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Doctor’s Physical

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Math Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Math/Numbers/Reasoning

Topic:

Numbers

Content:

Mathematics

Area:

Cognitive

Age:

3 through 4 Years Old

Interaction:

Large Group

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Materials:

bathroom scale
height chart
clipboard with paper and pencil
white lab coat
stethoscope



Instructions:

1. Separate the children into pairs.
2. Invite the children to pretend they are going to the doctor for a physical or
checkup. Explain that one child will be the doctor and the other the patient.
3. The “doctor” weighs the patient and records his weight, measures and records
his height, and listens to the patient’s heart and records how many times the
heart beats for 10 seconds. Help them by calling out the time.
4. When the doctor is finished, invite the children to switch roles.


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