Chicago winter weather is definitely not bathing suit-appropriate, but you can use Family Friday Night as an excuse to pretend that you are beach-bound. Spread out a beach blanket on the family room floor and let the fun begin. You could even throw on your bathing suits and blow up some beach balls for added authenticity.
What to eat: Put a little sea in your food,
plus some healthy vitamins and minerals.
What to do: Get a lively game of Go Fish going or escape with a water-themed show such as Bubble Guppies, "Finding Nemo," "The Little Mermaid," "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" or "Shark Tale" (depending on age-appropriateness).