Preschool Health Theme Doctor’s Office Dramatic Play Investigation Station

Here’s a fun Preschool Health Theme Doctor’s Office Dramatic Play Investigation Station. Of course, this post also includes a few big questions to get you started and to get your little kids thinking. You’re definitely going to want to check it out! 

doctor STEAM activity images with text: Doctor's Office Pretend Play STEAM StationWe are wrapping up our Health & Fitness theme this week and we’ve been learning about topics like Checkup, Growth, Strength and Balance, and even Rest. It’s been lots of fun. 

preschooler wearing scrub top and stethoscope standing with hands on hips smiling
One of the little guy’s favorites was the Preschool Health Theme Doctor’s Office Dramatic Play Investigation Station. Why am I not surprised? 

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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

Preschool Health Theme Doctor’s Office Dramatic Play Investigation Station

Set Up

  • Set out a variety of medical items such as gauze, a toy stethoscope, blankets, bandages, etc.
  • Place baby dolls or stuffed animals in the dramatic play area if desired.
  • Encourage children to role-play and pretend they are doctors or patients. 

Big Questions

  • What might you find in a doctor’s office or hospital? 
  • Who works at a hospital? 
  • What could you ask the patient? 

A few months ago, I got the little guy a Pediatric Nurse Role Play Costume Set and he totally fell in love. Not surprisingly, he’s taken a huge interest. 

I even pulled out the real stethoscope for him to explore. You know, because I wanted to make this activity extra special and he obviously loved every minute of it. 

preschooler listening to baby doll's pretend heartbeat
The little guy’s thoughts on what you might find in a doctor’s office or hospital were “medical tools, beds, a floor, and so many ambulances.” Of course we can’t forget about the ambulances. Lol…  

preschooler checking baby doll's heartbeat with stethoscope
And when I asked him who works at a hospital, his response was, “People who help people.” We decided that some of those people who help people are doctors and nurses, but there are a lot of other jobs at a hospital too. 

preschooler placing baby doll on pretend exam table
Lately, I’ve been making a point of spending time both during and after the Investigation Station activities exploring each of the Big Questions that are included in the Teacher Guide. 

I love that this curriculum puts such an emphasis on learning through play and of course Language and Literacy skills are an important part of that. 

preschooler with scrub top and stethoscope holding baby doll
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Desert Discovery theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!

MGT-Blog-Transparent-300x300As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger

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