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eeBoo Tell Me a Story Cards How do we get through sick days? Lots of stories; lots of games. And now eeBoo Tell Me a Story Cards, which combine the two beautifully.

We have been a house full of sick people. Not too fun. But Maia’s back in school today and I’m starting to feel like a normal person again.

Daphne was the first to get sick, which means that I still had the energy to carry her in the sling, which is what she seems to need when she’s sick. By the time Daphne was better, Maia was sick and then me.

Maia slept through her first, feverish day of illness, but after that she wanted to play games, read books, do puzzles, and watch movies — all of our traditional sick-kid activities. We usually cover the sofa with a sheet, bring out a pillow and blanket, pull up a chair or table for tea, kleenex, etc and make the sofa our sick-kid headquarters.

Storytelling with eeBoo Tell Me a Story Cards

We spent a lot of time telling silly, rambling stories together using these eeBoo Tell Me a Story cards. Aren’t the cards beautiful? They’re illustrated by Melissa Sweet, just like our counting bird wall cards. There are a few ways to tell the stories, according to the instructions, but we chose the back and forth version that had us each continuing the story where the other left off, using the cards as visual prompts.

This set is called Mystery in the Forest, but there are a few other versions as well. I want them all now! They are so fun. Also, just an aside—I thought they’d be regular card size, but they’re actually larger (3 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches) which I like.

Here are some of the other eeBoo Tell Me a Story Cards

eeBoo Tell Me a Story Cards Collection

What are your sick-kid routines? Have you tried these story cards?

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  • Reply
    jen at
    September 9, 2010 at 11:49 am

    we have the same story cards – we have two sets. one about a forest and one that’s more fairy tale oriented. (to lazy to go upstairs right now and look at the titles of them – hee hee.) we LOVE them!!!

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    September 9, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Around here sick babies get to be on a “couch bed” with a “chair table”, and watch tv as they please. Sometimes they also like warm baths, being held, and sang to.
    Those cards look like a great idea. So pretty.

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    September 9, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    oh i love those. adding to wish list now!

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    September 9, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I love the counting birds. My friend has them in her daughter’s room. We have two different alphabet sets for our kids. I can’t wait to find the story cards!

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    Scented Sweetpeas
    September 9, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Hope you all feel better soon – love that story telling card idea.

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    September 9, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Hope everyone feels better soon, being sick is the worst as a mom because you still have to take care of everyone and nobody makes the couch bed for you! :)
    We get 7up when we are sick around here.

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    September 9, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    ooohf, we always get sick like a game of tag or dominoes. i’m always grateful i can take care of people when they’re sick, but of course by the time my turn comes they’re all ready to run and play again! get well soon. well, soon enough. laying low can be good, too.

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    Jean Van't Hul
    September 9, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    They’re great, aren’t they? The fairy tale one looks like fun. Although I think Maia would like any of them. She’s been asking about robots a lot lately…

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    Jean Van't Hul
    September 9, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Sounds a lot like what are family does, especially the couch bed and chair table! That’s what I had as a child, too.

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    Jean Van't Hul
    September 9, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    We don’t have any alphabet cards, but maybe I’ll get a set for Daphne at some point. I love them!

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