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Create your own bug

What to do

Design your very own COVID bug! Ask your child to create their own version of the virus, deciding what it looks like and what it does. Use whatever craft materials you have at home to give their bug a colour, shape, habitat and personality.  

You could use Lego, empty boxes, things in the garden or simply do a drawing of what it looks like.  

Support from the Play team

“By designing their own bug, children get a sense of control back, which is so important during times of uncertainty and change. We use this technique a lot in the hospital when supporting children and young people because it helps them understand what’s happening in their bodies and visualise what’s going on around them. We often use metaphor and characters to help describe what’s going on.” 

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