Whether you have kids to entertain or braving the storm alone, here are 10 things you can do if your power goes out.
1. Clean out your closets. Make piles for consignment and Goodwill.
2. Read. Pick up that book you’ve never gotten to or your favorite magazine.
3. Play games. Board games, charades, cards, hangman, jacks, Pictionary, you get the idea
4. Go camping. Build a fire and cozy up with sleeping bags. Break out the marshmallows and make s’mores.
5. Exercise. Run up and down the stairs, do sit-ups, yoga; there are plenty of ways to get in shape without equipment.
6. Build a fort. Give your kids some sheets and towels, see how creative they can get.
7. Make a scavenger hunt. Write up clues and send your kids searching around the house for treasures.
8. Write. Letters, stories, to-do lists or overdue Thank You notes.
9. Hopscotch. Make a board with masking tape, make it the length of a hallway.
10. Make an obstacle course. Move the furniture around to have things to climb over and crawl under.