Avoiding Cabin Fever

We are great advocates for the need to get outdoors to prevent cabin fever, but we know that there are times that it just isn’t possible. It’s winter and we are all looking for indoor activities. There are so many different activities that you can try at home!

Try a Craft

Save those toilet paper rolls and create fun craft projects. Or try a different DIY project!

Explore the World Online

Check out Story Time from Space, which sends children’s books to the International Space Station (ISS), where astronauts read them on video as they orbit hundreds of miles above Earth.

Kids can follow their favorite animals and sea creatures from numerous live webcams set up at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, San Diego Zoo, Houston Zoo, and Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

Kids will love to visit the surface of Mars by watching a spectacular high-resolution, 360-degree photo tour.

Google Arts and Culture offers links to more than 2,500 museums around the world.

Park rangers will take your kids on an amazing virtual tour through the American National Parks.

Kick it in the Kitchen

You can also try cooking together! Start with an easy recipe to help kids gain confidence in the kitchen.

Move Around

Check out GoNoodle.com for some great activities and resources for your little one.

PE with Joe offers several 30-minute daily workouts that kids can perform at home.

Encourage Expression

Scratch is a free programming tool from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that gives students a chance to create interactive stories, games, and animations.

Children can turn their stories into cartoons with animation, narration, and music using the Toontastic 3D app.

Color Our Collections offers free PDF downloads of coloring pages created from various art collections.