Activities & Games


Ben’s Game/Giant Bomb

  • Ben’s Game was created by Ben Duskin, a young leukemia survivor, with assistance from video game designer, Eric Johnston, and support from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  • Ben’s Game is available for free via download.
  • Players (or “Heros”) must battle mutating cells and monsters with an arsenal of weapons in order to collect the seven shields that protect against some of the side effects of cancer. The hero’s power base is supported with “health, “ammo,” and “attitude.”
  • Every hero is a winner!

The Cancer Game

  • A simple but fun game in which a T-cell battles cancer cells through five levels.

Re-Mission: A game for young people with cancer

  • The game is rated “T” for teens.
  • The game is free. It can either be downloaded or ordered through the website.
  • In this incredibly graphic and intense game, the player assumes the role of “Roxxi,” a Nanobot, who fights malignant cancer cells in young patients with different kinds of cancer.
  • The development of this game was a collaborative effort between scientific and medical consultants and video game designers and animators.
  • Re-Mission was designed to help empower children fighting cancer. HopeLab researchers studied the effects of playing Re-Mission and positive results were found.

Arthur of PBS Kids

  • This link offers suggestions to help you stay busy in the waiting room. For example, some activities involve using your imagination and thinking skills.


Origami Club

  • Origami projects are organized by categories.
  • The projects are rated according to level of difficulty (very easy to very difficult).
  • Directions are given in two formats: diagram and animation.

Origami Instructions

  • This site provides easy-to-follow instructions for paper-folding activities.

Fill in the blank stories

Wacky Web Tales

  • This link is recommended for children in 3rd grade or older.
  • Younger kids can enjoy this site too, with the help of an adult.
  • Fill in the blank spaces. Your words will then be incorporated into a “Wacky Web Tale.”
  • There are about one hundred story titles from which to choose.

It’s a Fun World

  • Fill in the blank spaces to create silly stories.
  • This site features a guide for each word requested. A brief description of each kind of word is given as the cursor moves over the blank spaces.

Mad Takes

  • Fill in the blank spaces to create silly stories.
  • There are one hundred eighty-eight story titles from which to choose

Arts and Crafts

  • Only a few crafts are listed, but they are very simple and fun.
  • The crafts require very basic materials that may be easily accessible.

Enchanted Learning

  • This site offers hundreds of craft activities that can be found in different indexes.
  • The indexes are organized alphabetically, by themes, by materials such as drinking straws, balloons, and paper plates, and by holidays that also include additional information and worksheets.
  • Pictures are used to identify categories and provide a visual model for each project.

DLTK’s Crafts for Kids

  • This site features thousands of crafts organized by themes and needed supplies.
  • In addition to craft projects, the site offers theme based and/or personalized activities, calendars, bookmarks, award certificates, poems, songs, recipes, coloring pages, banners, free clip art, printable worksheets, and more.
  • The site also links to other sites for additional educational, informational, and theme-based resources, materials, activities, and crafts.

Disney Family

  • This link offers simple activities and games for all ages.
  • Many activities do not require any supplies while some may involve items easily found in the hospital or at home.

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