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Stuffed Animal Doctor

At the beginning of our Animal Antics week I asked The Dragons to collect all of their 'animal' stuffed toys. These are usually kept up in their room so The Dragons enjoyed throwing the animals to the bottom of the stairs to transfer them from level to level.

We didn't do the planned activity until later in the week because I wanted The Dragons to have plenty of free play with their animals first.

The Dragons ended up playing with animals all week during their other play in things like: 

  • house-stuffed animal pets
  • barbies-as pets or magical creatures
  • hide and seek-hiding the animals then remembering where they put them
  • school-teaching the stuffed animals
  • hero's-saving the animals from tragedy. 

For the planned activity I asked The Dragons to line up all of the animals. 
 We spent some time observing the animals. 

Each Dragon had a turn to identify the animal, name it if they pleased, and say if it was a boy or girl.  This was interesting because they said 'it's a girl because it's a frog'  as if all frogs were girls. *hehe*

The Dragons noted differences between the animals and what they liked or disliked about them. 

Then I grabbed the doctor supplies and The Dragons grabbed an animal.

Next it was time to give the animals a checkup

Lungs, eyes, ears, and temperature. 

And of course check to make sure the tools were working properly :)

When the diagnosis was given the Doctor treated the animals and gave strict instructions that the animals get plenty of water and vitamins. 

I played with The Dragons for awhile then left them to their own imaginations :)


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