Cabin fever

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If too much togetherness is creating cabin fever, then why not have a scavenger hunt? Come up with a list of hard-to-find or hidden things in your house and give it to your child. Searching for the items can help keep her body and brain moving. Just be sure you match the quest with her age and abilities. Here are some age-specific ideas:

  • Use pictures to show preschool children the things they should be trying to find.
  • Write down a list of things for grade-school children to look for, but leave some open-ended, such as “something you can draw with.”
  • For tweens, use riddles as clues. For example: Find something that gets wetter the more it dries. (A towel)

The source of this tip is Understood.org (August 2015). #TableTalk