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Get Creative! How To Cure Cabin Fever

I’m one of those lucky people who never gets bored. I remember as a child that my siblings would always complain about having nothing to do, and I couldn’t believe it. I always had an endless supply of ideas. I still do, and it makes being a parent extra fun!

Over the years, I’ve come up with games, songs, crafts and activities galore… some short and simple, some long and involved. Pretending, imagining and creating is fun!

Cabin fever? Not on my watch!

One day when my daughter was three, she and I made a simple Valentine’s Day necklace out of construction paper hearts, straws and yarn. She loved that necklace so much that she kept it well into her teenage years. (Now it’s in the memory box.)

DD Valentine heart-straw-necklace

Creating the craft was as simple as simple could be, but it was together time, and that’s what’s we loved most.

Making memories.


That’s why this week’s #GreatStarts tip from Team Kellogg’s about fighting cabin fever really hit home for me. Games, crafts and activities need not be fancy to be fun and memorable.

One idea in the video uses cereal boxes which most of us have in the house all the time. It’s a craft project that lets kids be completely creative, and it’s fun to see what everyone comes up with.

After I watched the video, I grabbed my box of Kellogg’s Raisin Bran and made my own version of a banana boat.

making a banana boat

The raisins are buckled in with peanut butter and are taking a ride!

Raisin Bran Banana Boat_ fun with food

It’s a snack that kids will enjoy making and eating. They love being in the kitchen helping!

Raisin Bran banana boat

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About Liz

Liz Mays is a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she's not in her kitchen creating recipes, she's probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.


  1. We’re so busy during the week that we savor our downtime on the weekends. We like to play board or video games as a family, watch movies and make some yummy snacks to stay busy. This banana boat looks like a lot of fun to both create and eat!

  2. we try and do different things, i have 2 big “craft” boxes…

  3. I like the Raisin Bran and banana recipe idea. I just bought both and we are expecting more snow so I will try this with my children.

  4. Love that banana boat! It’s funny to read this today because I was just talking about cabin fever this morning… all of this snow and cold weather – I can’t wait to GET OUT of here!

  5. I really don’t get into bananas, but I must admit that looks really good!

  6. What fun ideas – the necklace and the banana boat treat! My kids would totally love both. :) Thanks!

  7. You are lucky. I was always bored as a child… still as an adult but my kids often help cure that very quickly.