Memory Game+Third $100 CVS Giveaway

posted on: Thursday, March 7, 2013


A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how I try to keep my kids healthy during the winter months.
And then I wrote another post with a fun recipe to make when my kids have the sick day blues.
Let's just face it.
When it's winter time the "sick day blues" happen more than once.
There are only so many movies you can watch and books you can read.
Eventually you need a fun activity to do inside.
And preferably one that takes up a nice amount of time.
So how about a fun little activity that includes a craft PLUS a game at the end.
(I have to give full credit for this activity to my sister and mom.
They helped the kids make the first round of Memory cards while I was in the hospital having Eloise!)
My kids love to create.
Especially with paper and crayons.
So this activity was right up their alley!
I've found that they will sit and color for even longer when I give them a project to work towards.

We began by cutting squares of paper.
Then I gave each kid two squares with instructions to create the same picture on both pieces of paper.
Emma had no problem recreating her picture twice.
Colt on the other hand is my free spirit and had a hard time making the same thing twice.
He was all about adding extra doodles
And that was just fine!

Once they had finished creating the game pieces we turned the papers over.
The paper that we used and had on hand was plain white computer paper.
Some of the images that we drew showed through a bit so we drew lines on the back of each paper to disguise the images a bit.
Next time we will try to use card stock paper to prevent the images from showing through.
Once we had finished our cards it was time to play our game of Memory!
The activity as a whole from start to finish took up most of our morning.
A little arts and crafts time plus game time 
makes the "sick day blues" disappear around here.
And when they need just a little extra help in feeling better I make sure to use Children's Mucinex!
Good good stuff I tell ya.
It makes their congestion disappear.
And when their little noses aren't stuffed up it makes for a much happier kid.
And a happy kid equals a happy mama over here
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(This is my third and final $100 CVS Gift Card Giveaway from Children's Mucinex.  Even if you've entered the other two giveaways you're still eligible to enter this third one!)
Would you like a chance to win a $100 CVS gift card?

Let me know...
“What is your favorite game to play 
with your kids when they're sick?”

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103 comments:

  1. My kids are still a little too small for most games but we have brought out hungry, hungry hippo before and they loved that:)

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  2. We paint when my son is sick

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  3. We like to play Uno.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  4. My kids love playing Chutes & Ladders when they are having down time.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  5. Great idea!!! We were just playing Memory this afternoon! :)

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  6. Oh we love all games! I have a wide range of ages so it's really hard to find a game that we can all play together. My oldest and I love to play scrabble together.

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  7. I have a wide variety of ages so it's really hard to find a game we can all play together. My oldest and I love playing Scrabble together.

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  8. we love playing UNO.

    blogging2blog @ gmail dot com

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  9. We like to play Monopoly

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  10. Our favorite game to play is Hi Ho Cherry-o! :)

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  11. I love the make-your-own memory game idea! We love to play Blokus, Uno and of course, play-do is always a hit whether we are sick or well!
    hitchedathenrysathotmaildotcom

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  12. I love the make-your-own memory game idea! We love to play Blokus, Uno and of course, play-do is always a hit whether we are sick or well!
    hitchedathenrysathotmaildotcom

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  13. We like to play Monopoly together, my son is only four so just getting to understand the concept of rules

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  14. we build a fort and play go fish inside
    dtdady at gmail dot com

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  15. Snails Pace Race was a favorite at our house.

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  16. We read a lot and definitely tons of snuggles! And Angry Birds on our Roku is a favorite here.

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  17. We play UNO attack! My daughter loves it!

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  18. Can how many Disney Movies can we watch in a row count as a game? HAHA! Otherwise while they are sick we read LOTS of books and color. This last time I busted open hungry hungry hippos and that was fun!

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  19. I'm having my first baby in June, so I loved reading all these comments from other moms! Great ideas for future sick days!

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  20. My son is totally into matching games as well. I was home sick with him yesterday and we played a Cars matching game about 10 times! My daughter likes to play tea and princess.
    Thank you for the opportunity!!!

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  21. We love to play number matching games to practice our counting!

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  22. My little one really likes puzzles these days, so puzzles of all kinds it is! I've even hidden puzzle pieces around the house and had her search for them first, then complete the puzzle once they've all been found. That extra step stretches her too-easy toddler puzzles a bit more, offering more fun for a big girl :)

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  23. We play Old Maid. It's not too involved but gets her mind off of being sick for a bit.

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  24. We play Old Maid. It's not too involved but gets her mind off of being sick for a bit.

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  25. We play go fish or pick up stix.

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  26. I don't have any children, but with my neice and nephews we like the "I'm thinking of..." game

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  27. We do lots and lots of puzzles! We also bring out the dollar store coloring books and spend the day coloring different pictures for our family members.

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  28. skip-bo junior!
    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. candyland game debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  30. I don't have kids, but my mom used to read to me when I was little or bring me coloring books, when I was older she made sure I had books to snuggle with.
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I do not have kids either, but my dad was a stay at home dad and we would play cards a lot. :) Always a booster-upper!

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  32. I have a sick 5 year old right now, and the game we're playing is called "build a structure using ALL the Legos". We have about a million Legos, so this is very time consuming :)
    Hanna
    Fantasticafternoon at yahoo dot com

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  33. We love to watch videos snuggled under covers or playing hide in seek from bed. Hiding in the room.

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  34. We play Richard Scarry Busy Town

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  35. When I was younger, I wanted SO badly to learn my multiplication tables. So when I was sick, I watched School House Rock multiplication over and over! It worked!

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  36. watching veggie tales is all we do so far since mine is so young!

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  37. We just usually play cars or watch movies when my boy is sick!

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  38. We like to color and watch TV.
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  39. We play role-playing games with my toddler's Little People princesses. She gets even more attached to them than usual when she's sick!

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  40. We play Othello a lot lately, and did recently when my stepson was sick.
    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  41. We play Go Fish a lot when they are sick so they don't have to get out of bed.

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  42. My son loves playing checkers.

    hillesha@gmail.com

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  43. We color in coloring books or watch a movie.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  44. My kids like to play go fish.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  45. They like to play Memory and watching funny movies
    Cathy Truman
    kbtruman(at)att(dot)net

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  46. We play Crazy Eights.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  47. We love to play Candyland and Guess Who!! they were my favs when I was a kid and now the kids favs too!

    stefanie.gladden(at)gmail.com

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  48. We just snuggle in on the couch and watch movies.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  49. break the ice
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  50. Reading a book keeps her happy.

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  51. We like low energy games like tic tac toe or hang man.

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  52. We usually watch a few extra episodes of whatever her current favorite is or read. Mostly I get extra cuddles! She is just starting to learn games and hasn't been sick recently (which is a good thing!)
    ash0105@hotmail.com

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  53. We love to play Candyland & the game of Life!

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  54. My kiddos love to use their sidewalk chalk (weather permitting) and playdough when they're not up for running around.

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  55. My kiddos like to use their sidewalk chalk (weather permitting) and playdough when they're not up to running around on sick days.

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  56. Puzzles! We have a big plastic tub full and we throw all of the pillows and blankets on the floor to lay on while we work on the puzzles together. Relaxing and fun when my kids aren't feeling so great.

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  57. She loves to play Candyland when she's not feeling well

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  58. They like to play easy card games like go fish.
    Thank you.

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  59. We usually play card games like Go fish and War :)

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  60. My toddler loves building blocks.

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  61. the kids like to play old maid when they are under the weather.

    teechbiz at gmail dot com

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  62. My son loves to play Go Fish when we have sick days.

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  63. uno
    Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on gfc

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  64. It was always Candyland, my daughter loved that game

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  65. When my chidren are sick, our favorite game to play is GoFish.

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  66. Candyland and Chutes and Ladders
    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  67. Pin the tail on the donkey.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  68. The game Uno Attack.
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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  69. My granddaughter likes to play Connect Four.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  70. We play memory or candyland!
    jenklaassen at gmail dot com

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  71. My sons love to play scrabble
    Diane baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  72. they like to play uno - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  73. The game we like to play on sick days is Candyland.

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  74. My daughter doesn't like to play games when she's sick. If I could get her to play a game it would probably be something you don't have to think much about like Uno or Trouble.
    asketcher2 at hotmail.com

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  75. MONOPOLY... IT'S A FAV! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  76. We play all sorts of card games or monopoly.

    brat52101 at yahoo dot com

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  77. We love to create popcorn jewelry.

    ccboobooy at gmail dot com

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  78. She likes to play her DS when she is sick

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com

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  79. Cribbage was always a hit at our house. Kids could add 15-2, 15-4 and a pair are 8. 9&6, 5&5&2&3, 1&4&10. (don't tell them it was educational)

    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  80. A warm bath & Hot Chicken Noodle Soup. kari_944(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. Our favorite game is "I'm Thinking Of...." It's a guessing game and my daughter
    usually zooms right in on what I'd been thinking about after just a few questions. :-)
    Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

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  82. We like to play bingo.
    aleksnearing gmail com

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  83. coloring books/sticker books & watching TV in bed!
    wendywynsma@gmail.com

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  84. My kids love uno!
    cmarquez482@outlook.com

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  85. My daughter likes playing Candyland and Chutes and Ladders

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  86. We liked to play Monopoly and Connect 4.

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  87. Games are tough with mine, but a 3DS is great (I get to watch the funny faces).

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  88. My 6 year old loves to play Old Maid and make up her own card games wilcarvic
    [at]gmail[dot[com]]

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