To end our Community Helper week, we learned about EMTs. (E was also our letter of the week so it worked out great!) I decided the kids could make little doctor's kits that I've seen several places online. But instead of using real items (I didn't want to "waste" our first aid supplies), I found clip art of different medical supplies and printed them out on one piece of paper. (UPDATE: If you want a free copy of this, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org!)
That "toilet paper roll" (as my husband called it) is gauze, and my kids called the bandage wrap a sleeping bag! First the kids colored all the pictures.
Then they grabbed a doctor's bag (which I made by folding construction paper in half so it would open up), a white circle and two red rectangles.
They glued the circle and made a red cross on the front of the bag.
Then they cut out all their medical supplies.
They did a great job and never complained, even though it was a lot of cutting!
Finally, they opened their bags and glued all the pieces inside.
It was easiest to glue the two big pieces down first, then glue the smaller items around them.
On the handle of the bag, I wrote the child's name with "Dr" in front of it.
They turned out very cute and the kids got lots of fine motor practice!