Thursday, January 30, 2014

5 Things to Entertain Kids While You Are Sick

When moms are sick, they don't get sick leave, they need to figure out a way to make it work!  My sister recently got the flu and has been stuck home with her 5 year old daughter, barely able to get out of bed.  We also happened to be snowed in so she asked me for some ideas so here is what I gave her!

1.  Bring snow inside and let her play in the tub with it.

2.  Have her set up an obstacle course with your instruction and time her.

3.  Have her gather items out of the recycle bin, some tape, and some glue and let her create a masterpiece.

4.  Open the tupperware cabinet and let her organize everything how she wants it organized.

5.  Give her a squirt bottle with water or water and vinegar if your kids won't hurt themselves, and a sponge and put them to work cleaning the bathroom or kitchen.  Give them a small allowance to get them excited.

Hope these suggestions help and that if you are sick, you get better soon!


  1. Leah, what a helpful list! I have a few times been sick (and that is the worst as a SAHM) and wondered, "What can they do now?" while I had to try to rest. These are quick, easy and look like they could keep multiple ages occupied for a bit.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! It is definitely hard being sick with kids and keeping them busy.

  2. Love these ideas! (The cleaning one, especially...)
    Pinned it!

    1. Thanks! Sometimes delegating work out to the kids is the best! Even if it does end up in as water fight in the shower :)

  3. Pinning this! Thanks for sharing on The Jenny Evolution's Friday Flash Blog linky party. Have a fabulous weekend :-)

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

  4. I am sick now, so this could come in handy! Thanks for being a great co-host on the Learn Through Play hop!


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