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Sick Day Survival Guide

This is the scenario your child has been sick for two days and now the third day they are not quite up to going out or returning to school  but are well enough to drive you crazy.  You must put on your creativity hat and find some time-consuming projects that will keep them busy.  The most important part of this is to be prepared because you never know when your child could get sick.  Here are some interesting things to do with your child to keep them busy when they are home sick but remember to make sure it is age appropriate for your child.

Create a Sick Day Fun Box.  Start with a  Tupperware carton with a lid.  Decorate it with colorful letters to say Sick Day Fun Box.  It is important that this box does not ever come out unless you have someone at home sick.   Remember it is important to include items that are AGE appropriate for your child.   Listed below are some ideas that may interest you.

  • Different types of paper (white, construction, card stock, foam)

  • Writing tools (  crayons, colored pencils, markers)

  • Crayola hardening clay,

  • Old magazines,

  • A variety of colors of Felt  or scrapes of material

  • Ribbon

  • Scissors and a glue stick,

  • Deck of cards

  • Legos or blocks

  • Barbie dolls and clothes

  • Stickers

  •  Journal

  • Craft items (pom poms, pipe cleaners, squggly eyes)

  • Puzzles

  • Whatever else you can find around the house. 

You may want to also include a pair of fancy footwear -- "Sick Socks",  and a decorated cup and plate-- "Get Better Cup and Plate".

Also include a list of  project ideas:  Make a puppet, draw a picture, do a puzzle, make a collage, build a house, write a story about the day I was home sick...., Make a clay flower, Dress Barbie for a picnic etc...  

In addition, you may want to include coupons for such things as a  popsicle, Mom to do a project with me, Dad to read me a story,  or watch my favorite show on TV.

Indoor Camping.
 
Create a tent out of blankets and furniture or a large box.  Help your child to select items to take on their camping trip.  This should include favorite toys, a blanket and pillow, flashlight and of course camping food.  You will find that this will keep them amused for hours. 

Post Office Fun.
 
Fill a box with unopened junk mail, a map and a manila folder addressed to each person of the family.  On a sick day pull it out and have your child play mail man.  The first thing that they have to do is to sort the mail by state.  Once that is complete have them find the state on the map and write the number of pieces of mail that came from that state.  This can be used a  comparison for the next time they are sick.  You can then have them open the letter, draw a picture or write a note on it and then put it in the envelope for a family member.  They can then deliver it to a designated spot.

Foil Fun.
 
Give your child  a variety of sizes of aluminum foil and some cardboard in different shapes and sizes.  Note older children who will not hurt themselves on the sharp-edge of the box can be given the entire roll of aluminum foil.  Take the time to give some quick instructions on how to be creative with the foil and cardboard.  Include a list of fun things to make: canon balls, swords, crowns, shields, necklaces, bracelets etc... You will find that this will keep them busy for quite a while.

Photo Fun. 
Always keep on hand some empty photo albums, stickers, and markers.  Give you child the opportunity to organize those pictures that have been laying in the draw or a box forever.  You will be amazed at the job that they will do.

Chef for a Day
Kids love to help Mom or Dad cook.  So why not use it to help keep them busy on a sick day.  First start out by having them help you to decide on the dinner menu.  Once you have established what you are going to have give them some paper and colored pencils and have them create a menu.  Next, have them make a dessert.   Later have them help to prepare the food and have them set the table.  You may want to pull out the fancy tablecloth and candles to make it a special dinner.

Beach Party.
  Pull out the sunglasses, hats and beach towels.  Have them decorate sea shells with paint and glitter.  Set out the beach towels and read a book, have a picnic lunch and play a board game.