I have been loving the pretend play set up that we have included in the last few themes and I am super excited to share this doctor office pretend play activity. Rea has been into Doc McStuffins for a while, so we have played our fair share of doctor, but giving her a little doctor’s office took her pretend play over the edge.

Dramatic play is a fabulous way to add in an element of education and writing in a natural way. With this setup, your preschooler and toddler will fill out their patient’s chart and not even notice that they are writing and reading (my favorite way to learn).

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Reading

  • Point to and comment on the pictures independently

Writing

  • Uses writing materials to write (pencils, pens, crayons, markers)
  • Makes marks or scribbles as to represent words
  • Recognizes that writing is used to create meaning (scribbles a letter or grocery list) using some legible letters

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Reading

  • Make conclusions and observations about the text based on the pictures

Writing

  • Uses writing materials to write (pencils, pens, crayons, markers)
  • Makes marks or scribbles as to represent words
  • Recognizes that writing is used to create meaning (scribbles a letter or grocery list) using some legible letters or words

Required Materials

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Doctor Office Pretend Play Template

*Scissors

*Markers

*Cotton Balls

*Band-Aids

*Popsicle Sticks

*Toy Doctor Kit (Optional)

Step #1

Print and cut out the Doctor’s Pretend Play Template

Step #2

Arrange the doctor’s tools with labels on a shelf. If you have a doctor tool kit, you can match the tool to the label.

Step #3

Invite your preschooler to give you or a doll a check-up. Have them fill out the check-up form and determine if the patient is hurt and what their treatment will be.

Teacher Tip

We laminated all these printable so that they would stay durable for our pretend play.

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