Cabin Fever Family Activity Survival Guide
compiled by Paula Herrmann, Founder
Just Add Kids
It’s Polar Vortex Part Deax. Once again, we’re trapped in our homes due to the subzero temps. So let’s tap into some of the ideas posted out there on the social media sites and those activities we have access to and are good fallbacks in good and bad weather. Although pretty cool, after PVI, I hope not to see another video of water being thrown into the air for awhile!
1) Make Water balloon Ice Marbles. Needed: latex balloons, food coloring, kitchen tap water, snow bank!
2) Blow bubbles into the chilly air. Heated up your bubble solution so that it’s warm or even hot to the touch. Blow several bubbles into the frigid, sub-freezing air. Catch with a wand if you can and watch it turn into a crystal fragile ball. Needed: store bought bubbles or home concoction.
3) Make snow! Throwing boiling water (away from you/downwind) into the frigid subzero dry air will cause it to evaporate almost instantly. Needed: pot, water, stove!
4) Freeze your shirt! Wash/wet & ring out a shirt, hang on a hanger outside in the bitter cold. It’ll freeze in a very short period of time! Hey, that’s a cool shirt you’ve got there.
7) Cozy up together and watch a movie! Dig into your old VHS’s and share your childhood favs, if you can. Nothing is better than some of the classics. (see new posting, #11)
10) Snow Bath! Too cold for the kiddos to play in the yard? Well, bring the snow inside. Use your tub! Make a snowman, a snow fort, have fun. Dress appropriately….coat, snow pants, boots, and mittens are still necessary.
11) Watch FROZEN for free! Got 125 minutes to fill? It’s PG and free. Pop the corn, snuggle up, and enjoy. Here’s the link: http://watch32.com/movies-online/frozen-5377
Frostbit? Watch The Nut Job, instead….(PG, 1 hour 26 minutes) Here’s the link: http://watch32.com/movies-online/the-nut-job-6041
We’ll add more ideas to this list. We encourage any freaking awesome feedback from YOU! You can comment or email JAK at email@example.com