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25 Activities to Battle Cabin Fever

Dark clouds have started looming overhead which can only mean one thing, stir crazy kids. They are the worst of their kind with maniacal smiles one minute and pools of tears the next. When your toddler has thrown her final tantrum of the day, hand her homemade puffy paint and plop her in the bathtub to go crazy. Run off all their energy at once with a yarn obstacle course. Avoid all the meltdowns that comes with being cooped up with 25 Activities to Battle Cabin Fever…


  • Spy Training 1 of 25
    Spy Training
    Set up a spy training obstacle course with yarn.
    Find out more at Mamas on Call.
  • Elastic Launchers 2 of 25
    Elastic Launchers
    Make elastic launchers to launch paper airplanes across the room.
    Find out more at Housing a Forest.
  • Bathtub Puffy Paint 3 of 25
    Bathtub Puffy Paint
    Go wild decorating the bathtub walls with puffy paint.
    Check it out at Chalk in my Pocket.
  • Fruits and Veggie Art 4 of 25
    Fruits and Veggie Art
    Apples, okra, pears and potatoes work the best.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Spin Drums 5 of 25
    Spin Drums
    It may not be a quiet activity, but it will definitely keep them distracted.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Artsy Trivets 6 of 25
    Artsy Trivets
    Paint trivets to use later.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Color Scavenger Hunt 7 of 25
    Color Scavenger Hunt
    Bring the color hunt indoors by sending them to find matching colored objects around the house.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Bubble Wrap Hopscotch 8 of 25
    Bubble Wrap Hopscotch
    Use excess bubble wrap to turn into a fun and noisy game of hopscotch.
    Find out more at Giver's Log.
  • Paper Plate Weaving 9 of 25
    Paper Plate Weaving
    Use yarn and a paper plate to weave beautiful designs.
    Find out more at Michele Made Me.
  • Finger Knitting 10 of 25
    Finger Knitting
    Take it down a notch by relaxing on the couch and finger knitting.
    Find out more at Flax and Twine.
  • Etch-a-Sketch 11 of 25
    Etch-a-Sketch
    Make an etch-a-sketch and then draw beautiful pictures.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Animal Masks 12 of 25
    Animal Masks
    Collect felt, pom-poms, feathers and anything else you'd like to decorate animal masks.
    Get the templates at Prudent Baby.
  • Ooey, Gooey Slime 13 of 25
    Ooey, Gooey Slime
    Use glue and liquid starch to make gooey slime.
    Check it out at Tot Treasures.
  • Watercolor Bubble Art 14 of 25
    Watercolor Bubble Art
    Make bubbles and art at the same time.
    Check it out at Prudent Baby.
  • Pumpkin Playdough 15 of 25
    Pumpkin Playdough
    Use pumpkin spice to make sweet smelling play dough .
    Find out more at Mamaot.
  • Bubble Wrap Art 16 of 25
    Bubble Wrap Art
    Use highlighters to draw on bubble wrap and then press it to make art.
    Find out more at Learn with Play at Home.
  • Drive-In Movie 17 of 25
    Drive-In Movie
    Set up a drive-in movie by making cars out of cardboard boxes.
    Find out more at Not Just a Housewife.
  • Rice Krispie Legos 18 of 25
    Rice Krispie Legos
    The trick is to play with them without gobbling them all up.
    Find out more at Zitz Man Fam.
  • Make a God’s Eye 19 of 25
    Make  a God's Eye
    Take popsicle sticks and yarn to make a God's eye.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Homemade Finger Paints 20 of 25
    Homemade Finger Paints
    Make some colorful homemade finger paints.
    Find out more at Easie Peasie.
  • Crown Fun 21 of 25
    Crown Fun
    Make simple felt crowns the kids can decorate.
    Check it ou at Hello Bee.
  • Marble Racetrack 22 of 25
    Marble Racetrack
    Use those pool noodles from the summer to make marble racetracks.
    Find out more at My Homespun Threads.
  • Crayon Art 23 of 25
    Crayon Art
    Glue crayons to a canvas and blow dry them until they melt down.
    Find out more at Whatever....
  • Indoor Foot Volleyball 24 of 25
    Indoor Foot Volleyball
    Play indoor foot volleyball to run off some of that energy.
    Find out more at Family Fun.
  • Paint Bowling 25 of 25
    Paint Bowling
    Fill empty water with paint and water. Let the games begin!
    Check it out at U Create With Kids.

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