5 Indoor Activities to Beat Cabin Fever

January 20, 2017


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Winter weather got you down? Too many snow days can lead to a family-wide case of cabin fever—but there are plenty of ways to stay active, entertained, and cozy! Check out these simple ideas the whole family can enjoy, no matter what’s in your weather forecast.

When you have to get out of the house…

Tired of seeing the same four walls? This is a great time to pay a visit to a local museum or aquarium. Not only do these hotspots provide indoor relief from less-than-perfect weather, they can also introduce kids to new facts and interesting subjects that they may not see anywhere else.

When you want to get creative…

Just because you’re spending time in the great indoors doesn’t mean you can’t let your creative energy loose. Use this opportunity to dive into arts and crafts, like these projects that use just a few materials or these artistic ideas inspired by winter.

When you’re looking to learn…

School may be out, but you can still learn a thing or two and occupy kids at the same time. Try some winter science experiments or get cozy with a winter read. You can even build your own time capsule and talk with kids about historical events.

When you need to get your blood pumping…

Sometimes the simplest way to avoid going stir crazy is to get moving. Look through this list of indoor exercise games or these creative get-off-the-couch activities for inspiration, including a speed-read challenge that involves standing up or jumping around every time your child comes across a certain word in a book.

When you’re hungry for more…

Spend a snow day making snowman-inspired snacks or comforting winter soups. Kids can practice cooking skills (don’t forget math measurements!) and warm up in the kitchen at the same time. Best of all, you’ll end up with something good to eat while you wait for the weather to clear.

Does your family have a favorite way to beat cabin fever?

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All Comments (6)

Travis January 26, 2017 at 7:31 am

hello, I’m a kid who will like to know when are yall going to put games up on this site because I’m really bored just sitting here quiet just answering questions looking at the words ” good job” and etc. I need more things happening up here for this site to keep me doing inspired to do more thank you for your time. Not trying to be rude sorry. But this is a great site


The IXL Team January 26, 2017 at 10:26 am

Hi Travis–Thanks for taking the time to write to us! We’ll let our development team know that you’d like to see games on IXL.


Tonya January 27, 2017 at 6:49 am

Yeah, I would like games it would keep me busy and help me learn at the same time.


Zaria February 7, 2017 at 7:12 am

this is a great site but I want games


Aleigha February 17, 2017 at 8:50 am

I really like this but I think more kids would enjoy IXL if there were more fun activities. 🙂


The IXL Team February 17, 2017 at 9:25 am

Hi Aleigha–We’re glad you like IXL and will share your request for more activities.


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