Cures for Cabin Fever

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At this point, a few days of self-distancing from the virus feels like it has been going on for the last 5 years. You and your kids have been trapped inside for ages. Homeschooling has given you a whole new appreciation for teachers. Toys aren’t interesting anymore and you’ve watched all your favorite movies a million times. Cabin fever has started to kick in, and we have a few weeks to flatten the virus curve. Here are a few great cures for cabin fever you can do anywhere.

Pillow and Blanket Forts

Break out all the pillows, cushions, and blankets you have in your house and put them in a big pile so you can start building your fort. Don’t forget to utilize the back of the couch and underneath the dining table. Once your fort is put together break out the Christmas lights and string them up inside the fort to make it a more magical experience.

Indoor Treasure Hunt

Create an indoor treasure hunt that will make your kids really have to think and explore the house. This will help take their minds off the boredom they’re experiencing. Of course, it should go without saying that no clues should be left where kids can get their hands on chemicals or otherwise get into trouble.


Paint Without Your Hands

Break out some paint and create a challenge for the whole family; create a work of art without using your hands to paint. This could mean tying the paintbrush to string, using your toes, or anything else you can imagine.

Plant a Window Herb Garden

The wonderful thing about herbs is that they can be grown at any time of year. So plant a few herbs in cups and jars then put them in the window. So long as the spot stays warm they’ll have plants growing in no time and it’s a great opportunity to teach them the science behind plants.


Create a Craft Kit

Before you have to worry about cabin fever create a craft kit with crayons, paper, glue, glitter, scissors, and everything else you could possibly want. Challenge your family to create masks, paper people, and anything else that they can imagine.


Eat More Salmon

This one might seem a little bit weird but foods that are high in Omega-3, like salmon, will actually make you feel a little less down from being stuck inside all day. If you’re a seasonal eater then you can also eat foods you would normally have in the summer just for a change of pace.


You see, there are fun things to do as an effort to avoid cabin fever during the virus pandemic. I hope these tips help. Please share you tips and ideas in the comments section….and please share this with a friend.

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LaToyia, The Motivated Mom


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