How about a few fun activities, crafts, recipes and science experiments to beat those winter blues? You’ve come to the right place! If you haven’t already, check out Game of Thaw, Metro Parent’s ice-cool southeast Michigan family adventure game to keep cabin fever at bay. Then swing back here to get direct links to some of the awesome activities mentioned in the story!
This YouTube yoga channel is designed just for younger kids focused on mindfulness and relaxation. A great way to keep active when it’s too darn cold out there.
This game by Imagination pits kids ages 6-plus against parents to find out who’s really the boss. Buy it for around $30.
Strap a card to your head and see if you can guess what it is in this wacky $20 find by Spin Master Games, prime for tweens.
Can you lift an ice cube with a piece of string – without tying a knot? Try this experiment with some tips from Planet-Science.
Shut off all the lights, munch a Wint-O-Green LifeSavers in the dark and see what happens. HowStuffWorks explains what’s going on.
Did you catch the six experiments we did with Michigan Science Center? Give a few of them a try during the winter months.
Stick magnets to the backs of white foam circles to make fridge-door snowmen with this easy craft from the Living Well Mom blog.
A cup of liquid starch, a cup of Elmer’s glue and a bit of warm running water is all you need to make the bouncy snowballs, whipped up by blog Coffee Cups and Crayons.
Use a rice cake, two banana slices, cottage cheese, a pair of raisins and an Oreo to make this cute recipe by Twiggle Magazine.
Play with your food. Whip up some edible play dough ice cream with help from the Smart School House blog.
This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly.