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 […]

At The End Of The Rainbow

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I’ve tested a great craft for you that you can do on this fun holiday! You may have seen this craft make it’s way around Pinterest, and I’ve been meaning to try it myself. It’s a super simple craft but I learned a few things along the way that I […]

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 […]

Monthly Book Club: A Helping of Success

Hooray for the return of the Monthly Book Club post! Today’s book is one that I use quite often to give me ideas for new games and activities to do with groups of kids and teens. It’s called “Instant Success: For Classroom Teachers, New and Substitute Teachers” by Barbara Cawthorne. I was given the book […]

Butterflies Are Free

This activity took me a bit longer than I expected, but it worked out so well that I wanted to share it with you. First some background though. I was browsing Target a few weeks ago when I came across a decorative paper butterfly chain. I almost bought it, but then I though, ‘Why buy […]

Do-A-Dot Art With Toothettes

The other day I was doing a medical collage activity when I found a new use for toothettes: They make a great stand in for the Do-A-Dot paint bottles! Yep, not only do they make pretty flower prints on a page, they can also make other fun print designs. Here’s my example. You’ll probably notice […]

Looking Into The Future

I’ve got a fun new therapeutic activity for you this week that I hope you will find useful (I definitely did!). I wanted to try this activity for awhile after I read about it in a favorite book of mine, “Little Windows Into Art Therapy” by Deborah Schroder. She talked about using a magic wand […]

Rainbow Magazine Art

Lately it’s been raining quite a bit where I am, which is a good thing since I live in a very dry area. I’m super happy that we’ve been getting the rain, but what’s even better than rain? The rainbow that comes after! Therefore, in the spirit of the rainbow, the activity of the week […]