Thursday, March 10, 2011

Toddlers and Preschool Doctor and Nurses Day

playing doctor

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.

ladywith thealligatorpurse

The Lady with the Alligator Purse

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!

drmatchgame

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.

drtracingpractice

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.)

drkit

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!

drkit2

Before class I made the doctor bags from construction paper.  Then the kids glued various items into their kit.

drkitinside 

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!

doctorkit 

I made this to easily print-off and use on the front of our kit. Feel free to use it.

Other Doctor and Nurse Resources:
Doctor and Nurse coloring page
Doctor and Nurse Preschool Pack

Linking to:
stART : A Mommy's Adventures
Read. Learn. Explore.
Preschool Corner

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5 Comments:

Blogger Shannon said...

Those doctor kits are precious!

March 11, 2011 at 5:41 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

I love the craft, everything is so adorable. Thank you for sharing!

March 11, 2011 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the doctors kit. Books with song are such fun. Thanks for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

March 11, 2011 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Christina AKA SuperMom said...

We are working on letter D this week! How perfect!

-having a giveaway! http://treehugginmomma.blogspot.com/2011/03/we-having-giveaway.html

March 12, 2011 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Elle Belles Bows said...

I love the doctors kits! Great idea!

Kerri

March 13, 2011 at 4:30 PM  

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