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Keeping Kids Entertained On A Sick Day

I am so delighted to have been chosen to participate in a three part series for Children’s Mucinex. Being the mom of 5 kids I know a few things about coping during the cold and flu season. My first post in this series focused on the ways I try to keep my kids healthy during the sick season. Today’s post is all about what I like to call the Sick Day Busy Box.

 

Even though I hate when my kids feel miserable with the sick day blues I must admit that I do enjoy the extra one-on-one time I get to spend with them. Our lives are really busy these days so I try to make the most of every single moment I get to spend with my kids. When they are stuck at home on those sick days I want to make sure they stay engaged and busy so we enjoy our day together.

 

Many years ago I came up with the Sick Day Busy Box. It’s exactly what it sounds like- a box full of all kinds of fun and new activities to keep the kids entertained and busy on days when are home sick. The first one I made was a shoebox filled with a few little toys from fast food restaurants that had been collecting in my car. Over the years it has evolved and turned into something that the kids look forward to no matter how miserable they might feel.

 

 

As you can see, my current Sick Day Busy Box contains things that will appeal to all of my kids. I shop the sales and clearance sections all year long to keep my Sick Day Busy Box stocked with fun activities. I typically include things like a new movie, coloring books and crayons, arts and crafts activities, word searches, new books and puzzles. The box is for sick days only and it really does help my kids enjoy what could otherwise be a miserable and boring day.

 

To make sure that my kids feel as comfortable as they can during their sick day I reach for Children’s Mucinex. Children’s Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold helps them get relief from their stuffy noses, chest congestion, and coughs. I like knowing they only need to take one medication to help alleviate their discomfort and relieve their symptoms. Children’s Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold allows my kids to forget about being sick so they can enjoy all the fun stuff in the Sick Day Busy Box.

 

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15310641362764266899 Thomas Murphy

    ice cream and disney movies

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06951746256818369427 Anash

    my kids love to watch videos when they are under the weather! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09193745837253598658 MANDY83

    watching movies and peanut butter and marshmallows sandwiches.

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13304108730645366221 Tabathia

    watching tv

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07564645721947760489 dlhaley

    I would make a ” nest ” on the sofa and watch our favorite movies.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09125042449128087071 Nicole Larsen

    Cuddling, watching movies and having ice cream :)

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01242172996345054426 IcyPinkLemonade

    Reading and tv

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01155851245380701076 Suzie Williams

    Finger painting! I don’t allow them to do it too often since it’s really messy (usually I end up with paint on the floor and all over the bathroom when they wash up). Sick days are an exception to that rule.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01155851245380701076 Suzie Williams

      Forgot my email! suziesweeps at yahoo.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15725136834679936700 /\Heather/\

    Watching Pokemon videos all day!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05440269729903535827 Gianna

    Favorite treats, toys and movies.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15314632987489867224 susan1215

    I make chicken soup and let them lay in my bed and watch movies

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12613847302180411910 clynsg

    When they were little, usually just some extra cuddling and being read to would make them smile at least a little.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14385313986049645722 cassandra

    I would have to say watching movies or Coloring!
    cmarquez482@outlook.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02802771871341576245 Gina F.

    Watching movies and eating popsicles.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00892183623590306579 Kathryn C

    light crafts, paperdolls, or felt cutouts
    ———-
    Kathryn C
    kacor7@hotmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02388581186829638520 maryjaco1

    Reading and coloring plus sleeping

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12670101695110357638 Wendy Rozema

    watching TV in bed, and coloring/sticker books!
    wendywynsma@gmail.com

  • http://www.busyworkingmama.com/ BusyWorkingMama

    Mine likes to cuddle up on the couch with a good movie.
    aleksnearing gmail com

  • Rachel Ellis

    My son likes to watch movies and cuddle in bed when he is sick.
    racheljeramie(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03441670381173517033 Kari Flores

    Hugs and a big fluffy blanket with their favorite movies usually does the trick.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14321027381669167731 Brian E.

    Oops, forgot email: senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14321027381669167731 Brian E.

    Thanks for the giveaway…puzzles & video games help our kids stay busy when cold & flu keeps them home from school.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18365417768119411201 jen Gersch

    playing the card game war

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18422337551255438021 corey1971

    I read to him (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03421418612485880759 steve weber

    by watching waaaay too many episodes of Dora.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10423159379286963332 Tracy

    My son likes to watch TV or play a handheld game when he’s sick

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01826266159078969304 daveshir2005

    We will usually watch her favorite video.

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09829185613002296661 Charity/CC

    Reading his favorite stories.

    ccboobooy at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07700247228411267692 Angel Jacklyn

    STAYING HOME AND WATCHING MOVIES ALL DAY! =D

    kytah00@yahoo.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18263424257154786140 Kim (Randominities)

    My daughter likes to watch the wizard of oz when she is sick.

    asketcher2@hotmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10684596132769067520 brendaelsner

    We snuggle up and watch movies and cartoons.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18172587736458431269 Alicia Boyde

    Spending the day at home with mom and watching movies :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16559731881908377226 Lisa Pecora

    watching tv!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14935250569220756936 Sue

    I curl up with em and watch a favorite movie or read a book :)

  • Anonymous

    visits from various family/friends if allowablee

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12019220702425220498 slehan

    I like to shop at the dollar store for small things that make kids happy. Surprises make life fun.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02786295316793767240 kathy pease

    coloring books and crayons always put on a smile

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02693389625561703096 Lkay107

    My kid loves watching cartoons.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12540240132313883208 Kenny Fensom

    playing games

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09197201972158234670 tracy hutchinson

    lots of movies and her kindle

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09148932114243203882 Erica Best
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09148932114243203882 Erica Best

    my nephew loves to color and play with his kindle

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04690765834553141627 Katharina

    Reading has always made my daughter smile when she’s under
    the weather. Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02576270050863448892 sparkedcat

    We make a pillow and blanket island on the living room floor and watch movies.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01728877465910876995 vegan4life

    watching films ty.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02630849859073987752 Derk Thomas

    Watching comedies while laying on the couch under a blanket.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04891202096976738832 Sean and Melinda

    Snuggles and sherbet ice cream.

    seanm 1999 at hotmail dot com

  • Daniel M

    watching all the favorite movies – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  • Anonymous

    We watch funny cartoons.
    TWBellamy@hotmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16414515636074673221 samdaleo

    When my daughter is sick, she loves to cuddle and watch movies!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08685607855719336544 angie lilly

    I don’t have kids, but as a kid I loved to watch TV when sick because I could just lay there. LOL
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05126848457795359211 Harmony Burmeister

    They love to color or play with dads tablet.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10740300349288572004 Sam Cox

    we cuddle on the couch and watch Miyazaki films, and chow down on some homemade soup.
    Sam Cox
    aznnymph09@aol.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12049558834125828357 Diane52

    They like to snuggle up with a good book
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17972678774678419356 Tonysopranogirl

    special snuggles, warm blankets out of the dryer and a movie always helps!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14764277196175863959 Karen

    Watching the Cartoon Channel

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12083861824169704973 sy

    My little cousin likes to make storybook or watch shows with me when she’s under the weather, with some rest she always recovers very quickly.
    songyueyu at gmail

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13485915230864727288 Chip

    Her favorite thing is to cuddle on the couch with mom and read books.

    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18395691728192716148 suburban prep

    Doing puzzles and then having someone read a book to them while drinking hot chocolate.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14356092833243744375 marcia goss

    My granddaughter likes to snuggle on the couch with her blanket and pillow and watch her favorite movie.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

  • https://www.facebook.com/juliebrn Julie Ballman

    My kids and I like to lounge around and watch movies when they are sick. Helps make the sickness go by faster!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17924032915258361385 TRUN

    Playing the price is right together while watching..just like i used to do as a kid

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12332836682187795162 chaz anderson

    We create a hotel with chairs and blankets. Take Mucinex. They may check in but never stay!! AHCHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15041216192025257555 Amy

    Painting and reading books always make my kids smile when they are under the weather. It’s a rather light activity that they can enjoy at home. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06787034070768958499 bdiane34

    We just stay in and read books, play games etc.
    sweokgrl@gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12246040695804433576 smilekisses

    The game Uno Attack

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03283712425526646312 ky2here

    It just depends – when they’re open to humor, my ‘funny voice’ conquers all. but if they’re in ‘full tilt whine’ mode, nothing works.

    ky2here at msn dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07133263119314472911 tylerkilledlove

    My nieces love the movie marathons I make for them when they’re sick, it brightens their day also when we have karaoke!
    monicamezaa@yahoo.com

    xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05480763727263119504 Betsy

    my son loves cartoons
    bwebber2779 at andersonuniversity dot edu

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07271550135826574182 taradon

    Snuggling in the recliner with mommy and a soft blanket. :)

  • Anonymous

    My boys like to watch tv and drink cold drinks with straws and ice pops.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07761734893857526871 Dot Marie

    We always watch afavorite movie together all covered up cozy and warm!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04719091322017534730 Nancy Hall
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04719091322017534730 Nancy Hall

    I really like the idea of that Sick Day Busy Box. We usually put in movies since they normally don’t get to watch them. Leaving TV and movies for special times only makes it so they really enjoy watching it when the opportunity comes along.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18182093934915274076 Marti B.

    A new Disney movie brings smiles.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03537585202061778633 MamaStace

    He loves relaxing on the couch watching his favorite cartoons or movies.. and usually requires cuddling

    nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

  • MaryR

    They like to cuddle up on the couch, with lots of blankets and watching TV.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07009516778724959022 Denise Taylor-Dennis

    My son likes to watch TV when he is sick especially any of the the Nick Jr. shows. 40denise(dot)taylor(at)gmail(dot)com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11835281549174258347 Nadine Larsen – ToBeFitByFifty

    We always loved to snuggle up and watch a movie, great distraction to take her mind off of feeling sick

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01253519867057493921 Christy Colln

    I love this idea! My son gets sick a lot and he likes to play on his kindle when he is under the weather

    thank you christycolln33@gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02057243359872174419 Janna Johnson

    playing on the ipad
    Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on gfc

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13035169291320437343 stefanie gladden

    they love to watch funny movies, or their favorite cartoons, while eating soup and relaxing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12278779305692273976 Racheal.

    homemade soup, comfy blankets, and funny movies.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14101175699914023325 kathy f

    Snuggling up and watching a movie together.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01036456022857409221 price21100

    Snuggle time! He loves it when he is sick!
    Price21100@ yahoo .com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02563033143926221080 Meggiedarlin

    Playing video games makes him smile.

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07466146988476321697 Courtney

    We love drinking cocoa with mini marshmallows and making up our own fairytales.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01301147070203705083 Julie

    building a fort!

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18311634656971771425 Lisa

    Watching movies and snuggling with the dog cheer ‘em up.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15512788357302027665 Leighann

    We pretty much let the kids veg in front of the tv or rest if they’re under the weather. Reading now that they’re older is also a nice quiet activity.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11276102468819217257 Gina

    Watching Caillou, always Caillou!

  • Norma

    Coloring books, chicken soup and sorbet all helped.
    bingomamanorma at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06086760588998808494 LAMusing

    I don’t have kids, but when I was little and feeling sick mom made sure I had plenty of books to keep my happy :)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Joni Mason

    When my grandson is sick I let him lay on me all day and we read,eat my home made potato soup and watch Dumbo and Sesame Street over and over.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16754441566979278876 mickeyfan

    Getting to be in charge of the remote.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07942272540517739063 Marseira Noiloel

    Television makes my children smile when they are under the weather.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14856206762448449716 Anastasia

    I keep them comfortable and entertained, telling jokes and putting fun movie on the tv :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02749825253304506840 MCantu1019

    My kids love to watch cartoons.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17562304091052821561 Princess Golden Hair

    My little one loves when I read him a book & even when he’s under the weather it still brings him lots of joy

    teechbiz at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12286621454809486977 Brooke Leiberman

    Love this idea! We make ‘super juice’ white grape juice and emergen-C and watch lots of movies (I don’t usually let our little one watch TV)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13835440058975235942 Barbara Montag

    They love it when I read them a story – thank you.
    They don’t feel like doing any more than that.

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03421418612485880759 steve weber

    coloring!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00986657635845465424 Stephanie Larison

    She loves to paint when she’s feeling sick.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03861171877567396656 bettycd

    My kids don’t do well with activities when they really are feeling sick. What usually makes them smile is to get out the warm blanket and their old fave books to read.
    I like your activity box idea though. There are many phases of being sick and the kids would appreciate and focus on something new and different
    tjandbcd at optonline dot net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15694286575149994915 Tamar

    I have kids who love ice cream.
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04407527160093080432 llinda29

    icecream makes him smile

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01531919378533886092 sweepmom

    My son loves watching you tube videos when he is sick.

  • Anonymous

    My daughter loves to watch movies and do puzzles when she’s under the weather.

    Love3570@aol.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12615717636462681863 sksweeps

    Mazes, favorite cartoon videos and clam chowder soup

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17261319413070814256 skkorman

    My boy loves to watch The Wizard of Oz, over and over again!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05146768695244701741 clc408

    My kids loved playing video games.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07283392034944557091 Gina Wildorchid

    tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/314017270978445313

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07283392034944557091 Gina Wildorchid

    My son loves to cuddle with me and his favorite blanket while watching his favorite movies when he is feeling under the weather.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10705681415767972153 rmo210

    My daughter likes to read a funny book!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07727079671583942885 jlafount

    I have no kids but I enjoyed puzzle books when i felt down

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04737540421945314152 Kate Fuller

    Watching movies and reading books

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16109341776756146571 sohamolina

    Reading a book keeps her happy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17267207781079319411 Stephanie

    playing with his ipod and chocolate shakes

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12426415192264433903 jeanine feldkamp

    telling jokes makes my child laugh even when they are sick.

  • Ann Fantom

    My daughter smiles when watching Disney movies when she isn’t feeling well

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07564645721947760489 dlhaley

    When my daughter was young we would watch her favorite movie and then we would play board games.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16458188922718744509 Julie Greenwood

    Hangman and tic tax toe are popular, low-energy games in our house.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t have kids yet, but I’d definitely love watching Sesame Street with them if I did!

    eai(at)stanfordalumni(dot)org

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12982252083782331981 BethElderton

    We snuggle in on the couch and watch movies.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04730342574564219158 PAIGE

    My daughter loves to watch The Parent Trap in her room over and over again when she feels crummy. She knows the words by heart.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04449758803321748843 Heavenly Hugg

    I don’t have a child, but I do have a niece that I would give this to if I won! I love her! When I was little, I loved Gatorade and soap! My Mom always gave me forehead kisses and treated me like a queen! I love my Mom! She’s the greatest.. I hope this entry still counts, but if it doesn’t because I don’t have children, then I understand! Have a wonderful day!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05652316452712294375 HilLesha

    My son loves playing with his LEGOs.

    hillesha@gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01546771526510136366 danw78704

    twitted this today, 18/03
    http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00998385574904088656 Mysharona

    Watching movies makes them feel better.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12547036719096834907 betty baez

    my boys love to play games on my ipad when they’re feeling under the weather angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07184438192318906629 anny32

    a cute movie favorite passes the sick time with a nice cup of warm tea with honey. makes my son smile everytime

    addrienne mertens

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07752722926982760653 Amber

    My kiddos love coloring!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16504408743011384967 Danielle Lima

    cuddling with me and watching cartoons

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01149831860742294982 Kelly Massman

    Reading books with me (or listening to me read)! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10639571709280263600 Tina

    Playing video game with daddy
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17501874554589313641 LauraJJ

    Oh Carter always loves when I read books to him when he is not feeling well! Always his favorite!
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11383725265599635739 LaDonna Gay

    my kids love watching home movies when they are sick

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04000047709047394034 Tammigirl

    When my kids are feeling bad they just want to lie around and watch movies.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12111587898505317849 rosannepm

    Besides reading stores and doing puzzles-baking chocolate chip cookies

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09626942181065470301 MB Isaac

    My daughters love to watch movies or play the ipad

    misaacmom at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11687939246741705113 Stephanie Phelps

    Loves to play games such as go fish or finger paint!
    my4boysand1@gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01520412949675963572 Debsdailylife

    Playing monopoly or Yahtzee!

  • Anonymous

    he’s only 3 months but when he’s fussy he loves to fly “airplane”! scg00387 at yahoo dot com scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02200897190284203225 Kat

    she loves to color and watch TV

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13225223711326565509 Pattylw

    We like to make silly rhyming words while snuggling in the bed. Often my daughter falls asleep within minutes.

    atrade4u@gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12727997760503416112 jakiesmom

    painting or paper crafting
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01953458148984054704 tara pittman

    They love watching movies.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16931064823997647168 sarah

    they like to watch movies when sick
    stigay at comcast.net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00490234232841806409 Duncan Faber

    We keep our kids busy with audiobooks. They’re far more engaging than dvds and tv, and it gets them interested in tv. There’s lots of great sites where you can download original stuff, instead of the same old public domain stories like Red Riding Hood. This is a good one where you can download original stuff for free. http://www.twirlygirlshop.com/stories-for-kids

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16145822021276302539 Kim D.

    My kids just like to stay in bed and watch their favorite cartoons or play on the ipad.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01602820279566990248 cw

    We make vitamin C smoothies, snuggle, and read together

  • http://www.musicmoviesmayhem.com/ Chelsea Daigle

    He likes to play old school video games on the Super Nintendo when he’s sick.
    chelsea.n.daigle@gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12042744695536013113 Mentor Mommy of 2

    Movies – Cuddles and blankets :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01698699124592687554 JC

    They love coloring or watching cartoons.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04280965111086231394 Rebecca Graham

    Watching cartoons with grandmama.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18203382173858220262 wigget

    puzzles

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17914437921590307387 One Frugal Girl

    Lots and lots of snuggling, holding and hugging.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05935628758825985907 Courtney B

    reading a pop up book! she loves it

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07286749918028086779 KPort207

    Reading books together

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  • Ann Fantom

    My daughter likes to watch Disney movies when she is sick.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09995660207190890367 rachel

    Watching TV (not usually allowed) or getting to spend one on one time with us!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05146768695244701741 clc408

    My kids always liked making a “tent” with blankets and watching a favorite movie.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15694286575149994915 Tamar

    My kids love just vegging in front of the TV. tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17267207781079319411 Stephanie

    frozen yogurt – I always get them their favorite flavor at the yogurt store and they love it!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12135420304647199239 mummytotwoboys

    My son loves to play with Moon Sand!
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00998385574904088656 Mysharona

    playing video games

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13115730343687745202 Lisa Brown

    When we spend time reading together, or doing any other craft projects at home, and television, they always feel better.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06711843484482598122 Tiffany Winner

    watching cartoons all day
    thismomwins@gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08592011507699308806 peg42

    Snuggling and watching special movies together seem to cheer my kids up.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

  • http://bclineinjapan.wordpress.com/ bclineinjapan

    A banana milkshake does the trick!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17617478204398838801 Betsy

    My kids often get milkshakes – a special treat!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09432371971747985519 chambanachik

    Lots of snuggles! :)

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  • Elena

    My son likes watching cartoons

    elena150980@yahoo.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01616010476205870180 Mami2jcn

    My daughter loves doing puzzles!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04936483936056189408 Tammy

    What a cute idea!

    When my kids are sick, they just like the star treatment from Mom. They get all their favorite foods, favorite TV shows. If they are up to a game, we play that. It is a way for me to give them more one on one time in a house full. One of my memories as a child when I was sick was a special coloring book from Dad, and I would get my favorite bowl of tomato soup with lots of bread, a big glass of chocolate milk and would watch Andy Griffith with Mom.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04037212139046470666 kellyr78

    My kids like to color together or work on word searches or mazes when they are not feeling well.
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09551068020170667697 Branda

    We grab a bag of Grammy’s homemade noodles out of the freezer and make a nice batch of chicken soup, curl up under our favorite fuzzy blanket and watch a movie.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01540726481875472934 Monica @ M double M

    Love this! We like to snuggle up with a favorite book :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06811697675090627618 Shell

    That box is such a cute idea!