Easy peasy waiting room activity

I just recently had a volunteer assigned to my department which I am very excited about! By having a volunteer, I can now engage patients with fun activities that can help normalize the environment & beat the boredom while they wait. One activity that I put together is a simple “greeting cards” craft.

– construction paper
– markers
– foam stickers

encourage patients to create a greeting card for a loved one, their doctor, their nurse, their child life specialist ;), or another patient!


I was recently inspired by one of my previous posts with this band-aid art idea. My twist however was that the children who made these “get well cards” could either keep them or leave them with me and I’d take it to a patient in the hospital. It was a great hit! Children and teens of all ages came by to make some and even some parents! It was very fun to see how creative children can be with medical supplies.

Things I used for this craft:
– band aids
– gauze
– construction paper
– glue
– googly eyes
– markers

Shake! Shake! Shake! With so many plastic easter eggs in stores now, this would be such a fun craft to do with your little one – Maracas! (They can also be a good transition into celebrating Cinco de Mayo.)

Source: http://www.danamadeit.com/2012/04/tutorial-easter-egg-maracas-for-cinco-de-mayo.html#comment-92400