Create Your Play-List

Make a sick day a better day. To create your child’s Play-List, select from the fun activities below. For more instructions, check out our Quick Start Guide now.

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You and your little one will enjoy these easy-going indoor games together!

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    Watch Home Movies

    60 min.
    Age: Elementary

    Dig out your old favorites! Children love to see themselves as babies. Have a box of tissues on hand for those mommy tears.

    Have fun!
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    Play Cards

    60 min.
    Age: Elementary

    What’s the deal? Snuggle up on the couch and play some of your favorite old card games, like Go Fish, Crazy 8’s and Slap Jack. They’re fun and they help develop math and problem-solving skills, too. Go fish!

    Have fun!
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    Look Through Family Photo Albums

    60 min.
    Age: Elementary

    We spend so much time taking photos but how often do we actually sit down and look at them? This is a great time to spend time with your child looking at family photos, sharing stories of their childhood and your family.

    Have fun!
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    Make Finger Puppets

    60 min.
    Age: Elementary

    The show must go on! Put on a finger puppet show with your child. You can act out a story from a favorite book or write your own story and songs. If you don’t have finger puppets, you make them out of old mittens, felt and glue or, instead of puppets you can use your child’s stuffed animals.

    Have fun!
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    Write On

    60 min.
    Age: Elementary

    The stories your child can tell! Have her write them down and illustrate them. If she’s having a hard time getting started, prompt her with a sentence or give her topic ideas like a favorite sport or least favorite food. It can be a story, a poem or comic. When she’s done, you can “publish” it by stapling it or putting it into a binder.

    Have fun!
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    Play Pet Doctor

    30 min.
    Age: Pre-K

    The doctor is in. Just because your little one isn’t feeling well doesn’t mean he or she can’t take care of his or her stuffed animals. Give your little doctor some tools like a note pad, brush, bandages, cotton balls and swabs. He’ll have everyone feeling better in no time.

    Have fun!
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    Get on Board

    60 min.
    Age: Elementary, Pre-K, Toddler

    Board games are anything but boring! A quiet, sick day is a perfect time to spend time together playing your child’s favorite board games and even introduce some new ones!

    Have fun!
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    Build a Fort

    60 min.
    Age: Elementary, Pre-K, Toddler

    Grab the couch cushions, pillows and blankets! Drape them over chairs and a table and you have a fabulous fort for your little one to spend the afternoon. Fill it with cozy blankets, favorite toys, a flashlight and some books!

    Have fun!
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    Blow Bubbles

    30 min.
    Age: Baby, Pre-K, Toddler

    Bubbles are endlessly fascinating. Blow bubbles in the bath or over the crib. Baby will have fun watching, trying to catch and pop.

    Have fun!
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    Crayola® Crayon Sink or Swim Experiment

    15 min.
    Age: Elementary

    A great way to make inside days more exciting is to have some fun with science! Did you know you have everything you need to act like a scientist right in your box of art supplies and in your kitchen cabinets?

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    SUPPLIES NEEDED

    • Crayons
    • Paint
    • Cup or bottle

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    Play Hide and Seek

    30 min.
    Age: Elementary, Pre-K, Toddler

    Children love playing hide and seek…even when it’s right in the house. One person is “it” and counts to 10 while the other person hides. If Mom wants to sit this one out, hide your child’s stuffed animals and let your little one find all the animals.

    Have fun!
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    Make Greeting Cards

    30 min.
    Age: Elementary, Pre-K, Toddler

    Why wait until the last minute to have your child create a greeting card for a special occasion. A day at home is a great day to create multiple cards for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. Keep them in a folder and then use them when you are ready!

    Have fun!
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    Have a Ball

    30 min.
    Age: Baby

    Babies love balls of all sizes. Choose a large, light ball and roll it back to your baby. Not only is it fun, it helps build baby’s eye-hand coordination.

    Have fun!
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    Have a Tea Party

    30 min.
    Age: Pre-K, Toddler

    Brew up some fun with a tea party. Children love the ritual of pouring and serving. You can serve imaginary tea or real drinks and snacks. Don’t forget to invite your child’s favorite animals and dolls.

    Have fun!
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    Sing Favorite Songs

    30 min.
    Age: Baby

    Your baby doesn’t care if you’re off-key, winging the lyrics or even humming. Try putting a favorite story to music – always a crowd-pleaser! Singing is a soothing, fun way to connect.

    Have fun!
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    Create a Scrapbook

    60 min.
    Age: Elementary, Pre-K

    Scrapbooking is a great together activity. Let your child use his or her own stickers – or cut images out of a magazine to add fun to any photo album. Pick photos from a favorite family vacation or gathering to start with and let your child’s imagination do the rest!

    Have fun!
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    Play Peekaboo

    15 min.
    Age: Baby

    Let’s face it: babies are simply fascinated with faces. Play peekaboo by hiding your face behind your hands and then revealing your face with a big smile and “Peekaboo!”

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Low-cost, creative crafts to keep everyone smiling.

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    Crayola® Family First Aid Kit

    30 min.
    Age: Elementary

    Quick! These first-aid kits are easy to decorate and put together. Make several and keep them handy at home and in your car.

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    SUPPLIES NEEDED

    • Crayons
    • Markers
    • Glue
    • Scissors
    • Recycled Material

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    For additional crafts, coloring pages and activities visit
    www.crayola.com
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    Crayola® Rings of Crayon Rubbings

    60 min.
    Age: Pre-K, Toddler

    Start with crayon rubbings, then make rings with the paper strips. Decorate a room, count down to the first day of school, or make paper chains at a party.

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    SUPPLIES NEEDED

    • Crayons
    • Glue
    • Scissors
    • Paper Pads

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    For additional crafts, coloring pages and activities visit
    www.crayola.com
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    Crayola® Spiral Spinners

    30 min.
    Age: Pre-K, Toddler

    Send cool designs spinning on warm summer breezes! Create a spiral spinner from Crayola Neon Color Explosion® Paper and Markers.

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    SUPPLIES NEEDED

    • Crayons
    • Glue
    • Scissors
    • Color Explosion
    • Hole Punch
    • Ribbon

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    For additional crafts, coloring pages and activities visit
    www.crayola.com
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    Collage

    30 min.
    Age: Pre-K, Toddler

    Making a collage is a fun and easy art project. Set your little one up with old magazines, stickers, scissors, paper, tape and glue. Possible themes: my favorite foods, animals, or a different color for each page.

    Have fun!
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    Finish My Doodle

    30 min.
    Age: Pre-K, Toddler

    Spark your child’s creativity with this simple activity! Make a simple doodle and pass it to your child to finish. You’ll be surprised what your little artist comes up with!

    Have fun!
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    Crayola® Color Match Game

    30 min.
    Age: Toddler

    Toddlers will delight in this card game-from start to finish! Kids design the cards and match the colors all by themselves. What a fun way to learn color names!

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    SUPPLIES NEEDED

    • Crayons

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    For additional crafts, coloring pages and activities visit
    www.crayola.com
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    Drumroll, Please!

    30 min.
    Age: Toddler

    Make drums out of recycle boxes or containers. Pots and pans work too! Give your little drummer a large spoon or spatula and let the music begin. You can’t beat it!

    Have fun!
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    Homemade Clay

    60 min.
    Age: Toddler

    Children love to play with clay. This homemade clay is easy to make and inexpensive. It can be stored in a sealed container for up to a week.

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Cook up some comfort with these fun recipes. Just add love.

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    Duncan Hines® Chocolate Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

    30 min.
    Age: Elementary, Pre-K

    The healthy wholesome taste of oatmeal, but with a brownie cookie twist that packs a chocolate punch.

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    Duncan Hines® Apple Caramel Bars

    55 min.
    Age: Elementary, Pre-K

    We’re pretty sure that this is the reason Johnny Appleseed got into the apple tree planting business—so that you could mix them with caramel and peanuts and make these delicious bars. Make these tasty treats at home with a little help from Duncan Hines and other items found in the baking section of your grocery store.

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    Duncan Hines® Snickerdoodles

    60 min.
    Age: Elementary, Pre-K

    Warm cookies made with Duncan Hines® Classic Yellow Cake Mix, pulled fresh from the oven and rolled in sugar and cinnamon. Why not whip up a batch of Snickerdoodles today?

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    Duncan Hines® Mint Chocolate Cake Cones

    30 min.
    Age: Elementary, Pre-K

    Ice cream cones filled with cake and topped with mint chocolate frosting. Yummy and no drip!

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    Duncan Hines® Cotton Candy Cake Pops

    60 min.
    Age: Elementary, Pre-K

    A new spin on a popular dessert – these cotton candy frosting cake pops are bunches of bite-sized fun.

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    Banana Boat

    15 min.
    Age: Elementary, Pre-K

    When you have time to fill, why not fill it with nutrition? Pile on the Banana Boat for a super yummy treat!

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    Ants on a Log

    15 min.
    Age: Elementary, Pre-K

    Your little one will love to line up these little critters for a healthy and fun snack. And it’s so easy too!

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    Pancake Faces

    30 min.
    Age: Elementary, Pre-K

    Smiles are contagious! Let your little one get creative by decorating pancake faces – and let the giggling begin!

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    Fruit Smoothie

    15 min.
    Age: Elementary, Pre-K

    When your child is sick, help smooth things over. This recipe is the perfect blend of wholesome ingredients.

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    Duncan Hines® Lava Flow Cupcakes

    30 min.
    Age: Elementary, Pre-K

    Let the lava flow! French Vanilla and Strawberry Shortcake frosting are sure to please.

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    Homemade Yogurt Pops

    15 min.
    Age: Elementary, Pre-K

    Make your child’s day a little sweeter – and healthier! Fresh fruit and creamy yogurt are just what the doctor ordered!

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