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We have four kids… so to say that we got to the doctor’s office often is an understatement. Between ear infections, colds and boo-boos, we make our way to the office at least once every few weeks.  These activities when waiting at the Doctor’s Office will hopefully help you!

A boy sitting at a counter with his head resting on his hand looking up with text above him.

Now imagine this: Four kids, two adults (the Dr. and me) in a tiny office room. Not a good combo when these kids are 8, 6, 4, 2 and full of energy!

Here are a few ways to keep the kids busy at the Doctor’s office (or anywhere, for that matter)
1- Use your technology!  We use our Huawei Smart phone anytime that I want to keep the kids busy and quiet.  I have picked this smartphone, specifically, because all four kids can play on an app or watch it at the same time (it has a really big screen and the battery lasts up to 60 hours!). We take it everywhere with us because it is so easy for them to use and share!

A close up of a cell pone in a woman\'s hands.

2- Play I-Spy with the kids. I spy, with my little eye, something purple.
BE 2

3- Play Doctor. We can’t go to the Doctor’s office without putting one at least one “Doctor Glove” and using a tongue depresser to pretend to be a Doctor.
10 activities at the dr.

4- Homework! This is a great time to catch up on homework. I bring a clipboard for each child and I put their homework on it. For the younger kids, I just clip a blank sheet of paper on it and they draw.
homework at doctor's office

5- Use crayons and make a masterpiece of of the table paper. (That roll of paper that they put on the table to keep it clean). We use the piece of paper that is already on the table. I divide it (with crayons lines) into fourths and the kids each draw. They love to sit on the table to do this.  I just bring my Crayon-roll-up:
crayon rollup 3

6- Bring Pipecleaners. A handful of pipecleaners will keep the kids busy, creating, for quite a while!
pipe 6

7- Have a freeze-dance party. Turn on music (not too loud) and either let the kids dance, or having a “freeze-off” (where you will push pause on your Huawei every 30 seconds or so, and they have to pause in their crazy dance position)
dance like no one is watching

8- Read a book. Our Doctor’s office has baskets of books. When I read a book to the kids, they stop what they are doing to listen to the story.
sweet  little girl with mother reading book

9- Play this game where the kids keep adding to the story. Teach them patience. Overall, use these opportunities to teach the kids the value of patience. Teach them to sit and play quietly.

10- Watch a movie. Use the Huawei Smartphone to watch a movie. With the large screen you can just put it on the table and prop it up and let the kids sit or stand to watch the movie. (You can download movies or get an app) With the 60 hour battery power, it is not going to die in the middle of a movie (yay!)

A cell phone playing a child\'s movie on it.

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PS- Keep these snacks in your purse- they are easy to take anywhere!

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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