Telehealth Activity: Hatchimals

Hatchimals are a popular line of children’s toys. There are many different lines, and some come with books and backstories. Many of my clients have collections of Hatchimals and follow the various YouTubers who create content about the toys.

A lot of kids have previously brought their Hatchimals into my office, or have shown me their Hatchimals during online scavenger hunts with telehealth. I recently found an online flash game based on these toys and thought I would try it out in a telehealth session. (If that website gives you trouble, you can also play here!)

Hatchimals Maker

The easiest way to demonstrate this game was with a video walkthrough, so here’s how you can play this game, along with some tips for incorporating your client’s treatment goals and making the activity therapeutic:

Hatchimals Maker Demonstration Video

So, there you have it: Hatchimals are both therapeutic and available for telehealth interventions! What other toys have your clients brought to sessions that could be incorporated into their needs and treatment goals?


Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. She completed her internship at the National Psychology Training Consortium with specializations in assessment and rural mental health. Currently, she specializes in trauma-informed and neurodiversity-affirming care, and she is certified in telemental health. Dr. Marschall runs a private practice, RMH Therapy, where she provides individual and family therapy as well as psychological assessments across the lifespan. Dr. Amy Marschall is an author and professional speaker.