From my experience, rearranging toys or moving things to a different spot really seems to inspire more pretend play, playing with those toys in a different way, or even just playing with them in general when they haven’t been touched in months. That is what inspired this Doc McStuffins Pretend Play.
I moved our small table and chairs to a different spot. Brought out the doctor kit, a toy laptop, a notebook and pen, and even a microphone for calling patience into the office.
Here is our waiting room area.
It was so funny to hear N (3 years old) say into the microphone “Bomb Bird to the check up area” or “Abby Cadabby please”.
The microphone was an added bonus. If you don’t have one of these, you could use a play phone.
For older children, make a checklist on a piece of paper that they can use when they see their patients.
You can use ANYTHING for your doctor’s office. Gather things you already have and get started. So fun!
Check out these great Doc McStuffins themed free printables!