Friday, 20 May 2022

10 fun things kids can do with a broken arm.

Hey readers, 

A week ago my son decided to brake his arm, how inconvenient ;). So, it can be quite challenging to lose control of your arm and it does make you think of how much you do take for granted in terms of what you do with your arms.

 So, it got me thinking of some fun but safe things kids can do with a broken arm, as believe it or not there still are some stuff that is achievable and you can see that by my list down below.  

10 fun things kids can do with a broken Arm.

Fun things kids can do with a broken arm. 

1. Books.

You can't go wrong with trusted books and is a great opportunity to catch up on books that you want to read. Of course, it can be tricky at first but with fingers, you can slowly turn pages and if you have a reader then that may be of use also. 

2. Films. 

A safe activity to do with a broken arm is films because you can relax with your arm on the sofa with a fun film or if you feel flush with cash you could go to the cinema and check out the latest blockbuster. 

3. Games console

You can play games on game consoles with a broken arm but you are limited to less vigorous type games that require less action in both hands such as Minecraft or The Sims. Slower placed games don't require lots of forceful movement in the hand.

4. Board games.

Board games are a lifesaver such as Monopoly, double, Uno, charades... you get the gist are a god-sent because kids board and frustrated so board games can really help keep kids entertained and have fun with the family. 

5. Listen to music.

If your kids love music then this may be the one and even better than that turn on youtube and get the lyrics to the song so your kid can sing their heart out to their favourite tunes. 

6. Do a jigsaw puzzle. 

A jigsaw puzzle is another option as it is a relaxing activity that can take you time and doesn't take a lot of physical strain. 

7. Go for a walk. 

It can be very frustrating having a broken arm as it can limit you and stop you from doing the normal fun things you want to do. So sometimes a walk to get some fresh air can really help clear the head

8. Colour or draw. 

 A relaxing activity to do is drawing or colour. If you are not that confident sometimes just copying a tutorial on Youtube can be a fun way to learn especially drawing something like your favourite character in Minecraft say. There are plenty of colouring-in books on the market and it is something that you can do on your own or do with an adult which is a calming affair. 

9. Make a list of things you want to do when your cast comes off. 

Now for something a little bit different to the usual suspects and that would be to use up that free space on your cast and write all the things that you want to do once you are free from the cast. 

10. Visit a museum.  

If you are feeling frustrated at home due to restricted movements then why not check out your local museum as they often have free openings where you see collections and it is another great way to get out of the four walls. 

Have I missed out on any activity that you think is worth mentioning that is suitable for a child to do when they have a broken arm? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X



  1. Thankfully we've not experience broken anything with my son, although I had a leg cast for 4 weeks after a knee op, and that was pre-smartphones/pre-wifi. Luckily I did still have work to go in for otherwise it would have been very boring.

  2. Aww! Bless him. I hope he doesn't have the cast on for too long. My youngest girls friend has a pot on his arm at the moment and it hasn't stopped him doing anything yet apart from swimming. lol He was out today still playing football. x

  3. Oh poor little man! I hope he's doing OK. Fab list of ideas, it's surprising how we take things for granted when we lose the use of something. x

  4. Oh, I've never thought about this. I guess it must become a hinderance. We can now pay extra for a waterproof one so you can get wet - not sure if you can actually swim tho because I don't see how you'd get the movement you need....#Dreamteam

  5. Oh no, the poor thing. How is he doing? Broken arms aren't fun, but you've come up with a fab list of things to keep him entertained! I agree - colouring and drawing can be very relaxing. Thank you for joining us for the #DreamTeam x

  6. Sorry to hear your son broke his arm, hope he recovers soon and the activities make the time pass more nicely for him.
    Thanks for linking with #pocolo

  7. Hope your son isn't in too much pain. I suppose it depends whether it affects your writing hand as this could restrict you more, plus if your hobbies include sport or playing a musical instrument! Thanks for linking up with #DreamTeam