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10 Things to do When the Kids have Cabin Fever

Creative indoor activities for kids to stave off cabin fever!

Winter is here and that means more time inside — which usually means kids don’t get nearly as much exercise as they really need. 

I don’t know about you but ‘jumping on the couch’ can’t be the only option in our house (I would need to replace the couch every year if that were the case!) so try a few of these easy & creative ideas when the next bad weather day rolls around!


10 Ways to Beat Cabin Fever

I always like to have a few creative but easy options in my back pocket for those bad weather days — ways that kids can get up and move without ‘bringing down the house’ if you know what I mean 😉

Luckily, there were some super helpful activities shared at the last Discover & Explore Indoor Activities share so we’ll all be prepared for the next bad weather day 🙂 


Active Things for Kids to do Inside

Send kids off on an Indoor Scavenger Hunt (with FREE printable!) | Edventures with Kids

Make this creative a Paper Web for the kids to wiggle the way through! | Craftulate

Have the kids jump their way across a color and shape river with this fun activity | Dirt & Boogers

Kids will LOVE this game of Musical Chairs and Tape Walks for indoor fun | Teach Preschool

Inspire kids to be junior detectives with this Fingerprint Science Activity! | Edventures with Kids

Burn off some energy by having an indoor snowball fight! | Gift of Curiosity 

Use empty containers to create an indoor bowling game for kids | Powerful Mothering

All you need is a roll of tape to create this FUN game of indoor hopscotch! | Green Owl Art

And wait until you see this make your own snow idea! Such a fun idea if you live in an area that’s a little too warm for flurries | J is for Josiah


Quiet Indoor Activities for Kids

If you’re looking for some semi-quiet activities your kids will enjoy, try a few of these:

Read a few of these 10 Books that Keep Kids Active

Create a weaving loom from Buggy & Buddy

Enjoy a cooking session with the kids

Host an indoor camp-out with s’mores, flashlight reading and a make-your-own-tent using blankets & chairs

And if all else fails, let the kids jump on the couch or the bed for a while — they’ll think you’re the coolest parent in the neighborhood!


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