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8 Fun Ideas for Power Outages

8 fun ideas for power outages from Babble.com

Here in the Northeast we’re all busy bunkering down and battening the hatches in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy. The storm predications make it clear that we could be without power for a few days and most of the local schools have already closed for the next couple of days to take precaution against the wicked winds. So what are you to do in the midst of a power outage with a bunch of little ones running free from the confines of the classroom? I’ve got a bunch of ideas for you, all of which are sure to make you feel like a kid again, too. With the so-called Frankenstorm on the way (and many winter storms sure to follow), here are 8 fun ideas for power outages!

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  • Have a Coloring Contest 1 of 8
    Have a Coloring Contest
    When the power goes out, no need to fret! Bust out all the markers and crayons and gather round the dining room table for a family coloring contest!
    Photo from Glo.
  • Make a Blanket Fort 2 of 8
    Make a Blanket Fort
    Always a favorite with the little ones, build a blanket fort and camp out with books and flashlights!
    Photo from Real Simple.
  • Play Board Games 3 of 8
    Play Board Games
    When the television is out of commission, board games are always a crowd favorite! Wear pajamas and sip hot cocoa to make it extra festive!
    Photo from 100 Layer Cake.
  • Craft Masks 4 of 8
    Craft Masks
    Channel a little creativity and craft up masks from construction paper and popsicle sticks!
    Photo from 100 Layer Cake.
  • Play Hide and Seek 5 of 8
    Play Hide and Seek
    As classic as it gets, never underestimate how fun hide and seek can be! Play one-on-one or in teams.
    Photo from Spell Designs.
  • Play Shadow Puppets 6 of 8
    Play Shadow Puppets
    Perfect for rainy days when video games aren't an option, how about good old fashioned shadow puppets? Hang a sheet, grab a flashlight and you're all set!
    Photo from Nick D.
  • Build a Box Boat 7 of 8
    Build a Box Boat
    Turn the living room into a pirate's ship, by dressing up an oversized cardboard box like a makeshift boat!
    Photo from Spoonful.
  • Play Dress Up 8 of 8
    Play Dress Up
    Let little imaginations run free with a classic game of dress up! In mom's heels and pearls, every girl is a little princess!
    Photo from The Glitter Guide.

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