What Lifts You Up?

Here is a fun therapeutic activity you can do with your patients and families, or even your staff. My child life intern and I did this one to boost staff morale and I think it did a fairly good job. We saw this bulletin board idea on Pinterest and we had fun making the background. […]

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 […]

Surprise Trick Ring!

Today I’ll be sharing with you a fun activity that also doubles as a prank for the mischievous individuals. I came up with this craft while looking for activities that could be done on April Fool’s Day. I saw a do-it-yourself prank ring on Pinterest and decided to alter it for a hospital playroom. You […]

Harry Potter Is Still Strong!

Be honest, how many of you (no matter how old you were at the time) wished that you had gotten a letter from Hogwarts? I’m definitely one of those people. Well, last Friday we were able to grant a few of those wishes by sending out this: Yep, everyone got an acceptance letter to Hogwarts […]

Valentine Heart Chain

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us which means that hearts are the center of attention right now. If you’ve looked at Pinterest lately you’ve probably noticed an enormous variety of Valentine’s Day crafts. So far I’ve tried out a couple and even experimented with combining a few ideas to create my own. The latter resulted […]

Thanksgiving Day Turkey

So tomorrow I’m hosting the craft show at work for the first time. I’ve never done anything like that before, but I’m really excited! For the craft show I had to come up with a craft that goes with the holiday we’ll be celebrating in a few days (Thanksgiving :D). So I spent a very […]

Hospital-Style Sensory Bags

I’ve been seeing these cool sensory bags all over Pinterest, and I really wanted to try them out myself. I was able to create my own version of these sensory bags utilizing materials you might find at a children’s hospital. If you are doing this activity at home, I suggest you use what’s lying around […]

No-Mess Finger Painting

This week I’ve decided to try an activity geared for the younger children, between the ages of 1 and 4. I saw this activity on apartmenttherapy, and I finally got the chance to try it out. The activity is great because it gives young kids the experience of finger painting without getting messy! (As long […]