Sick days are inevitable. These sick day activities for kids at home are perfect when they’re tired of resting. This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and 20th Century Fox, however, all cute and #SickJustGotReal survival ideas are my own.
Sick Day Activities for Kids at Home!
It never fails. Winter comes, and along with it comes all the gnarly and yucky bugs and viruses. #SickJustGotReal
This last week, Eli finally got over some virus that wouldn’t let go. He spent several days home from school – and he was miserable. Snotty, coughing, fever-y, and just plain “blah”. Poor kid.
First things first. Moms, it’s time to pull out the “Sick Day Survival Kit”! What does this survival kit include? Well, it should include everything needed to take care of the sickie’s symptoms. Next in the kit, should include any and all fun activities that will help make them feel better when they’re bored.
Break up that Fever!
If they’re running a fever that isn’t breaking on it’s own – pull out the Children’s Advil®. Not only does it help knock down a fever, but it also eases those aches and pains. Bonus: It comes in great-tasting flavors so it’s a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11!
Flavors include Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief among OTC pain relievers with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.
I don’t know about your kids, but mine gets bored. Easily. Especially when he’s sick at home. Yeah, he might sleep off and on, but don’t let this fool you. After they’ve slept their yuckies off – they’re bored and need something to keep them entertained. I did a bit of crowd-sourcing from some of my other mom friends too, to see what ideas they had.
Ready for Those Sick Day Activities for Kids at Home?
Watch a Movie!
Pop in a new movie or one of their favorites while they’re laying around. Eli loves The Peanuts Movie! It’s currently one of his favorites that he watches over and over! Snuggle up on the couch with your sick little one and encourage some rest time. Momma definitely needs her rest time on sick days too!!! Right?! This is (in all honesty) probably my favorite of all of the activities for kids at home on sick days!
The Peanuts Movie:
Dream big and laugh along with good ol’ Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved Peanuts gang as you’ve never seen them before — in a brand-new feature film from the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of Ice Age. Join everyone’s favorite eternal optimist, Charlie Brown, as he embarks on a heroic quest, while his beagle pal Snoopy takes to the skies to pursue his archnemesis, the Red Baron. It’s a hilarious and heartwarming adventure that proves every underdog has his day!
2. Extra Tablet or iPad Time!
My child could spend hours on his iPad. We have to monitor the amount of time he spends on there…but on sick days, we let him have a little more “plugged” in time.
3. Book Marathon!
Let your child pick out their favorite books, to read to you. Or if they’re battling a sore throat, you can read to them. If you have an older child – now might be a great time to catch up on their latest book series!
4. Play Cards or Board Games!
Pull out the deck of cards for some fun Slap Jack – or Old Maid. Card games and board games can easily be played while laying in bed.
Puzzle books or printable puzzle pages are fun! Crosswords, word searches, hidden pictures, etc. If you don’t have puzzle books on hand, you can always print some off the internet!
6. Tell Stories!
Now while you have their ear – it’s a GREAT time to tell them stories! Stories of how you and dad met. Stories about their grandparents…aunts/uncles! Fun stories about when YOU were little! Then let them tell you their stories!
7. Mini Sandbox Fun!
If they can’t go outside, bring the outside to them! Fill a small box with sand and/or rocks and hide random small things inside for them to find! This is a great idea when your child is up and out of the bed. Maybe save this idea for when they’re able to hang out at the kitchen table, or somewhere where clean-up would be easy.
Other Items that Should be in Sick Day Survival Kit:
- Children’s Robitussin® DM Day/Night Pack (Children’s Robitussin® Cough & Chest Congestion and Children’s Robitussin® Nighttime Cough for ages 6+) non-drowsy daytime formula helps break up chest congestion, while the long-acting nighttime formula relieves coughs and runny noses to help kids get the rest they need.
- Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough tackles a child’s most bothersome stuffy and runny noses, all while working to relieve cough, for ages 6+. All in a great tasting grape flavor.
*It is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information onPfizer Pediatric products and to use as directed.
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