Let’s open up a veterinary office with these fun vet pretend play printables! With these vet role play free printables, your little animal lover can tend their real pet, pretend pets or even their stuffed pets with official house calls.
Pretend play is always fun as it lets your kid be pretty much anything they want – from shop owner to a deep space astronaut! Pretend play is a great way to let your child’s creativity flow!
How This Veterinarian Pretend Play Can Benefit Your Child
Pretend play is a great way to help your child grow. Pretend play not only helps your child develop and understand language better, but helps with their social skills.
Plus, it helps your child experiment with emotional roles and social roles and teaches cooperative play like becoming a little veterinarian.
It also helps teach your animal-loving kid problem solving skills as well.
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Vet Pretend Play Set Printables
I’m sure your house is full of stuffed animals just waiting to be checked up! One plush dog could have the flu, the other could have a broken leg, one might need a vaccine or have a fever…
The Vet Pretend Play Printables Pack includes
This free printable play pack is a 4 piece set that can be printed on regular sized paper at home on 3 pages:
- 1 page with a printable veterinary ID badge name tag and a vet office sign.
- 1 page with a health form to fill out (pet’s name, drawing of a pet, checking the, symptoms, ordering additional tests, choosing a treatment and writing down the diagnosis).
- 1 page with a canine skeleton x-ray films to cut and glue on dark paper. Tip: color the spaces between ribs with a black marker – so much easier than cutting.
How To Make The Vet Play Printables More Real
Help your child get into the veterinarian pretend play a little more by making everything a little more official for that line of waiting animal patients lead by the plush puppy.
You can take a picture of your little vets and put it on their veterinary ID badge customizing it with their personal information. Take it a step further and laminate it and then add a lanyard.
Take and print pictures of your real pets or their stuffed pets and add it to the health forms. Use a clipboard or file folder to add the health forms for easy access to treatment of the sick pup.
You could create a full kids play kit complete with band aids, gauze, and other simple and safe health items as toy medical tools and making a handy doctor’s bag to keep everything together. I am even imagining the creation of a cone collar to keep those plush pals from biting at the new stitches.
Our Favorite Vet Play Sets
If you want to add some fun veterinarian set toys, here are several of our favorites and would make the perfect gift for any child with the love of animals:
- Melissa & Doug Examine and Treat Pet Vet Play Set – includes a plush dog and plus cat, pretend play vet, medical equipment and a handy tote bag for easy storage to make house calls anywhere. The medical equipment includes: stethoscope, thermometer, syringe, ear scope, tweezers, clamp, cast, bandages, tubs of pretend treatments and ointments, and a reusable double sided checklist for office visits
- TOY Life Dr Vet Kit for Kids – This vet play kit comes with a plush puppy and a vet cage as well as a 24-piece collection of other vet supplies in a teal vet bag
- Add on this Melissa & Doug Veterinarian Role Play Costume which is super cute for young animal lovers
More Pretend Play Printables & Play Ideas from Kids Activities Blog
- Why not have one kid be the vet and other kids be the imaginary critters – they can use these animal printables!
- Or let them become a secret agent or a FBI agent with the pretend play ID cards for kids.
- Playing doctor has to be the most popular imaginative play amongst kids and you can make an awesome doctor’s pretend play kit for them using household items.
- Also check the dramatic play idea as it is super fun, frugal and environment friendly!
Did your little vet love the printable vet set?