10 Cures for Cabin Fever
Forget video games. Keep the kids busy on dreary days with our favorite indoor activities that are easy on your wallet.
Capture the fun of a camping trip without leaving home. Set up a small tent (or pillow-and-blanket fort) in the living room. Help younger children cut shiny red paper into flame shapes for a pretend campfire. Dim the lights, turn on flashlights, and spread out sleeping bags and pillows. Then serve a special camping treat -- such as Indoor S'mores -- while campers tell ghost stories and sing songs around the fire.
Bonus: Without the muddy sleeping bags and leaky coolers, cleaning up the campsite is a snap.