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Struggling with Cabin Fever?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here in Edmonton we are no strangers to cold weather in the winter months, and we’ve learned to be creative with enjoying the outdoors despite the freezing temperatures. Getting outside is great for both physical and mental health, and gives everyone space to be loud, move, and breathe. But - what to do when it’s just too cold for your little ones outside and they’ve got energy to burn? Try some of these activities that you can enjoy within the comforts of your warm home and hopefully avoid a case of cabin fever. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Turn on your favourite songs and have a dance party. If it’s an option, look for songs on YouTube that have dance routines you can copy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Look for community groups hosting Zoom calls with activities for kids (for example: mosaicHouse’s Crafty Story Time on Wednesday mornings!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Yoga for kids (endless options on YouTube; check out the channel ‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’ for a start).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Mark out a hopscotch game on the floor using masking tape.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Build a blanket fort.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Fill the kitchen sink or a variety of containers with dish soap bubbles for a relatively “clean” messy activity.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Do a full-body tracing of your child on oversized paper and let them colour their own features and clothing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Colour pictures to send to family and friends and make an outing of going to put them in the mailbox.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Hide and Seek.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What fun indoor activities have you used to entertain your busy kids this winter? Share in the comments!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

1 Comment

Kim almost 2 years ago

Love the dance party idea to beat the winter blues! With this deep freeze we're having I'm thinking of cranking the heat and playing some Latino music!

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