Infant-Age 3

Mobiles 

Hand-held infant toys 

Cloth balls to throw and catch

Bubbles 

Puppets 

Listen to music and dance with arms

Books and videos 

Mirrors 

Play gyms 

Ride in wagon with sides 

Age 4-6

Face painting 

Cars, trucks and action figures

Felt board 

Flashlights 

Casio piano 

Baggie painting (squish finger paints in Ziplock bags) 

Silly string 

Decorate casts with markers/stickers

Magnetic boards, Magnadoodle 

Age 7-13

Beanbag toss 

Remote control cars 

Hand-held electronic games 

Make mobiles to decorate ceiling

Use easels for art and school projects 

Draw with chalk, Colorforms, Etch-a-Sketch

Let child help schedule daily activities 

Plan an imaginary trip (include props and costumes) 

Create a scrapbook 

Nerf basketball and darts with strings attached for retrieving 

Make birdseed “ornaments” (peanut butter & birdseed on pinecones) to hang outside child’s window 

Get a pet fish to observe 

Age 13 and older

Easel for school or art projects

Access to telephone to call friends

Letter writing 

Make friendship bracelets

Crossword and word puzzles 

Fabric paint large T-shirt to wear over cast

Diary, journal or scrapbook 

Videos /books/electronic games 

Laptop computer 

Decorate cast 

Dry erase boards and markers

Calendar 

Ceramics 

Audio record stories/singing (own voice)

Walkie Talkie 

Invite friends to play 

Some things that work as easels

  • A bed tray with a flip top
  • Crayola’s portable table top easel 
  • Easels designed for use on beds (ask nurse)  

This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice of your health care providers. If you have any questions, talk with your doctor or others on your health care team.