Faith at Home: Connect (COVID-19 Edition)
Tech-Free Ideas for Families (Under Quarantine or Otherwise!)
Best Use: As a family. Phones away. Screens off. You can do it!
Nutritional Value: Take a technology timeout! It can become very easy to get in a lull (especially in “social distancing” during a virus) of spending hours watching screens. Some of the best discussions about life and faith I ever had with my family growing up was at the dinner table (no phones!), tossing a baseball or spending time together in the car. These are a few ideas for growing families together by doing tech-free options. The goal is to spend time together, have conversations and hopefully bring Jesus into the conversation!
Advance Preparation: Most of these ideas need minimal preparation or supplies.
Go on a walk
Play in the backyard
Create chalk murals
Make ice cream sundaes
Make a pizza together
Look through old family photos
and share memories
Plant something and watch it
Science experiment (internet)
Go ride bikes
Have a family picnic
Cook dinner and set the table together
Go to the park
Throw frisbee, football, softball, etc.
Play hide and seek
Play “I Spy”
Go outside and take family photos
Go on a hike
Family art project
Rake the yard
Make a flower bed
Have a treasure hunt
Create a blanket fort
Set up a tent in the backyard and camp out
Shoot some hoops
Make and play with playdough
Eat a meal by candlelight
Wash a car
Rake leaves or mow the yard for a neighbor
Tic tac toe, hopscotch and twister game using chalk
Nerf wars or super soakers
Family share time, highs and lows of the day
Make cookies together, use sprinkles or icing
Have a dance party
Dress up in costumes
How Do I Get Started?
Step 1: Complete a Family Assessment. Being honest with where you are will help you know what kind of help or advice you need.
Step 2: Read the "Life Stages" and "Pointers" resources that you've identified as most important to you. (Keep scrolling)
Step 3: Try some "Recipe Cards" for creative ideas you can implement immediately in your home. (Keep scrolling)