When my kids are really ill, they lie on the couch and sleep while watching movies or shows - no entertaining needed. Sometimes they are home for other reasons though (fever with no symptoms, better after a stomach bug but not able to return to school until 24 hours have passed etc) and on those occasions I need ways to keep them busy.
Mr. J was home from school one day last week. He wasn't sick - he hit his head after falling off a large pile of snow right before the bus was to come. I wanted to keep an eye on him to make sure he didn't have a concussion (he didn't - he was just fine) We spent the first part of the day doing errands, and then came home and he wanted to do something with me.
The following 5 ideas are ways that we spend time when they are home "sick"
- Play a board game or card game
- Build a train track or race car track
- Cuddle up and read a book
- Colour or draw pictures
- Snuggle up on the couch and watch a movie
How do your kids spend sick days?
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