App-tastic Support: Ninja Time!

Last week I shared my top played game on my tablet. This week, I’ve got another popular app that you all probably know. Can anyone say Fruit Ninja? I feel like the Fruit Ninja game has been around for a really long time. Like, from when they started making things called “apps” for your phone. […]

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 […]

And The Oscar Goes To…

Hi everyone! I’m back with a new theater activity for you all to try. As many of you may have noticed, the Academy Awards were last weekend. While discussing the plans to have a Oscars watching party with friends, I came up with a fun idea for an improvisation activity in honor of the movie […]

Let Your Flag Fly!

If you life in America, you probably noticed that the Super Bowl was tonight. If you are an American Football fan, you probably watched the game, and maybe even went to a Super Bowl party. I am guilty of the latter two this year, even though I wouldn’t define myself as a fan. Which is […]

Popcorn Party: Your Healthcare Companion

Last night I got to see “Big Hero Six” at the movie theater. I was super excited to see the movie since I had heard so many good things and the trailer looked so good. In fact, the movie trailer I shared with you a few weeks ago for a Friday Fun post was one […]

Plot Pictures

This week I’ve got a new drama therapeutic activity for everyone, Yay! I really like this activity because it’s one of those theater games that even the kids that say they aren’t actors can participate with enthusiasm. It can also be tailored to the needs and abilities of the participants, which is great for those […]

My Hospital Scavenger Hunt

Last week I read a really great blog post by Child Life Mommy about how she took her children on a scavenger hunt. In the post she mentions how scavenger hunts are great to do indoors, even in a hospital. You can read the awesome article in full on her blog here. I totally agree […]

Silence Is Golden

A few weeks ago I got a touch of laryngitis and lost my voice. Now this wouldn’t have been much of a problem except that I had a full week of work and as my fellow child life specialists know, your voice is a very important tool in the field of child life. I use […]

Animal Body Movements

Today I’ve got another great movement activity for you to do with a group of participants! I learned this activity at a theater convention a few years ago but I think that it works nicely as a way to get a group up and moving, especially as a warm up. This is a perfect activity […]