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9 Fun Ideas to Beat Cabin Fever

Hey there Mamas! I see you. I notice how hard you are working to juggle everything. Not only are you a Mom, but now you are also a teacher. You may also be juggling a full or part-time job. You are amazing and I am cheering you on! During this unprecedented time with the Coronavirus, it is very easy to get stir-crazy. Here are 9 fun ideas to help your family to beat that cabin fever. 

 

1. Build a Fort

Grab some card tables (or other plastic tables), chairs, and blankets. Next, head over to your kitchen table or couches and start building a fort. It’s fun to see what ideas your kids come up with. Let them lead the building process and see their leadership skills blossom. After the fort is done, grab your books and have reading time.

 

2. Play Board Games

We all have board games but how often do they get used? Dust them off and have a game night! When the kids are younger, Candyland and Chutes & Ladders may be the go-to games. As they get older, there is more variety. Our current favorite game is Sorry. Our younger two kids will team up with Jonathan and me if the game is geared toward older kids. It’s a great way for us all to be involved.

 

3. Dance Party

Pick up a package of multicolored balloons or a specific color of balloons. Blow the balloons up beforehand and stuff them in garbage bags. In the evening, put on some praise music and pour out the balloons. Enjoy a dance party right in the middle of your living room. 

 

4. Write Notes for Others

Now is a great time to send cards to people. Sit down as a family and write notes for others. If grandparents don’t live close by, encourage your kids to write them a note or draw a picture and send it in the mail. 

Speaking of mail, another idea is to write a note to the mailman. Think of others in your neighborhood or church who are lonely and encourage your kids to write to them. This is a great way to serve others together and encourage them during this time.

 

5. Make a Family Flag

Take some Canvas, drop cloth or even just a large sheet of paper. Write your last name on it. Think about the things you want your family to represent. Add pictures or words to represent this. Feel free to get creative or be as simple as you desire.  Once your flag is done, proudly display it. Please send me a picture. I’d love to see your Family Flag! 

 

6. Treasure Hunt

Create an indoor treasure hunt for your kids. Create a clue to send them to a specific location or item, then have another clue waiting at the spot. That clue leads them to the next spot and so on. At the final destination, have a treat or toy for your children.  Treasure hunts are a lot of fun. They are also teaching your kids how to self-direct and about the importance of sequencing. Click HERE for a Treasure Hunt printable to use. 

 

7. Bake 

There are so many options of yummy treats to make.  Bake cookies, brownies, or even a cake. Baking is a great time to connect. You can also slide in a Math lesson or two without the kids knowing as you measure out ingredients. Surprise your kids and let them have whatever you bake before your meal. If you need an idea of what to bake, click HERE for two of our favorite recipes. 

 

8. Have an indoor picnic

Grab a blanket or an old sheet to use it as a picnic blanket. Next, gather any food you would like to take on your picnic. Enjoy the great ‘inside weather’ for your picnic without the ants. Feel free to have a picnic for more than one meal in the day. 

 

9. Take Virtual Tours

Have you ever wanted to see the Grand Canyon or Alaska? Maybe you want to see Glacier National Park. Use Google Earth to take a virtual tour of any place you want to see. After touring these places, do a little research together about it.  

 

I hope this list has been helpful to you. Remember, you are amazing! Hang in there. We are in this together. Which ‘Beat Cabin Fever’ idea do you think you will try? What other ideas do you have to beat cabin fever? Please comment below and share. I would love to hear more ideas! 

 

9 Fun Ideas to Beat Cabin Fever

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