Being sick is miserable. But when you’re a kid, it’s worse. Kids don’t know that these aches and pains and more will go away with time, so they go from being happy and playful to down and sad as soon as that first sniffle hits. Consider these 25 sick-day essentials for under-the-weather kids a ‘parent’s toolbox’ for helping your kids feel better faster. Take Care!
25 Ideas To Help Sick Kids Feel Better
This sick day play dough will give your kids something to play with, with a little essential oil boost.
B is for boo-boo, and bandaid, and this activity will be the perfect boredom buster for your babies.
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Tuck your kiddo in for some nice chicken meatball soup and they’ll feel better in no time.
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Who knew bandaid fireflies were so beautiful?
Make your own dry erase drawing book and your kiddo’s will have a blast drawing on their family!
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Calm down bottles help kids cool it when they need to chill and relax for a little bit.
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Make these vegetable and fruit smoothies for an antioxidant punch that’ll perk them up.
This homemade stethoscope let’s kids listen to your heart – it actually works!
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Need an activity in a pinch? This sticker book uses stickers from the junk drawer to keep them busy.
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This homemade ice pack works great for boo-boo’s, and doesn’t get so hard that it hurts.
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Sometimes all kids need is a nice warm bath and a nice cold popsicle to help them feel better.
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These no-sew heating pads are colorful and perfect for putting heat where your kiddo needs it most.
Practice bandaids let kids bandage their baby over and over!
Your kids will love learning about germs as they color this printable.
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Your ‘doctor’ kiddo will have fun playing doctor with this homemade kit.
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No one wants to be sick alone. This will let you set up your child’s favorite doll to have a sick day with them.
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Bandage letter matching is a fun learning activity for any sick day.
This beautiful tissue art is both calming and colorful. It’s also an easy project for kids who need some down time.
A sick day ‘I Spy’ jar will give your kids an activity they can do in the comfort of their bed.
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Soothing sick day slime has calming glitter and gives your kiddo something to relax with while they heal.
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Under-the-weather kids will love this sensory soup. It’s not to eat, but has plenty of ingredients that’ll clear the sniffles in no time.
A sleepytime bath bomb will let your kiddo’s relax in the tub before they tuck into bed.
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This homemade popsicle is perfect for kiddo’s who have sore throats.
Need the little to relax, but they don’t want to be in their room? Build a hammock under your table!
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Homemade turmeric gummies are packed with antioxidants and chewy goodness.
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