In this installment of the Community Helpers Unit lesson plans, we will look at the medical professions. Here we will teach the students what a nurse does and what a doctor does. All worksheets and resources are provided!
Speak to children about what a nurse is and what a doctor is and what they do. Teach the students about how they help you when you are sick. Teach children about the different “tools" they use during procedures. Teach children about the different kinds of doctors such as dentists or pediatricians.
Have the child color the picture of the letter N and teach the child that the word Nurse starts with the letter N. Then color the picture of the letter D and teach the child that the word Doctor starts with the letter D. Coloring pages can be found below. Below links contain nurse and doctor coloring pages:
Another great idea is to set up your own clinic in the classroom. Have students roleplay being doctors and nurses. Bring in a small stethoscope and scale and have the kids try to guess what ails their patients.
Making a Book
Finish up the lesson by having the children look through magazines to find anything doctor, nurse, health related. Allow them to cut and paste these pictures onto the Nurse & Doctor Picture Page. By the end of the unit the children will have various collages of community helpers/workers that they can make into a book