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National Unplug Day

Mar 04, 2021 08:14PM ● By The Hood Magazine
National Day of Unplugging goes from sundown on March 5th to sundown on March 6th so we challenge you to use those 24 hours to toss aside the devices, unplug the technology, and try one of these fun activities!

1. Borrow an exciting board game from Game Chest’s rental library. Visit their website at or Facebook at @sfgamechest. 

2. Take a hike or visit one of the State Parks or Recreation Areas. Find them at

3. Attend the Free First Friday event at the Washington Pavilion. Visit their website for more information at

4. Print out or create a zoo scavenger hunt and head out to the Great Plains Zoo for some fresh air! Visit for more information on tickets and memberships.

5. Set up camp indoors! Use what you can find in your home and build your own campsite! For added fun, make some smores, tell scary stories, and play a game of charades!

6. Choose a few favorite books from your local library or visit for more ideas on virtual library offerings.

7. Volunteer! With so many charitable places in town, there are many opportunities to serve! Visit the Volunteer Connections section through the Helpline Center at

8. Make a craft! With spring right around the corner, birds will need yummy feeders or new houses, seeds will need to be started, and sun catchers will be hung in the windows. Gather the supplies and have fun creating!

9. Smile for the camera! Grab a camera (no, not your cell) or two and head out to take some pictures of things that inspire your kids! Give a disposable camera to each of your kids and challenge them to find things that inspire them. Have fun talking about them when the film and fun is done!

10. Challenge your kids to a build-off! Whether using popsicle sticks, LEGOs, or kitchen items, use what you can find to challenge your kids to build! Sweeten the competition by offering a prize to the winner and runners up.