Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Technology on Vacation?

Right now my family is on vacation at the lake. The whole family is together and either 2 things are happening. Either the kids are having a great time swimming and playing on the shore OR they are miserable and complaining because we decided as a family to not allow tablets or handheld game consoles during our vacation week. I am really hoping for the first one.

As a way to make sure that the kids have a good time and don't even think about their electronics we have planned a few fun activities for the week:
  • Family Talent Show: We have the annual talent show planned! Each year we put on a big show and there is a trophy for the winner! This gives the kids something to practice and work on during down time. 
  • Team Puzzle Challenge: Every year we make a puzzle, this year we upped the odds and made it a competition. We bought 2 of the same puzzle and picked teams. There will be a specified time during the day for the teams to work on the 1000 piece puzzle. First team to finish wins! 
  • Day Trip: To break up the week a little bit we have a day trip planned to take a train ride through an old logging area. This gives the kids something to look forward to during the week, and something to talk about for the rest of the week. 
Do you have a no electronics rule on vacation? 

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