With the major snow storm about to hit  us here on the East coast,  take this opportunity to be productive, meditate and most importantly have fun with your loved ones.

 

Have cabin fever from being cooped up indoors? We have some great ideas of ways for you to stay entertained while the storm carries on. Whether you make it a DIY or movie night, we’ve got you covered!

 

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Blanket Fort

What you need:

 Grab some books, snacks, flashlights, pillows and blankets to build your very own dreamy fort! It’s not just for kids, sometimes adults want to feel nostalgic and enjoy the little pleasures of life. Search for inspiration on Pinterest, get cozy, and put a unique twist to an average movie night!

Movie Marathon

Engage Your Brain Collection

S’mores and a movie, the perfect combination to watch the Emmy-nominated National Geographic Engage Your Brain Collection. Enjoy a night full of fun with science and entertaining, interactive experiments and games, to reveal the inner-workings of the “crown jewel” of the human body.

Game/Puzzle Tournament

Time to pull out those board games for a day long tournament, keep score and have an ultimate prize for the winner! Explore new board games such as the Celtic Challenge Game or the  Mexican Train Dominoes.

Get Creative With Cooking

Cook a new dish and learn about the different nutritional values of each of the ingredients. Baking and decorating is a great way to bond with others, while having fun! Try making your own pizza from scratch, giant cookies or rice krispies to start.  

Enjoy Arts and Crafts

There are plenty of crafty indoor projects that will keep you occupied at any age while being innovative and creative. From building your own remote control machine, beginners Loom weaving kits, and easy to use Spin art kits-the artistic capabilities are endless!


Sneak Outside!

Go Outside

 

Once the storm passes, bundle up in as many layers as you can, throw on a water-resistant jacket, earwarmers, and get out there! Go for a walk, bring out the sled, or simply enjoy the serenity of your surroundings. Getting fresh air promotes a calm state of mind and gets you energized!

Remember to stay prepared, with flashlights or lanterns in case of a power outage, have extra blankets handy and plenty of water!

We want to hear from you! How do you plan to outsmart cabin fever? Have any tricks or stories you want to share, tag us at #NatGeoStyle.