In a further attempt to cut down screen time we have now designated Wednesdays as ‘no screen days.’ I was worried how the kids were going to react but they were surprisingly accepting.
The deal was that instead of using screens for entertainment we would play board games, or do some baking or crafting. I promised to make the evenings lots of fun so that they wouldn’t miss their screens.
They came home from school on Wednesday and decided it would be fun to play a board game, so we got out ‘The Game of Life.’ After setting up I gave the kids a little treat, one of their favourites, Oreos.
As you can see this went down really well. Two Oreos each was enough to fill their after school tums and help them concentrate on the game. I think it worked well!
We love spending time together as a family and we do this when we go out, but in the house we often tend to be off doing our own things. Spending time with no screens meant we had to find other means of entertainment and this is better done together. Our first No Screen Wednesday was such a success we have decided it’s going to be fun every week.
Going back to the ‘Game of Life’ I was the loser! Now, I know as parents we tend to let our children win a lot of the time but with this game it’s really hard to know who is winning or losing as there is so much to add up at the end. It turns out I came last because I didn’t have any children! A little ironic, don’t you think.
The Oreos were also a success. In fact our wonder- filled family Wednesdays were inspired by the Oreo Cookie Quest which is challenging you to spend more time as a family. The Great Oreo Cookie Quest can be found on packs now and there are some awesome prizes to be won, including a once-in-a-lifetime trip to California and the Googleplex.
A Little Oreo Cookie Quest for you
In celebration of our no Screen Wednesday I am presenting you with a photo of the world’s first ever programmable, electronic, digital computer, Colossus. This was build during the Second World War to help decipher codes. It doesn’t have a screen so it’s okay to use it on our No Screen Wednesday post. I’d like you to take part in my mini Oreo Cookie Quest, I have hidden 6 oreos on Colossus, can you find them?
Okay, maybe that’s a little easy but I hope you had fun and I hope you enjoyed reading about our wonder-filled No Screen Wednesday. Let me know in the comments if you found all six oreos and tell me what your favourite board game is if you wish.
This post is an entry for BritMums #OreoCookieQuest Oreo Wonder-filled Challenge, sponsored by Oreo