This weekend the weather forecast is for rain showers. The perfect weather for this weeks “screen free” challenge, making a rain shadow. Remember we are not talking about going on a total screen ban, just try putting down those screens for an hour or so on Saturday and Sunday and rush outside for an exciting outdoor adventure. Given freedom to enjoy time outside, children learn new skills, find out about judging risk, and become healthier. Young people equally at ease with technology and nature will be better equipped for life.
Before it rains, lay a large plastic sheet over a patio or the pavement. Run outside when the rain starts; remove the sheet and lie down. Jump up and photograph your rain shadow.
Try and make them as amusing as you can and then post your images on twitter using the #screenfree and #goingwildnet for a chance to win a signed copy of one of our books.