Hello Erinise, I had the same exact question when I was in high school. I absolutely loved working with children, but did not think being a teacher or nurse was right for me. Not a lot of people have heard of occupational therapy (also known as OT), but a girl in college told me about it when I was 15. Now I am almost a licensed OT myself and work with kids all of the time! As a pediatric OT we get to "play" with children who may have special needs or may be behind or different from other children their age as therapy! It is one of the best jobs I could have asked for in the world.
I would definitely suggest using google and (also YouTube!) for more information about occupational therapy for children, and see if there are any pediatric OTs in your area to go volunteer with! I spent many hours volunteering and following an OT in a private pediatric clinic in high school and it looked like a giant jungle gym in their facility. Volunteering is a great way to determine if this could be the job for you. Hope this helped! Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions, take care.