Suggestions of activities for my kids who can't think of anything to do besides screen stuff

And the middle school just gave out chrome books to all the eighth graders.
  1. Write a poem about the dog
  2. Build a model out of toothpicks
  3. Read a book.
  4. Give the guinea pig a bath
  5. Clean something
  6. Shoot some hoops
  7. Call your grandpa
  8. Go down the street and help grandma with something
  9. Walk a dog
  10. Go for a run
  11. Count your blessings
  12. Play ping-pong, pool, or Foosball.
    All of which, shockingly, are here at my house.
  13. Work on your paper airplane skills
  14. Write Haikus
    Suggested by   @bwlange
  15. Something that combines screen time with another activity? So, research a science experiment and then build it in the kitchen and demonstrate to friends/siblings/parents? Or find recipes online and plan a menu and a budget, but then shop and prepare it and set the table and put the screens away so you can talk at dinner?
    Show them that the internet is a great tool that can enhance your real life if you are in control?
    Suggested by   @jennifergster
  16. Lay out your clothes for tomorrow.
  17. Make and go on a scavenger hunt or treasure hunt.
    Suggested by   @_leia_
  18. Bake cookies
    Suggested by   @ashleyanwiler
  19. Write someone a letter
    Suggested by   @ashleyanwiler
  20. Write a story and then draw a picture to fit the story or a scene
    Suggested by   @Charlie_Chester
  21. Journal at the beginning/end of your day
    Suggested by   @cheyn99
  22. Bake cookies with a recipe they find on the screen
    Suggested by   @Boogie
  23. Dangerous Book for Boys or Daring Book for Girls. Open. Scan for interesting sounding project. Commence project. Read some more
    Suggested by   @dreadpiratemama
  24. Plant something
    It's warm here in Texas, but wherever you are, its the season to plant something that will grow in late spring. Have them look it up and then go buy seeds! We use to love to see those carrots grow little by little
    Suggested by   @Boogie
  25. Write a Thank You note (or two or 20)
    One of my pet peeves. Of the hundreds of gifts and gift cards I've sent, maybe 5 thank you acknowledgements. 😕 https://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/fashion/the-found-art-of-thank-you-notes.html
    Suggested by   @angela3950
  26. Play the piano
    Suggested by   @tweedledee
  27. Explore in the woods
    Suggested by   @tweedledee
  28. Long Bike Ride (a few hours)
    Feels easy if done right, but is actually healthy exercise.
    Suggested by   @PassiveAggressor