Are you looking for fun doctor-themed preschool classroom activities or homeschool activities for your preschool-age child? Below is a list of 20 engaging doctor-themed preschool activities that can be incorporated into your preschool curriculum. There is a variety of activities on this list that cover multiple disciplines such as art, science, math, and writing. Children can create their own doctor kit or learn about the science of germs! The activities ideas are fun and easy to do.
1. Doctor Kit
Assemble your own doctor kit using paper for your doctor-themed preschool activity. You can use a file folder or legal sheet of paper cut into a doctor's kit. Print and cut out doctor tools. Have students color and paste the tools in their doctor kit.
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2. Pretend X-Ray
Explain how X-rays are used to take a picture of your bones by holding the picture up to light. Give each student black construction paper and white chalk. Students trace their arms and hand with chalk. Students and/or teachers cut out the hand and arm outline. The paper is then taped to the window to resemble an X-ray.
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3. Skeleton Spaghetti
Explain how some doctors help us fix sprained or broken bones. Create your own silly skeleton with different pasta shapes similar to bones. Have students glue the pasta onto construction paper in the shape of a skeleton.
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4. Band-aid Letter Matching Game
Print out an outline of a person and write uppercase letters in various spots. Write corresponding lowercase letters on bandaids. Have students practice matching the letters by taping the bandaids over their match.
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5. Body Part Labeling
When you are hungry you might say your stomach is growling. Print and cut out body part labels (ie: stomach, heart, lungs, arm) Students practice taping the body part labels on their body to identify where they are.
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6. Math Bone Sorting
We have all different size bones in our bodies! Print and cut out different sizes of the same bone shape. Have students sort them and count how many are in each category.
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7. Make a Tooth Brush
This activity is great for a dentist preschool theme week. Cut out toothbrush shapes with various colors of construction paper. Have students decorate the toothbrush with all different craft materials like glitter, pom poms, and stickers. Place all the different craft materials into an egg carton so the pieces are sorted out. Be sure they paste something white (cotton balls, paper) where the bristles go.
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8. Broken Bones Letter Matching Game
Cut out bones and write upper and lowercase letters on each side. Cut the bones in half. Have students practice their letter matching skills.
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9. D is for Doctor
10. Paint a Doctor
Print out a picture of a person and have students use paint to decorate what a doctor wears. Doctors wear doctor masks and doctor coats. Show them all the different types of doctors before they start.
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11. How Long is Your Digestive System?
Since doctors study the body, show students the length of the digestive system by using a 27 - 30 foot long piece of string.
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12. Band-aid Art
Have students do art with bandaids. You only need a box of bandages and construction paper. You can use colorful bandages and have students place them on construction paper to make a picture.
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13. Medical Tools Counting
Print out a page of all different medical tools/symbols and have students practice counting the number of each.
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14. Make a Stethoscope
15. Heartbeat Patterns
Preschool students will love this simple fine motor skills activity. Draw simple heartbeat patterns on paper and have students use dot markers to trace the lines.
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16. Soap Magic
Fill a flat (preferable white) dish with water. Sprinkle some germs (glitter) into the dish. Place a drop of soap in the middle of the glitter and watch the germs run!
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17. Matching - Healthy Behaviors
Students will match healthy habit cards that fit together like puzzle pieces. For example: if you are sick, get some rest! They will be familiar with these healthy habits from their own doctor visits.
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18. Art with Doctor Tools
Have students create artwork by painting with some doctor tools. You can use q-tips, cotton balls, tongue depressors/popsicle sticks, and eye droppers/syringes. Explain what each is used for by the doctor and let kids use them to paint a picture of a germ.
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19. Components of Blood-Sensory Bin
Create a sensory bin to showcase the many components of blood. You can use red marbles for red blood cells, white ping pong balls for white blood cells, and red beads for platelets. Allow students to play in the bin by filling up various cups and using different shapes and sizes of scooping utensils.
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20. Veterinarian Measuring
Veterinarians are doctors for animals. Give each student a stuffed animal and allow them to pretend they are veterinarians. Have students measure the length of their patient using blocks or legos.
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