With these printables “I am a Doctor” Preschool Pack, preschool and kindergarten-age children will learn about many different functions of the human body in a fun and engaging way.
This pack has a wide range of hands-on and fun learning activities for 3-6-year-old children that will help make the next trip to the doctor less frightening, encourage children to brush their teeth regularly, and reinforce the importance of being on time while gaining vital cognitive skills and knowledge.
Why Children Can Benefit From Learning About Doctors and Their Bodies
Human anatomy for preschool is a simplified way of teaching children about the different parts of the body. It includes an introduction to the basic body systems such as the circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems. Kids learn about the different bones, muscles, and organs in the human body.
They also learn about the senses and how they work. Through different activities and games, kids can discover how the body functions and how to maintain their health. Human anatomy for kids preschool helps children become more aware of their bodies and develop lifelong healthy habits.
In a Montessori classroom, the concept of teaching about the human body can be taught through various hands-on activities. Children can engage in exploring skeleton models, learning about organs and their functions, and examining X-rays and MRIs. They can also engage in activities such as building their own body systems using crafts or drawing activities.
Additionally, books, charts, and puzzles can be used to reinforce learning. Practical life activities such as food preparation and hand washing can also help children understand basic anatomy and hygiene practices. Overall, a multi-sensory approach is emphasized to promote learning and understanding in the Montessori classroom.
Teaching preschoolers about doctors is important for their understanding of health and well-being. Introducing them to the role of doctors in ensuring people are healthy and treating illnesses is a good start. Simple activities like role-playing with toy stethoscopes and band-aids can also make the concept more tangible.
It is also useful to teach them about the importance of regular check-ups and how doctors help us stay healthy. In addition, it is important to let them know that doctors are friends who can be trusted, and to not be afraid of visiting them when needed.
In a Montessori classroom, children can learn about doctors through various activities. They can explore the different tools and equipment used by doctors to diagnose and treat patients. For example, they may use a stethoscope to listen to their own heartbeat or practice giving a shot with a play syringe.
They can also learn about the human body and the organs that doctors take care of, such as the heart, lungs, and brain. It is important to introduce children to the role of doctors in our society and encourage them to appreciate the importance of health and well-being.
Children often get petrified going to a hospital and no wonder – they often encounter bright lights, white coats, and unfamiliar sounds, their personal space often gets invaded and they are expected to sit quietly in waiting rooms for long periods of time to have an appointment.
When creating this pack I was hoping to allow children to get more familiar with their own bodies doctor’s office on the level that a 4 or 6-year-old can grasp.
Human Body Preschool Activities
“I am a doctor” is an initial sound activity. Children learn new vocabulary and practice identifying the initial sounds of each word as they match the corresponding letters to the correct words. We love using magnetic letters if the activity is done on the magnetic board.
I lay out letters and name the sounds the letters make along with introducing each word. Preschool children take turns choosing a letter and placing it on the white abord on top of the correct word.
It is also fun to come up with rhyming words and create a story using the vocabulary presented on the poster.
systems of the human body – diy puzzles
It is amazing how accessible we can make complex concepts to young children when we break down the information and present it in the form of a puzzle or matching activity.
The pack contains puzzles / matching strips for all five systems of the human body featuring both a boy and a girl outline. A simple conversation can follow the presentation as children gain an understanding of what each system is responsible for – our movements, reactions, digestion making, breathing, etc.
shapes – tracing cards
I always aim to reuse tracing cards whenever I can when working in the classroom. When laminated, those skeleton-themed shape tracing/drawing cards can be used with a dry-erase pen multiple times.
My children had a ball gathering objects from the environment to match the shapes presented.
x-ray – pairing activity
This activity encourages children to use a magnifying glass to search for pairs – x-ray images that match up with different parts of the body. This can be a fun little challenge for kindergarten students.
diagnosis – sorting activity
This is a useful exercise that will drive children to concentrate deeper and pay attention to different emotions and what causes them, practice reading body language, and understand people’s facial expressions when there are in pain.
This exercise aims to help children relate and have discussions surrounding different ways we can show empathy when someone is unwell, and learn to listen to our bodies.
learning about time – clip cards
Clip cards promote eye and hand coordination and concentration. This exercise reinforces the idea that an appointment is when we have to be at a certain time at a certain place.
human life cycle activities
The pack includes female and male cards and posters. Children can observe and learn their initial history lessons when they observe the passage of time.
Many will be curious to create their own timelines from when they were born or gather images of their grandparents from a young age up until the present time to create their sequencing activity.
skeletal system – fun activities to learn the names of the bones
There are many different fun ways this poster can be used to learn the names of bones in the skeletal system.
One of them is to roll the die, clap syllables of the word the die landed on, trace and connect the word to the bone, OR
players say the bone label out loud and touch the location of the bone in the body (eg. head, knee, shoulder, etc.).
Anatomy Study for preschool kids
Children get familiar with the internal parts of the body and their positions with these matching cards. The words intentionally were made large so they can be a part of a vocabulary wall.
Younger children will enjoy having an additional challenge for their little fingers if the cards are laminated and have clear sticky hooks and loop dots attached to keep the cards in place.
It will come in especially handy if the children are working outdoors.
As a follow-up anatomy study activity, once the students are familiar with the vocabulary, they will enjoy this DIY human organs puzzle and matching activity in combination with the human body model children can take apart to examine different internal parts of the body.
teeth brushing sequencing activity and parts of the tooth nomenclature poster and label cards
Luckily, a trip to a dentist is not necessarily a terrifying experience for children these days anymore. Yet, it is always very beneficial to make a point about the importance of food hygiene and spotlight this vital part of the human body.
Sequencing is an important skill that teaches children many crucial concepts – helps them to recognize patterns, and reinforces logical thinking, and story-telling skills.
When laminated, children color their teeth black to represent tooth decay. Then they use a toothbrush to rub it off to reinforce the idea that cleaning our teeth twice a day gets rid of all the yucky plugs that have been collected there over time.
Subscribers get this printable with Parts of a Tooth poster and label cards for free.
About the Pack
Learning activity pack for preschool children aged 3-5. “I am a Doctor” activity pack contains printables to create a wide range of hands-on experiences for young children. Students will practice telling time, letter formation, tracing, cutting, push pinning, identifying sounds and sight words, widening their vocabulary, working on storytelling, practicing gross motor movements, motor skills, and hand muscles, developing logical thinking, and so much more.
Here is what’s included:
Instructions and activity variations
Letter formation (c,j,g,m,x,u)
Sight words (10 words)
“I am a doctor” initial sound game
I Can Make 9 and I Can Make 10 – addition activities
What I Love About My Body – story writing sheet
Gross motor dice printouts and cards
Human skeleton sewing cards (boy and girl)
Diagnosis – sorting cards 5 pictures per body part
Doctor’s Appointment – learning to tell time (an activity with pegs)
Skeletal System – poster and dice activity
Systems of the Human Body – 3-part puzzles (boy and girl)
Symmetry mirror activity
Shape cards for push pinning activity (12 shapes)
X-ray matching activity with a mirror (12 pairs)
Lower case and upper case matching activity
Life Cycle of the Human – poster and 3 part cards ( 2 variations)
Internal Organs – 3 part card activity and poster activity
Part of the Human Body – 3 part cards (feature photographs)
This is the Way I Brush My Teeth – sequencing cards
First Aid Kit vs Backpack – sorting activity (featuring photographs)
Parts of a Tooth – poster, labels and blackline pages for coloring and labeling
Montessori Parts Of The Body Cards are also included in this pack!
This pack is suitable for K and preschool students.
The printable features realistic clipart and photographs.
You will find many great educational resources about the human body here.
You might also enjoy my other unit studies and human body resources for preschool and kindergarten-aged kids
- Germs and Hygiene Pack (Teachers Pay Teachers)
- Human Organs – Safari Toob 3 Part Cards (Teachers Pay Teachers)
- Systems Of The Human Body – Montessori Printable (Teachers Pay Teachers)
- Compassion and Peace Preschool Pack(Teachers Pay Teachers)
- Food Preschool Pack – “I am a Chef” (Teachers Pay Teachers)
- Food and Nutrition Pack (Teachers Pay Teachers)