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20 Ideas for Screen-Free Recess Breaks at Home

Indoor and outdoor activities for kids during quick breaks from remote school

Published on: September 24, 2020

mom and daughter dancing living room family dance party at-home recess movement ideas remote school
Dance break!

Heathy activity breaks from virtual learning

In full-day virtual school, the last thing your kids need is to spend their breaks playing computer games. Get away from that screen! (Don’t even get us started on “online P.E.”)

A typical break isn’t very long, just 5 to 15 minutes. We’ve come up with lots of screen-free activities for short movement breaks. Let's call it at-home recess. And because we’re working parents too, most of these home recess ideas can be done with minimal supervision and with little to no setup.

Use the arrows above the image to check out the indoor and outdoor ideas.

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