Nobody likes to be sick so I wanted to share some ways to make a sick day fun for kids. All of these can be done from the couch! A big thank you to Pfizer for sponsoring today’s post and providing a product bundle as a giveaway. I’m not a doctor and this post should not be taken as medical advice. I’m just a mom sharing what works for our family :)
SICK DAY ACTIVITIES
- Have a movie marathon
- Eat treats like popsicles that make a sore throat feel better
- Play some board games together
- Cut out paper strips and make a paper chain to decorate the house
- Let your child play with special toys from the rainy day box
- Color in a coloring book
- Let your child help plan your next family vacation
- Read books from the library
- Make playdough creations
- Make thank you cards for members of the military (here’s where to send them)
- Make sock puppets and put on a puppet show for the family
- Paint nails
- Play a game on a tablet
- Look through photo albums together
- Put together a puzzle
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85 thoughts on “15 Activities To Keep Kids Busy When They Are Sick”
My kids watch old episodes of The Walking Dead on sick days
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draws and paint
They lay on the couch.
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My child loves to play with her etch a sketch on her sick day!
When they’re sick, they usually watch television, & paint & draw pictures.
My daughter likes to color pictures on a sick day.
We play board games when they are sick.
On a sick day my kids usually have a fever, so I try to get them to swim around a bit in the pool in hopes of cooling them down!
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Our little ones like to watch favorite DVDs, and read.
They get to lay around and watch t.v. all day and get to be waited on by Mom all day. I’d say thats pretty fun! :)
There really isn’t anything considered fun on my sons sick days but I think if you ask him its fun to play his favorite Xbox games all day with no limit bc he is sick so his exempt from the 1 hour rule for the day.
My little one likes to color while watching movies on the couch. We also like to make homemade play-doh or slime.
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My nieces watch cartoons and play games on their tablet https://www.pinterest.com/pin/573716440012384925/
she will usually sleep in and get plenty of rest. Then when she starts to feel a little better she will watch some TV or play a video game or go online.
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On a sick day my son and I usually make popcorn and watch movies together. He loves just laying in my bed watching movies while he recovers
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My kids usually just lay on the couch and watch tv/movies.
I read to my kids.
On a sick day, my kid usually paints some frames for her friends!
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My children get to take the laptop to their bedroom (usually a big no-no) & lounge around watching their favorite cartoons. They love it, since it is a very rare occurrence. Shared on twitter https://twitter.com/Kammieleon/status/720470742811426820
I watch my grandkids so on sick days we play games on the ipad and have chicken soup
We usually snuggle,watch movies,and play games
We like to watch movies together, nap, play with playdoh, and color when the little ones don’t Feel well. Thanks for the chance to win.
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I let them watch their favorite movie.
Lots of coloring books!
I make the kids a bed on the couch and we have movie days when the kiddos are sick!
My kiddo’s love to curl up on the couch with their stuffed animals and watch movies when they’re sick! I usually give them a new coloring book and a new pack of crayons, just to add a little fun too!
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One fun thing, they’re allowed as many popsicles they want :)
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We cuddle ans watch netflix cartoons together!
We snuggle and watch movies when they are sick.
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On sick days, we rest and read books.
We allow unlimited videos on sick days!
we color, we read books, we watch disney movies, whatever my munchkin wants to do
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MY DAUGHTER LIKES TO HAVE A DISNEY MOVIE MARATHON ON HER SICK DAYS
We watch cartoons and read books and cuddle! :)
My granddaughter cuddles up under a blanket with a flashlight and a good book on a sick day.
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My kids enjoy watching cartoons and movies when they are sick.
Watch movies and color!
They get to play video games on the big screen!
My daughter still likes to color when she is not feeling well.
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watch Disney movies together and have some hot cocoa
Legos have been such a lifesaver! Shared the link on Fb. Thank you!
She likes to cuddle and watch movies together.
Watch the fantastic me fox and make chicken noodle soup.
My kids cuddle with the get better blanket and watch tv.
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When our kids are home sick, they enjoy coloring, painting & watching old favorite movies!
It’s fun because we get to spend a lot of individual time together.
He has a dry erase board that he loves to write and draw on. That is one of his favorites when he is sick and in bed.
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When my daughter was little we would get her all snug on the couch. She could watch all her movies all day. She would get lots of love,snuggles and popsicles. I could use this since my sweet little niece decided to share her cold with me. Thank you for the chance :)
Just sleep and take it easy.
He just lays on the sofa and watches TV.