The Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy Department receives many phone calls from groups who are not sure what types of activities are acceptable or successful with hospitalized children.
We recommend the following activities:
Supplies for these activities can be found at arts and crafts stores such as Michael’s, Pearl, Frank’s, Christmas Tree Shop or A.C. Moore. Individuals are required to bring all the supplies necessary for the activity they will facilitate. As it is often difficult for staff to identify exactly how many children will participate on any given day, please be prepared to have enough supplies for approximately 25 children.
If you have questions about any of these activities or have ideas of your own that you would like to ask about, please contact the Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy Department at (215) 590-2001.