Therapeutic Winter Play Activities

My girls stay stuffed up pretty much all cold and flu season.  Adding eucalyptus into your Winter play is fabulous for soothing sick kids.  Eucalyptus is known to decongest, sooth, and open up the airways.  Here are seven ways we have found to add eucalyptus into our Winter play!

Therapeutic Winter PLAY
Therapeutic Winter PLAY activities

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Soothing Eucalyptus Paint
This paint lets kids create as they they decongest

Soothing eucalyptus paint is easy to make and perfect for the colder months

Sensory play is soothing, but this takes it to a whole other level

Eucalyptus Sensory Rice - great for soothing sick kids

Soothing Therapeutic Play Dough
This play dough is great for little ones under the weather and will have them feeling better in no time!

Eucalyptus play dough recipe

Rain Forest Sensory Bath
With soothing eucalyptus water; Great for just before bedtime

Bath time fun

Eucalyptus Cloud Dough

Cloud dough recipe

Cloud dough is one of our favorite sensory materials.  It is simple to make, lasts indefinitely, and there are so many different variations of the original recipe. We have made several but this is one of the most soothing! 

Eucalyptus Cloud Dough Recipe
  • 7 cups of flour
  • 3/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • Eucalyptus essential oil
  • Optional:  1/4 cup of green powdered tempera paint or crushed chalk (if green color is desired)

If you desire a green color mix the green powdered paint or crushed chalk into the flour.  Add the vegetable oil and a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil.  Mix well!  Play & Heal!


If you don't have eucalyptus essential oil  it can be found in most major stores in either the bath, medicine, or wellness section.  It can also be purchased online here.  

 This is the eucalyptus essential oil we have.  It is under $4 and has lasted us since last Winter!

I hope these therapeutic activities are fun and soothing for your little ones this Winter!

Activities to sooth sick kids- Eucalyptus

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