101 TV-Free alternatives

  • Design a poster.
  • Learn to play the guitar or other musical instrument.
  • Attend community concerts, listen to a local band.
  • Organize a community cleanup.
  • Visit the library. Borrow a book. Attend library activities.
  • Go ice skating or roller skating.
  • Listen to the radio.
  • Visit the zoo.
  • Paint a picture, a mural or a room.
  • Find out about your area's community center or park's activities.
  • Go swimming. Join a community swim team.
  • Read a book aloud to your younger sister/brother.
  • Plan a picnic or barbecue.
  • Go bird watching.
  • Volunteer for a community organization or charity.
  • Jump rope.
  • Make a friendship bracelet.
  • Write a letter to a friend or relative.
  • Bake cookies and bread. Make homemade jam.
  • Plant a flower, vegetable or herb garden.
  • Read magazines or newspapers.
  • Plan a slumber party.
  • Become a tutor at your school.
  • Go camping (even if it's just in the backyard!.
  • Join a choir.
  • Go through your closets and clothes. Donate surplus items to Goodwill, the Salvation Army or a local rummage sale.
  • Start a diary/journal.
  • Go to a museum.
  • Take a nature hike. Collect seeds and leaves. Make a collage with the materials you collected and post it on the refrigerator.
  • Play cards.
  • Start a community exercise group that walks, runs, or bikes.
  • Sing a favorite song.
  • Get out the family photo album. Research your family history.
  • Visit a local bookstore.
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