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.
The printables are the perfect compliment to our Ultimate Preschool Activity Pack!
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.
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. There’s need to go out and buy a kit for veterinarians – a regular doctor’s kit works just fine!
Then, C used his doctor’s kit to check his patient’s eyes, ears, heart and more.
Each time he checked something new, he wrote down whether or not the body part was feeling good on his checklist.
When C was finished with his examination, he decided on the dog’s treatment: a simple Band-Aid. (If only cures could always be that simple.)
Thankfully, I can report that the puppy is now feeling much better thanks to C’s TLC. Our veterinarian’s office is now busy helping new patients! This printable gave us an entire afternoon of pretend play!
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