5 Sick Day Activities for Kids during Cold and Flu Season

5 Sick Day Activities for Kids for Cold and Flu Season - At The Fire Hydrant #Pediacare

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The past couple of weeks we’ve been dodging colds, strep throat and even the flu.  The kindergarten teachers have been rotating being out sick and I know that pretty soon we will be bringing whatever is going around back home.  It’s important to have all the essentials ready when the illness bomb hits our house.  So we’ve been stocking up on all the important items for our sick days care kit like tissues, hand sanitizer, children’s oral electrolyte solution and PediaCare Cough and Runny Nose plus Acetaminophen from Family Dollar.  I have to say that I am not looking forward to runny noses and fever spikes, but I love spending time with my little one and if I can help her feel a little better when she’s feeling crummy then I am happy to do it.  Part of our care kit also includes activities she can do on those boring sicks days.

5 Sick Day Activities for Kids for Cold and Flu Season - At The Fire Hydrant #Pediacare

5 Sick Day Activities for Kids


Board Games

Keeping her little mind occupied and helping her not think about how crummy she feels is top priority.  It’s also a great time to sneak in a little snack time and we can also have a little fun.  She always gets to win on those sick days, so its boosts her mood too.


Drawing and Painting Supplies

My little one loves to draw and goes through her sketch books so fast.  She loves to express her feeling and emotions through drawing and painting.  So having items to write, draw and paint with makes her feel happy and feel so much better.  So it’s only natural we let her do the same when she’s feeling sick.

5 Sick Day Activities for Kids for Cold and Flu Season - At The Fire Hydrant #Pediacare


Watching movies is so relaxing so when we pop one in, it’s usually during the moments when she’s not feeling the greatest or we are trying to break a fever. She can lay peacefully in bed, watch a movie and relax until the medicine kicks in.

5 Sick Day Activities for Kids for Cold and Flu Season - At The Fire Hydrant #Pediacare


Right after fighting a terrible fever and before a much needed nap, a good book puts her right to sleep.


Taking breaks to get some rest is essential for recovery.  Even mom needs a little nap during those sicks days and especially between fever spikes and medicine doses.

5 Sick Day Activities for Kids for Cold and Flu Season - At The Fire Hydrant #Pediacare

Click here to download our PediaCare® dosage chart, which helps you match your child’s symptoms with one of our products. When using the chart, it’s best to weigh your child first to determine proper dosing of PediaCare® products. If weight is not known, use age.

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Las ultimas doa semanas hemos estado esquivando gripa, dolores de garganta y hasta la influenza. Todas las maestras de kínder en la escuela de mi niña han estado malas y se que pronto tendremos en casa lo ultimo que este dando vueltas en la escuela. Es importante tener todos lo esencial para poder combatir un la gripa o influenza esta temporada. He estado dando vueltas a Family Dollar para comprar cosas como pañuelos desechables, antibacterial, suero oral, y medicina PediaCare con Acetaminofén. No estoy tan entusiasmada en tener a mi pequeña enferma, pero si la puedo hacer sentir mejor durante esos días con mucho gusto lo hago. Otras cosas que procuro tener en casa son actividades que ella pueda hacer cuando esta enfermita.

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Juegos de Mesa

Mantener su mente ocupada y evitar que no piense en que tan mal se siente es esencial. También es un buen tiempo para que pueda merendar y poder disfrutar un poco. Aparte que cuando esta enferma siempre la dejo ganar y así ella se siente mucho mejor.

Dibujar y Pintar

A mi pequeña le gusta mucho dibujar. Le gusta expresar su emociones con dibujos o pinturas. As que es importante tener lápices, plumones, colores, pinturas y papel por que es algo que la hace muy feliz y sentir mucho mejor.

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Ver Películas

Ver películas es muy relajante y normalmente hacemos esto cuando le empieza a dar fiebre y estamos esperando que la medicina funcione.

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Leer Libros

Depuse de combatir una terrible fiebre, ella se siente tan cansada así que leemos unos libros para que pueda dormir un poco.

Tomar Una Siesta

Dormir es muy importante para la recuperación. Y hasta la mama tiene que tomar una pequeña siesta para descansar.

Pediacare - At The Fire Hydrant 3Haz clic AQUÍ para descargar la tabla de dosificación de PediaCare® y que ayudara a coincidir los síntomas de tu pequeño con uno de los productos. Cuando se utiliza la tabla, es mejor determinar el peso de tu hijo para determinar la dosis adecuada de los productos PediaCare®. Si no conoces el peso de tu hijo, utiliza su edad.

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  • Reply
    Haeley @ Design Improvised
    February 11, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Cute, and helpful post! I just had both my girls home sick today with a bad stomach bug. We hit up many of the things on this list!

    • Reply
      February 11, 2015 at 10:03 PM

      Awww! So sorry your girls were sick! Hope they feel better.

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