Cabin Fever Cures: Fun Activities to Keep Your Kids From Driving You Nuts
There are always going to be days where your original plans have fallen apart because of something like the weather intervening, which means you have to find some ways you keep your family entertained indoors for the day.
Cabin fever can be contagious if you don’t have a plan of action, so here are some tips and suggestions for indoor activities to keep the kids happy for hours. Including a hilarious indoor snowball idea, a camping idea, plus some activities and games that will keep everyone calm as well as contented.
Smiles all round
You love having your kids around all the time of course, but when the weathermen calls a big snow day, for example, and school is off the agenda, you can almost hear the collective groan from parents about a change of plan and it is normally being drowned out by the shrieks of joy from the kids that they are getting an unexpected day off.
Whatever the circumstances that have brought you together inside for the day, there are plenty of ways to ensure smile all round, you just need a decent plan of action.
A good way to start the entertainment and slightly ironic if it is heavily snowing outside would be to get the kids helping with making some indoor snowballs, so you can then have a crazy snowball fight together and work off some of their excess energy.
Homemade snowballs are easy to make and they are a no-brainer activity for some fully-wired kids, as it takes a bit of time up making them before the action begins.
Indoor camping adventure
Another popular activity with kids is camping, and just because the weather won’t allow an outdoor adventure there is no reason to quit on the idea, as you can create your very own indoor camping adventure instead.
All you need is some sheets or maybe a pop-up tent, some torches, blankets, snacks, and you are well on the way to having a proper indoor camping adventure that will keep the kids happy for ages.
If you have had some excitable play so far and want to quieten things down a bit with something a bit more calming, there are plenty of options to consider.
You could download a coloring book app on Google Play and let them enjoy the chance to choose a pattern and spend a few hours coloring it in, which is an activity that remains as popular as ever and definitely keeps boredom at bay.
Looking for an arts and craft idea?
You could make some attractive DIY washi tape wooden bracelets and not only are they a cinch to make, it is always a lot of fun designing the pattern and working together to get them done.
Don’t lose your marbles
If you want a quick and easy DIY challenge that turns into a game for the kids, work on making your own marble roll game.
All you need is an old shoe box with scoring slots cut into the side, then you can have a family tournament to see who is the marble champion.
As you can see, you don’t have to lose your marbles at the prospect of being stuck inside all day with the kids, in fact, you can play with them instead, and there are plenty of other things to keep them busy once you have done with that option.