- trifold display board (like for science fair)
- hot glue gun
- plastic hooks/clothespins
- exacto knife
- free doctor's office printables
- bandaids, cotton balls, pretend doctor kit, medicine syringes, gauze, gauze tape, giant popsicle sticks, thermometer (anything that isn't dangerous and can be used for pretend doctor stuff)
1. Cut a hole out of the center portion of the trip-fold board. Be sure to only cut it out on the top and sides. Leave the bottom attached so it can be folded backwards into the "office" to create a counter. (This hole will act as the customer window.)
2. Reverse the tri-fold board so that the white part is facing out and the brown part is facing in. (This will make it look white and clean on the front/entrance to the doctor's office.)
3. Cut about 5-6 inches off of the folded in portion to make the counter the right width. (Otherwise it will stick out too far.)
4. Cut the portion you removed from step 2 in half and hot glue to the "shelf" and inner portion of the center part of the tri-fold board. (These two pieces hold the shelf in place and allow you to use it as a shelf.)
5. Attach hooks/clothespins to board for hanging signs/doctor's coat/doctor's bag.
6. Print out and laminate the free printables. (These printables are great and include an eye chart, patient sheet, prescription sheets, doctor office sign and name tags for a doctor, pharmacist and ambulance driver.)
7. Then I visited the dollar store for bandaids, gauze, gauze tape, a few little containers to hold stuff and an open/closed sign. I also grabbed a bottle of antacid that was a nice size for .88 at walmart. Then I emptied it and cleaned it, filled it with m&m's and used washi tape to create a cross on the front. It was a big hit. Although the bandaids may have been even more loved. Arthur and I have had to had numerous shots today, per Dr. Lillian's orders, and are covered in bandaids.
Check back to see all of the fun we'll be having learning about heath this week!