Re: Activities for 4 year old with broken arm...
07-08-2013 02:15 PM
Sound like mommy needs a break! Sorry to hear about your son's arm.
A four year old boy is a handful without the broken arm We haven't had any broken bones so I haven't had to deal with this but I will put my thinking cap on and see what I can come up with.
First, did you paint his cast? It might be fun for him to try and paint it or get some fancy duct tape and wrap it, something to keep him busy for 10 minutes and have a little fun.
Although they make great casts now that are waterproof, I'm not sure he has one or you are up for any water activities. If he does have a water proof one, swim with him at a local pool for a few hours. This makes kids pretty tired and he may settle down easier once he is home.
You could pick up a few board games like candyland and play that with him. Finger painting is fun and easy. Ask him to make as many animals as he can using his hand print.
Crank up the music and have a dance off. I bet he will teach you a few new moves
Talk to your doctor about giving him childrens pain reliever so he sleeps better at night.