Organize a Screen-Free Week

You can organize Screen-Free Week in a classroom or entire school, with a scout troop, faith community, neighborhood association, recreation center, local park, nature center, local library, or any community group. Organizers and volunteers promote the week, reach out to partners, and help children and families enjoy fun, screen-free activities.

Steps for organizing are easy. Download your free Organizer’s Kit and then use this quick guide to start planning today!

 In Your Home  At Your School  In Your Community
Get your family on board Educate your school community Find partners
Plan activities Design your week. Check out these ideas from past school celebrations. Design your week. Check out these ideas from past community events.
Ask friends to go screen-free with you Publicize Screen-Free Week in your school Publicize Screen-Free Week in your community
Register your Screen-Free Week Register your Screen-Free Week Register your Screen-Free Week
Help your family get ready — don’t forget to sign a pledge card Help your students and their families get ready — don’t forget permission slips and pledge cards Hand out resources and pledge cards
Screen-Free Week is here — celebrate! Keep track of all your fun on the activity log Screen-Free Week is here — celebrate! Keep track of all the fun on the activity log Screen-Free Week is here — celebrate! Keep track of all the fun on the activity log
When the week’s done, congratulate yourself and your family — remember certificates of achievement When the week’s done, congratulate yourself and your students — remember to hand out certificates of achievement When the week’s done, congratulate yourself and your community — remember to hand out certificates of achievement
Make it last by building more screen-free time into your family’s life even after the week is over Follow up with students and families to plan how your school/class can build in more screen-free time Follow up with your partners to discuss how to make the benefits of going screen-free last