Pretend Play: Veterinarian’s Office Printables

Activity for ages 2 to 5.

Pretend play is a great way to build kids’ imagination, vocabulary, cooperation skills and so much more. Since my boys are big animal lovers, I knew they’d love caring for their favorite stuffed animals in this pretend play veterinarian’s office.

 

{If your kids are dress up fans too, check out our time-saving Jumbo Pretend Play Set for even more fun.}

Pretend Play: Veterinarian's Office Printables

 

The Pretend Play Office

 

To start, I cut out the free printable pretend play set. Then I attached a photo of my son in the picture square of the badge and filled in his name and age.


Pretend Play: Veterinarian's Office Printables

I grabbed one of my husband’s white button up shirts to use as a doctor’s coat and invited my three year old to join me. C took his job very seriously and immediately put on his play stethoscope so that he could get right to work.

Pretend Play: Veterinarian's Office Printables

I introduced him to his first patient – a sick stuffed puppy – and started helping him fill out the veterinarian’s checklist. Pet name: Dog. Type of animal: Dog.

Pretend Play: Veterinarian's Office Printables

Then C used his doctor’s kit to check his patient’s eyes, ears, heart and more.

Pretend Play: Veterinarian's Office Printables

Each time he checked something new, he wrote down whether or not the body part was ok on his checklist.

 

When C was finished with his examination, he decided on the dog’s treatment: a bandaid. {If only cures could always be that simple.}

Pretend Play: Veterinarian's Office Printables

Thankfully, I can report that the puppy is now feeling much better thanks to C’s TLC and our veterinarian’s office is now busy helping new patients. You can download your own copy of the printables here.

 

Find More Pretend Play

 

For even more fun, check out our time-saving Jumbo Pretend Play Pack and Bakery Set. And be sure to stop by our Pretend Play Pinterest board!

 


About Malia Hollowell

Malia is a National Board Certified elementary teacher turned stay at home mama to three young kids {4.5, 3 and 1}. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Education {go Stanford!} and spent seven years teaching in a classroom. Since starting Playdough to Plato in 2012, her ideas have been featured in Parenting Magazine, Pinterest's Top Educational Pins and Kiwi Crate.



Comments

  1. Lois Tschaepe says:

    THANK YOU soooo much for these printables! My 4 year old grandson wants to be a veterinarian and these are perfect!

  2. Hooray, Lois! I’m thrilled to hear that your grandson will be enjoying the printables too. :)

  3. If they still want to be vets when they grow up have them read any of James Herriots books. They are delightful. (maybe even read them yourself)

  4. This is fabulous. The idea is great, and the printables are beautiful. My kids will love it! Thanks!

  5. Awesome suggestion, Faigie! I love discovering new books. I’ll add it to the library list. Thank you!

  6. Yay! I’m excited to hear that your kids will be enjoying the vet printables too, Anna. :)

  7. I am a Daycare Supervisor and my Kiddos love playing clinic and vet. This will be so much more fun. Thank you for the free printables. They’re perfect.

  8. Awesome Karen! I love knowing that the vet printables are useful. :)

  9. Alvia Compaore says:

    Thank you for sharing all these outstanding ideas. I really love the bakery and veterinarian printables. They will com in handy when we work on our “Places in our Community” theme.

  10. Just what I need for my very last minute Vet Home Corner in my Kindy. Thanks :)

  11. Yay! I’m excited to hear that the vet printables will come in handy. Hope your kindergarteners love them too!!

  12. Great printables and play suggestions! TY, again, for sharing with us today! Pinning, too!

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