50 Fun (and Screen-Free) Activities to Do With Your Kids

Even when we have the best of intentions, sometimes you find yourself staring at a screen. I'm not sure how it happens… One minute you're tidying up the kitchen bench, and the next, you realize you've spent the past hour in an Instagram hole scrolling endlessly.

In fact, there have been many weekend days where I've looked around the room and our whole family is glued to a screen. Of course, I'm not against devices. Technology is the future, and our children are growing up in a whole new world. An iPad can also be quite educational. But lately I'm finding myself craving mindful activities we can do together that create deeper emotional bonds.

And now that the holidays are upon us, many parents are having mixed emotions—equal parts happiness and mild panic at the thought of entertaining the kids over the entire school break. While there's always Disneyland or Universal Studios here in L.A., these are expensive options at a time of year when finances can be tight.

So we compiled a list of 50 no- to low-cost things to do with the kids during the holidays that don't require a screen. Happy holidays!