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 :)