This week in our toddler/preschool co-op class we talked about doctors and nurses. The kids dressed up like doctors, took each other’s blood pressure, and listened to hearts. We also did some fun doctor-theme crafts and projects.
Our main book was a bit unconventional for a doctor theme, but it was the only one I had on hand. I figured it mentioned both a doctor and a nurse, so it would work! This actually turned out to be a great pick to introduce our topic. Since it is a short book, I read it first, then I told the kids that it is a song. So we went through the book again while I taught them the song. They loved it and soon could repeat portions of the book with me!
I always divide our group in half after our story-time. Half of the group played a doctor-themed shadow match game, worked on tracing practice, and played with the doctor dress-up costume.
I laminated the tracing pages and figured out that regular crayons work just like dry-erase crayons on this laminating paper. (These tracing pages and the shadow-match game are from the Doctor and Nurses Preschool Pack from Homeschool Creations.)
The other half of the group worked on making their own doctor kit. I borrowed this doctor kit craft idea from Jolanthe—I thought it was so clever!
Before class I made the doctor bags from construction paper. Then the kids glued various items into their kit.
I printed some of the items from the Doctor & Nurses preschool pack and used them in here (the Bible verse and the medicine bottle). Then we added some cotton balls, Q-tips, tongue depress0r (I only had foam ones on hand) and a band-aid. They turned out so cute!
I made this to easily print-off and use on the front of our kit. Feel free to use it.