West Michigan Tourist Association Offers Ideas for Families while Stuck Inside


Check out our full list of Cabin Fever Buster ideas here.

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum: Kids Activities

If you and your kids are feeling crafty, the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum has a whole list of fun craft ideas in the virtual Library on their website

Learn how to make a pinecone bird feeder, print with bubble wrap, and lots more. 

You can also check out the Children’s Museum on Facebook, where they’re posting daily activities for Movement Mondays, Science Tuesdays, and more each week. 

Mackinac Island: Podcasts

If you’re looking for a podcast to help you dream of summer in Michigan, the “Voices of Mackinac Island” podcast will virtually transport you right to the island. 

Each episode gives you a behind-the-scenes experience of one of Mackinac Island’s many distinctive features. 

Learn more about the Grand Hotel, the ferry trip to the island, and, of course, the fudge with these audible escapes!

Art of Cookery: Online Cooking Classes

The Art of Cookery is a cooking school in Whitehall, and they’ve started offering some of their live cooking classes online

You can register for the class ahead of time, and they’ll share the list of needed ingredients with you. 

Pick them up, then tune in when the class starts and Chef Valerie will walk you through crafting a gourmet, made-from-scratch meal right in your own kitchen. 

These make for fun at-home date nights, and you’ll pick up some new cooking skills!

Live Camera Gallery: Live Views from West Michigan

Explore somewhere new without leaving your home by checking out the West Michigan Live Camera Gallery

Use it as an educational tool to explore the state, or just click through for relaxing views from around West Michigan, including from the USS Silversides Museum, Crystal Mountain, and more. 

The newest live stream is from the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and lets you take a look at the Lake Sturgeon tank in one of their current exhibits.