#CommitToCare Digital Care Package
Times may be tough right now, but the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is here for you and your family. We may not be able to be together in person, but we asked a few of our pals from our Imaginary Friend Society to send this digital care package to you and the children in your life as part of our commitment to care.
Show us how you and your family use the Digital Care Package at home by posting on social media with the hashtag #CommitToCare and learn about all the other ways you can send the gift of care at curethekids.org/commit-to-care.
Hi there! I’m Charlie and this is my friend Roger. We wanted to introduce you to some of our favorite friends in the Imaginary Friend Society -- friends that talk about feelings. Sometimes it’s hard to tell someone what you are feeling. Feelings are OK, though, and you should never be scared to share them. Listen to what some of our other friends want to share with you about feelings.
Hello hello!! This is your friend Bob here from Imaginary Friend Society headquarters. I was just hanging out in our Fun and Games Department, and someone reminded me that we should share our fun and games with YOU!
Do you have to stay home right now? Are you looking for something fun to do and are running out of ideas? We put our brains together and came up with some cool ideas we want to share with you:
Heroes at Home
Thanks for the intro, Bob! I’m Uni the Unicorn, and I love to play games. When I was sick and had to have special medicine, my doctors and nurses were my superheroes, taking care of me with their special powers. Now, while we have to stay home and keep others safe, we are the superheroes for someone else.
One of my favorite things to do is dress up like a superhero with things around the house. You should try it! Get a pillowcase for a cape, a bowl for your helmet, an adult’s boots for extra power or a garbage can lid for your shield. Be creative! Most importantly, be yourself! Once you are ready to go, have the adult in your home share a picture showing you #CommitToCare for others by being a Hero at Home. Don’t forget to tell us what your superpower is!
Mr. Spike’s Squishy Soap and Songs
WOOHOO!! Time to attack the germs away with squishy soap! I’m Mr. Spike, the RoboDino, and I’m here with my friend Dakota, who is a PBTF Star kid. Washing your hands isn’t just important, it can also be fun if you use your imagination! Which is why I asked Dakota to share with YOU her recipe for soap to make at home with an adult.
When you wash your hands, don’t forget to scrub for 20 seconds. Singing songs like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, your ABCs, and the Happy Birthday song is a great way to pass the time. Here are a few other songs Dakota and I like to sing while playing – I mean washing our hands – with squishy soap:
- Baby Shark: You can always sing along with this song. Choose a different “Shark” each time you sing it! Always start with Baby Shark and then try Grandpa Shark or Teacher Shark.
- Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands: Wash away those germs before you eat!
- If You're Happy and You Know It: This time WASH your hands instead of clapping them.
- Wash Your Hands: Sing along with your friend Doc McStuffins.
Merlinda’s Coloring Corner
It’s Merlinda here one more time! WOW! My friends shared some great ways you can have fun when you’re at home with your family. But if you’re like me, sometimes you just want to sit by yourself and color or paint.
Well, I have a gift for you! Here are a couple of coloring pages featuring a few more of my friends. All you have to do is have an adult download and print one or more of the pages, and then you can bring them to life with your favorite colors.
I hope you stay strong out there and remember all of us here at the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation care about you!
Every day, 13 children and teens are diagnosed with a brain tumor. Every day after, they are in a fight for their life. Although we are having to adjust to an ever-changing landscape because of COVID-19, the needs of kids with brain tumors do not change. Donate today to help these children and families in crisis, as well as fund research at top medical institutions to find a cure.