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Re: Activity ideas for 5 yr. old recuperating from surgery

@Novemberbaby  I'm afraid I have no activity suggestions & you've gotten some terrific ones here, but I do have prayers & healing thoughts for your dear grandson.  🌻

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Re: Activity ideas for 5 yr. old recuperating from surgery

Prayers to your little guy!  He may just want to be read to!  My grandchildren love when I read them books.

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Re: Activity ideas for 5 yr. old recuperating from surgery

Blessings to you and your grandson.....and family.  I like lolakimono's idea about  buying a lot of small presents, wrapping them and letting him have something to open, every day, or two per day. 

 

A lot of good ideas here. 

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Re: Activity ideas for 5 yr. old recuperating from surgery

At first he may mostly just want company to read to him and watch tv with him. As he feels like using his arms, he will still most appreciate company to play with him. Art materials, a boogie board for playing tic tac toe ( available at Amazon and inexpensive) and drawing, small characters like superheroes, ninja turtles that he can play with on the bed and an iPad with awesome apps like Leo's Pad and others will be great. 

 

An ipad pad in the hospital would be wonderful as some hospitals use them to keep kids calm and distracted just before surgery. 

 

Good luck and my best wishes for the improved health he will have after he heals.

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Re: Activity ideas for 5 yr. old recuperating from surgery

Movies

Books

Stuffed animal

Building set

Coloring book and crayons

Puzzles

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Re: Activity ideas for 5 yr. old recuperating from surgery

Aww, poor little guy.  Hope everything turns out okay and he doesn't have too have of a time.

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Great suggestions - puzzles are a great way to pass the time recuperating.

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Re: Activity ideas for 5 yr. old recuperating from surgery

@Novemberbaby

I like @@Lolakimono ideas or wrapping the little items and also @SisterGoldenHair trays that have the sides on them. 

My prayers go out to your grandson and your family.

Please, when you have time let us know of his progress❤️

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Re: Activity ideas for 5 yr. old recuperating from surgery

Thank you everyone for the great ideas! Some things he has but lots of new ideas! Thanks for all the kind words and for prayers! I believe in the power of prayers!

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Re: Activity ideas for 5 yr. old recuperating from surgery

I have nothing to add to the good suggestions here, but do want to say I hope all goes well for your grandson.  Please give an update when you can. 

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Re: Activity ideas for 5 yr. old recuperating from surgery


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