Thursday, July 19, 2012

Toddler "Doctor Kit" In a Bag

Happy Thursday, lovely readers! Today I'm sharing an easy and practically free idea to keep your little ones busy. It's a pretend "Doctor Kit" in a bag that you can put together in minutes using things you probably already have at home!

My daughter is on a Band-Aid kick these days. She keeps finding the boxes of Band-Aids and asking to "doctor" me. I love her imagination! But I don't love her getting into our medicine cabinet. So I put together this little Doctor Kit for her in literally 5 minutes. Now she has a place for all her supplies and I don't have to worry about her getting into stuff she shouldn't.

Here are some ideas of things to put in your Doctor Kit.
  • Band-Aids (I get the cheapest they sell at Walmart - .88 a box (they have Peanuts design too!)
  • Ace Bandages, popsicle sticks, a mini flashlight
  • treats for extra brave patients
  • old earbuds make a great stethoscope
  • single socks are great casts for broken bones (it helps if they are striped and fuzzy)
Look around your house and grab anything your child might have fun pretending with! 

{Side note: I purposely didn't use anything that resembled actual medicine, like small candies in a pill bottle. I think that is too confusing for young kids and is just asking for trouble!}

Print out the label and use clear tape to attach it to a gallon size Ziploc bag.

Get ready to observe some amazing doctoring skills...

And don't be surprised if you walk away with a few new "ow-ies!"

 I just couldn't resist adding a little Washi tape. It's an obsession. 
 The PDF for the Doctor Kit Tags can be found here:
Doctor Kit Tag PDF
Doctor Kit Tag {with Blank} PDF

There is also a version with a blank for you to fill in your child's name.

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  1. This is so cute. I love it. I have to make one today! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh Lucy's going go love this!! And it's something even I can do! You rock :)

  3. Going go? Haha I had a rough night...

  4. This is so cute!! I love the sock as a cast.

  5. My kids are doing this as I type! Thanks ladies!!! Perfect idea! I'm going to try and get some house cleaning done:0)

  6. Great idea Nat! Hope she has hours of fun with it.

  7. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 3 post on Jul. 20, 2012. Thanks again.

  8. I'm pinning this now, love this cute idea!

  9. I just found your blog via twitter and was browsing your site. It's so cute! I'm loving the chevron bag above...only I don't really sew. I have a machine, but I've only used it once and it still scares me! Haha.

    But I just realized that I repinned this post a few days back. I thought it was such a cute idea and I could see my son having so much fun with it. Funny that I'm stumbling across you again so soon. I'm excited I "found" you!

  10. Oh, I love this!! I've been looking for a better doctor kit for my youngest - both love to doctor their stuffed animals, etc.
    I'm so glad I found you on the Saturday Show and Tell!
    Now I'm going to get my doctor kit put together!

  11. Great idea! I'm hosting a linky party "One Creative Weekend" at I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

  12. This is the cutest idea! I love it and it is so much better than those crazy plastic-y ones in the stores. This is a fantastic project! Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

  13. What a cute kit! I love it, this is perfect you made it so cute!

  14. You are a featured favorite on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes this week! Thanks again for sharing!
    Mackenzie :)

  15. If your kid is going through a lot of band aids, you could have her make some "band aids" with brightly colored electrical tape in various sizes stuck to a sheet of wax paper. That way she could even decorate the band aids herself. Love the ear buds for a stethoscope!

  16. INCREDIBLE THINKING!! You did really making sense. My little baby girl like different things to do and I think this will be enjoyable for me also.

  17. This is so clever. My doc actually recommended giving my little one a doctor's kit to help her anxiety at the doctor's office. This seems like a great DIY option (though we ended up opting for a pre-packaged toy kit). More on that, and a link to this creative idea, in a hint today on my new site of daily hints to help make parenting easier & cheaper:


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