Activities that support CARD

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This page contains a series of links to activities and games that support the different strategies of the CARD system.

Key points

  • The CARD system can be used to provide a more positive vaccination experience for both you and your child.
  • Have your child play the online interactive CARD game for kids to help them learn strategies to improve their vaccination experience.
  • Using activities such as search and find games, colouring pages, connect the dots and mazes can help to distract your child before and during vaccination.

Some children feel anxious or afraid of vaccinations, but there are things they can do to help reduce the pain, fear and anxiety associated with vaccination. This page includes a series of links to activities and games that support the different strategies of the CARD system (Comfort, Ask, Relax, Distract). Your child can use these before and during vaccination to have a more positive experience. To learn more about CARD, go to CardSystem.ca.

Download these resources so that you can help your child have a better vaccination experience:

The CARD game for kids

CARD game for kids (Immunize Canada)
Your child can play this interactive online game to learn how to play their CARDs. They will learn about different strategies to help them cope with the pain, fear and anxiety associated with vaccination.

CARD search and find poster

Search and find poster
Help your child identify and find different types of coping items on this colourful poster. These are all items your child could use before and during their vaccination to help them have a better experience.

CARD colouring pages

Colouring pages
Use these colouring pages to get to know better the characters from the CARD game for kids. Your child can colour Coco the cat, Android the robot, Rex the T-Rex and Doodle the dog. Use these colouring pages to help distract your child before and during their vaccination.

CARD connect the dots

Connect the dots
Use these connect the dots pages to get to know better the characters from the CARD game for kids. Your child can connect the dots to discover Coco the cat, Android the robot, Rex the T-Rex and Doodle the dog. Use these connect the dots pages to help distract your child before and during their vaccination.

CARD maze activities

Mazes
Your child can help Coco the cat find her way through the mazes to where her friends are waiting for her. Use this activity to help distract your child before or during their vaccination.

CARD character cards

Character cards
These cards feature Coco the cat, Android the robot, Rex the T-Rex and Doodle the dog. Your child can use them to help play their cards during their vaccination.

Last updated: March 22nd 2023