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5 Cabin Fever Cures for Families

Posted by Kim Schlauch on Feb 17, 2015 6:00:00 AM


The groundhog recently saw its shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter.  This does not bode well for those of us who favor warmer temperatures nor for those responsible for young ones inclined to climb the walls during the cold, dark days of winter.  Here are a few fun ideas to help you maintain your sanity and keep cabin fever at bay:

  1. Hold a Summer Vacation Reunion.  Dig out the family photos and videos from your last family summer vacation.  Take time to reminisce and share stories of your trip adventures.  Have each family member identify a favorite personal highlight of the trip.kids_in_tent_-_Amanda_Westmont

  1. Plan an Indoor Picnic.  Instead of the usual meal at the table, spread out a blanket and have a picnic.  Involve the family in planning and preparing a menu.  Keep it simple so that you can focus on enjoying one another’s company during the meal.

  1. Compose a Summer Day Trip Wish List.  Gather together and share your thoughts and ideas on fun outings you might want to take when the weather warms up.  Decide on a top few choices and do some research on the selected destinations.  Talk about what you might learn and experience when visiting these places.

  2. Go Camping.  Set up a tent or rig up a blanket fort in your family room.  Grab your flashlights and sleeping bags and a favorite book or story to share with one another.

  3. Spend Some Time Outdoors.  A bit of fresh air and outdoor exercise is good, regardless of the season.  Bundle up and go for a walk or go sledding if there is enough snow on the ground.  Plan something to look forward to when you come inside, such as a hot bath, warm pj’s or a mug hot chocolate.

Warmer temperatures will be here before we know it.  In the meantime, take advantage of ways to enjoy some family time together and help one another keep the winter doldrums from setting in.

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Kim is the blog content manager at Liberty Christian School. She has professional experience in the fields of business and education and hands-on experience as the mother of two school-age children. She enjoys reading, writing, spending time with her family, and anything chocolate.