Shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day

I’m not going to lie, St. Patrick’s Day is definitely one of my favorite spring holidays. Growing up in a family from “up north” who observes the Lenten season, St. Patrick’s Day was always something to look forward to because it meant we got to have a big party at the church, eat sweets, and […]

Re-designing The “Hospital PJs”

I wanted to share with you a super cool therapeutic activity idea for the kids. Everyone knows the infamous outfit that patients must often wear in the hospital. While the typical hospital gown does come in multiple sizes and patterns for pediatric patients, there is still much left to be desired. I have to admit […]

Let’s Rodeo!!!

Hi friends! How’s life? I’ve got a brand new therapeutic activity to share in honor of Rodeo! You may know that in child life it is very important to give children the chance to participate in what we call “life experiences” even when they are in the hospital. Many people would name birthdays, Christmas, graduation, […]

Christmas Trees with a… popsicle stick?

Hi friends! Who is ready for the holidays? Not me! In my family we don’t put the decorations up until closer to Christmas. But I definitely have been trying to get my family to tell me what they want for Christmas.     At work we’re not ready yet either. The donations for Santa’s workshop […]

Special Agent Sarah reporting in!

We had a fun time recently hosting a secret agent activity for our patients and families. My coworker came up with the idea as well as the activities, and I along with my pod helped her put the event on. It was lots of fun and I thought it would be cool to share it […]

The Importance of Visions

A few weeks ago I was privileged to present at the National Juvenile Arthritis Conference. I spoke with kids in 5th and 6th grade as well as the 11th and 12th graders. I’ve worked with campers at the Texas arthritis summer camp for 2 years now and had so much fun that they asked me […]

Thank you for Easter Baskets, Chocolate, and Everyone!!!

Happy Easter everyone!!! I hope that you all have had some wonderful sweet or even savory treat, surrounded by people who love you. I personally enjoyed some chocolate and sweet potatoes while hanging out with my roommate and her family, along with my sister, since my own family is far away. (I had other food […]

Bee-Prints

New art project for all of you as spring is in the air! (Or at least, it is where I live, we had to turn our air conditioner on this week!) I wanted to share a foot-print art project I tested out that is really adorable. It’s a bumble bee footprint picture that is perfect […]

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

No! It’s Freedom Flyer!!! Da da da DUN!!! I recently did a group therapeutic activity that I wanted to share with you all! It came about after the Baymax medical gaze creation. My coworker and I are continuing to work on creative ways to integrate medical play into various activities. Since we both like superheros, […]

Baymax Gauze Art

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! It’s been awhile but I finally have a new therapeutic activity to share. This one is a little simple,  but it was actually part of a challenge that I gave myself one day while doing medical art with some children. We had given them various medical supplies and encouraged them to […]