Pretend Play Veterinarian’s Office

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. The printables are the perfect compliment to our Jumbo Pretend Play Set!

Free printables to set up a pretend play veterinarian's office for your kids. {Playdough to Plato}

Getting Ready

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.

Free printables to set up a pretend play veterinarian's office for your kids. {Playdough to Plato}

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 band aid. {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.

Pretend Play Jumbo Pack

For even more fun, check out our time-saving Jumbo Pretend Play Pack!

Pretend Play Activity Pack

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