Thanks to Candy for writing in with more ideas about ways to pass the time when little ones are in the hospital or home sick. She shared:
My 4yo nephew just spent some time in a double hip spica cast and one thing that helped him was putting his favorite doll in similar bandages (iv bandaids, cast, ect.) and give him a little doctor kit. That way he could care for someone and feel in control for a change. Another thing are those little travel watercolor kits that are made for adults with a water brush (a brush that has the water right in the barrel, no need for messy spillable cups). The pigments are bright and satisfying and the cleanup is perfect for a hospital setting.
Great ideas! We have some of those watercolor pen brushes and they would be perfect. I also love the idea of giving kids their own little patients to care for. Thanks Candy! I hope your nephew is doing much better too.