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Sick Day Activities for Kids

Sick Day Activities for Kids

Cold and flu season is here and with the rainy season here now too, you may find yourself spending more time inside with the children.

If you need some simple activities to keep the kids quiet and entertained, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re trying to keep them from going stir-crazy because they’re starting to feel better but still need to rest, or you need some quiet-time activities to keep the siblings entertained while the sick kiddo rests, we have you covered!

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Indoor Activities for Sick or Rainy Days


Coloring books

Water wow books

Sensory bins


Paint nails

Anything from Hands on as We Grow

Craft kits such as:

Build a fort

Rubber stamps

Draw pictures with your eyes closed (always fun to see how they look when you open your eyes)

Make things with Wikki Stix

Make friendship bracelets

Play a game

Put together a puzzle

Mad Libs

Living room picnic on the floor

Story and tea time

Bubble bath with Legos

Snap beads

My First Colorforms Miss Weather Set

TV time – some of our favorites shows for kids are: Octonauts, Puffin Rock, Handy Manny, Daniel Tiger, Little Baby Bum, and Creative Galaxy.

Make a pillow and blanket nest and take a nap (we saved the best for last 😉 )

Anything we missed? What are you favorite sick day activities? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Sick day activities for kids