With so much technology out these days, it can be hard to steer your kids away from their tablet or phone. However, it’s good to get them away from the screens and battery-powered devices as much as possible.
Fortunately, there are still lots of fun tech-free pastimes your kiddos can take part in, as well as toys like I’ll mention below. Read on to find out how you can get your little ones off their devices and into some good old-fashioned, creative fun!
Tech Free Ways to Boost your Child’s Creativity
1. Drawing Pad – Paper and crayons are about as tech-free as you can get when it comes to being creative! Let your kids sit down with art supplies and doodle to their heart’s content.
2. Dress Up – Past Halloween costumes or clothing from your closet is a great way to boost your child’s imagination. Let them play doctor, policeman, princess – the possibilities are endless!
3. Books – Reading is a fabulous way to really get your child’s imagination going. Further the story by asking her to draw what happens next or act out a scene from the book.
4. Qixels – Pronounced “quick-suls”, these fun activity sets provoke children to get away from their screens and use their imagination to create 8-bit designs of monsters, ninjas, warriors and more. The sets feature cubes that fuse together with water that can be designed with the included templates or freehanded, pulling away any limits to your child’s imagination!
To have some tech-free fun with Sawyer, we recently received the Qixels Design Creator, Fuse Blaster, and Turbo Dryer. None of these toys require batteries or an electrical outlet, so you can have fun anywhere, anytime.
With these toys designed for kids ages five and up, I just knew my son would have a blast with these. When Qixels arrived in the mail, he took one look at the designs and was instantly excited to get started playing!
After taking a look at the designs available, he wanted to start with the rocket ship first. Make sure your child’s hands are completely clean and dry before they play with Qixels, as the cubes need to stick in place as you create your design.
Once the template was covered with Qixels, we blasted them with about 25 sprays of water, coating every single cube. At this point, you can lay them out to dry in a few hours, but we something better on our side!
The Turbo Dryer cuts down on the time your kiddos have to wait to play with their designs. Simply lay the Qixels out on the Fuser station, spray water and close the lid. Press the plunger to create the high-speed spinning action, air drying the Qixels in record time!
For our rocket ship, Sawyer and I waited close to an hour, just to make sure it was completely dry. Better safe than sorry! We connected the included backing and string to make a bag tag for his back pack. Since then, we’ve also made the dinosaur and ninja!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.