December

‘Tis the season to be tech-free! Spend this joyous time of the year enjoying the company of your friends and family without distractions with these holiday themed tech-free activities! You’ll be thankful that you took the time to enjoy life’s little moments.

A family sitting around the kitchen table making holiday cards.

Create Unique Holiday Cards

Every year it’s the same routine – go to the store, find a pack of generic holiday cards and send them out to your loved ones. Why not mix it up this year? Gather the family around the kitchen table and make your own unique cards. Break out the construction paper, markers, glitter and glue, and perhaps pick up a few holiday themed odds and ends for this fun activity. You’ll be impressed by your family’s creativity and so will your loved ones!

Brothers decorating gingerbread houses by the Christmas tree.

Build a Gingerbread House

Whether you decide to make your own gingerbread from scratch or buy a premade kit, you’ll have a great time decorating it with your family! Use your favorite candies and treats to bring your gingerbread house to life, and of course don’t forget the icing! Have the family collaborate on the design or have everyone make their own, either way this classic holiday activity is sure to become a family tradition.

A mother and son playing air hockey at home.

Play Air Hockey

What’s more fun than a game of air hockey? Brush up on your skills and share a few laughs with the family while playing this classic game. Set up a tournament to get the entire family involved in the fun. Do your best to psych out your opponent, while you focus on protecting your goal.  Whether you win or lose, remember it’s all about having fun!

Here’s what others around the Tri-State are doing on their Tech-Free Tuesdays:

  • “My two kids and I are making cookies and painting Christmas ornaments to send to soldiers overseas.” – Rachel H.
  • “We like playing board games in front of the fireplace.” – Adam M.
  • “Playing the Pokémon edition of Monopoly with my husband and son!” – Theresa M.
  • “We are making homemade Christmas ornaments for our Christmas tree with our foster boys.” – Kim H.
  • “Building a wooden train set with my 3 year old. ” – Ann W.
  • “My granddaughter and I like to have tea parties and sometimes we play restaurant.” – Mary J.
  • “My daughter and I will be painting some ceramics and ornaments together.” – Amanda B.
  • “Making cookies with my fiancé and my dog named Razzle.” – Rachel D.

And check out our Pinterest board for more great ideas!

Tech-Free Tuesday Pinterest page.