreation and Kaiser Permanente offered activities including a tea party for young children, Family Game Night, and Messy Art.
  • Church Health Center Child Life Education and Wellness in Memphis hosted a Pledge Party. Families received an activity folder with puzzles, games, coloring sheets, and tips for parents, as well as a comprehensive list of “Free Things to Do in Memphis.”
  • The children’s department at the North Tonawanda (New York) Library hosted events every evening including a Scavenger Hunt, a Craft Night, and Plant a Seed for Spring.
  • St. John Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND offered a Screen-Free Fellowship with games, nature activities, invigorating conversations . . . and ice cream!

School Celebrations

  • Read Boston asked 4,suefisher000 students in 12 partner schools to take the screen-free pledge. Participants received a prize pack with items that promote fun (and learning) without screens.
  • The Inland Preschool in Calimesa, CA hosted a Screen-Free Week Trike-a-Thon to celebrate and raise money for their school. After obtaining pledges (per lap or a lump sum), the kids decorated their bikes and invited family to watch them ride laps. The kids were awarded trophies for such categories as “most colorful” and “fastest looking.”
  • The Jefferson School in Georgetown, Delaware planned school-wide activities during the week, including a bowling night, a bike ride in a local state park, and Earth Day activities at the school. And to encourage participation, the Head of School vowed to dye her hair a color chosen by students if 80% went screen-free.
  • stephaniehegland2At First Five Inyo County in Bishop, California, families who sent a picture of their child 5 or younger engaged in a screen-free activity won a free toy or game from their treasure chest!
  • Oakland Steiner School in Rochester Hills, Michigan hosted screen-free activities all week including a Scavenger Hunt, Table Talk Dinner Game, Play with a Box Day, and a May Day celebration!