A perfect way to cheer up your kids before leaving for a business trip the next day is by having a campout in the backyard. It's exciting for the children to rush and get all the supplies they need to transform the backyard into a campsite. Pitch a tent and get your sleeping bags outside. Gather some wood for the campfire and carry along some marshmallows for the evening under the stars. Get your guitar and drums and play a few camp songs for the kids. Then after a wonderful time of sing along and chatting, everybody can hit the sleeping bags. It's wonderful to see how one's simple backyard can turn into an arena of fun and excitement.