Vet Clinic Dramatic Play

This Vet Clinic Dramatic Play set contains learning props that will help you transform your dramatic play center into the Sunnydale Veterinary Clinic – known for its years of trusted pet care.

Pretend play allows children to practice the following skills:

Social-emotional: Empathy, self-regulation, negotiation of roles and ideas, cooperation, leadership

Physical: Gross and fine motor; manipulation of costumes and props, eye-hand coordination, writing (number and letter formation), spatial awareness

Cognitive: Problem identification, problem solving, acting out stories, discussion of stories, visual discrimination, classification, counting, letter recognition, word recognition, association, visual memory, story comprehension

Language: Verbal thinking, vocabulary growth, speaking in complete sentences, asking and answering questions, using role related language (e.g., “How is your pet feeling?”), auditory memory, following directions

For your convenience both color and black and white versions are included in this packet. Please note that the color versions of these props are designed to be printed (on cardstock) and laminated. This will ensure their use and enjoyment for years to come. When using the color, laminated versions of the sign in sheet and forms, be sure to provide dry erase markers.

Provide children with an array of stuffed animals to be cared for, along with bowls, collars, and any other vet/pet supplies of your choice.


An eye-catching sign welcomes customers into the clinic. Six boy badges and 6 girl badges are ready to be worn by your veterinarians and veterinary assistants. Simply attach some yarn with either a hole punch or clear packing tape.

These signs inform patrons of the clinic’s business hours and low cost vaccinations. The sign in sheet and appointment reminders are perfect for writing practice. Supply learners with clipboards and writing utensils.

Some pets may be in for an extended recovery stay or for boarding, either way, they are going to need to eat! These 4 food labels (dog, cat, fish, and bird) may be wrapped and taped to clean, empty soup and vegetable cans or similar containers. Make sure there are no sharp edges.

This clearly printed sign displays the clinic’s cost of services, and is an engaging way for students to practice number recognition.

Sunnydale Vet Clinic’s veterinarians always preform thorough exams. This physical exam form allows emerging readers to use pictures as clues to any unfamiliar words.

Proper medications are a must for sick pets, so these prescription forms will come in handy. The medicine labels may be wrapped and taped to small plastic bottles and boxes. The Dollar Store carries a wide variety both.

There are 3 signs that will help define the areas of the clinic – waiting room, exam room, and x-ray room.

This banner will add that extra special touch. It may be assembled using yarn or twine. Just string the letters using a hole punch or simply attach them with clothespins.

Twenty-two word cards are included in this set. They may be used as labels for items in the play center or displayed in your writing center.

Let the learning through play commence!

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Language and Literacy Center Activities

This Language and Literacy Center Activities pack contains 12 printable learning center activities for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. These engaging resources strengthen the following skills:

– Uppercase letter recognition
– Lowercase letter recognition
– Beginning sound recognition
– Ending sound recognition
– Story sequencing
– Visual discrimination
– Visual memory
– Association
– Phonological and phonemic awareness
– Positional concepts
– Fine motor
– Following directions

Please note that these learning center activities are designed to be printed (on cardstock) and laminated. This will ensure their use and enjoyment for years to come.

PIRATE ALPHABET BINGO GAME SHEETS (COLOR 6/B&W 6) AND DRAW CARDS (COLOR 26/B&W 26)

Provide acrylic jewels, vase gems, mini erasers or some other small manipulative for students to use as markers. Dot markers may be used for the black and white version of this activity.

Pirate Alphabet Bingo

Working in a small group, young learners will identify the letters on the draw cards, and cover them on their sheets. The first player to cover his/her sheet yells “BINGO”. Trade cards and play again!

ALPHABET PLAYDOUGH MATS (COLOR 26/B&W 26)

Alphabet Playdough Mats

Using playdough, children will work to form the letter on their mats. They will also work to identify the upper and lowercase letters on the sides, covering them with small balls of dough. Mini erasers or some other small manipulative may also be used in lieu of playdough.

Alphabet Playdough Mats

ROCKET SHIP ALPHABET MATCH-UP (COLOR 26/B&W 26)

Rocket Ship Alphabet Match-Up

Students will match the upper and lowercase letters to complete the puzzles. Beginning sound recognition will also be practiced with this activity.

STORY SEQUENCING ACTIVITY SHEETS (COLOR 6/B&W 6) AND SEQUENCING STORY CARDS (COLOR 24/B&W 24)

Story Sequencing Center Activity

Using the sequencing sheets, learners will place the cards in order according to stage. This activity is also a great way to teach ordinal concepts (first, second, third, etc.) The sheets and cards are color coded for easy use and storage.

Story Sequencing Center Activity

VISUAL DISCRIMINATION TASK CARDS (COLOR 12/B&W 12)

Visual Discrimination Task Cards

Provide children with clothespins or a small manipulative to use as markers. Learners will study the pictures on the cards and use their visual discrimination skills to determine which pictures are the same as or different from the featured images. Students will clip/mark the cards accordingly.

Visual Discrimination Task Cards

ASSOCIATION PUZZLES – WHAT GOES TOGETHER? (COLOR 14/B&W 14)

Association Puzzles - What Goes Together?

Students will complete the puzzles according to association. Be sure to facilitate conversation as to why the items may or may not go together.

Association Puzzles - What Goes Together?

CUPCAKE MEMORY GAME CARDS (COLOR 24/B&W 24)

Cupcake Memory Game

Mix the cards up and place them in rows, face down. Prompt students to turn over any two cards. If they match, they keep the pair and go again. If the pictures don’t match, they are turned back over and it is the next player’s turn.

Cupcake Memory Game

Encourage children to use their visual memory and to “take a picture with their brain” to help them recall what is on each card and where it is. The game is over when all of the cards have been matched

RHYMING SORT TASK CARDS (COLOR 12/B&W 12) AND PICTURE CARDS (COLOR 36/B&W 36)

Rhyming Sort Task Cards

Learners will say the name of the featured item on the task cards. They will then sort through the picture cards, finding their rhyming partners and placing them on the appropriate spaces.

BEGINNING SOUNDS TASK CARDS (COLOR 12/B&W 12) AND PICTURE CARDS (COLOR 36/B&W 36)

Beginning Sounds Task Cards

Learners will say the name of the featured items on the task card. They will then sort through the picture cards, finding their beginning sound partners and placing them on the appropriate spaces. Magnetic letters may also be used in place of the cards. This activity is color coded for easy use and storage.


ENDING SOUNDS CLIP STRIPS (COLOR 15/B&W 15)

Ending Sounds Clip Strips

Provide clothespins, mini erasers or some other manipulative for children to use as markers. Students will name all of the items on the strip, and then clip or mark the two pictures that have the same ending sound at the featured item.

GUMBALL SYLLABLE CLAP & COUNT MATS (COLOR 3/B&W 3) AND PICTURE CARDS (COLOR 15/B&W 15)

Gumball Syllable Clap & Count

Students will say the picture (gumball) name and clap and count each word part. Learners will then place the picture card on the appropriate gumball machine labeled with the amount of syllables.

POSITIONAL CONCEPTS TASK CARDS (COLOR 15/B&W 15)

Positional Concepts Task Cards

Provide clothespins, mini erasers or some other manipulative for children to use as markers. Working with a small group, read the task cards and prompt children to mark the correct picture according to the featured positional word.

Positional Concepts Task Cards

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Build a Dinosaur Playdough Activity Cards

Build a Dinosaur Playdough Activity Cards

STOMP! right here and grab this Build a Dinosaur Playdough Activity. Students will choose a learning center task card and create a dinosaur by following the “recipe”.

Children will have a ROAR-ing good time while strengthening the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Spatial relations
– More/less/same concept
– Language
– Social emotional
– Fine motor
– Following directions

Print these 10 activity cards out on cardstock. For heavy use, lamination is recommended. Supply students with playdough, googly eyes, rocks, cut up pieces of cotton swabs, buttons, beads, pasta, and craft match sticks.


Be sure to facilitate conversation during this activity. Ask your students to describe their creations, and ask them which items they used more/less/same of.

Just a few ideas – the pasta may be used as spikes, the craft sticks as legs, and the cotton swabs as teeth. But, of course, all of the items should be used ANY way the children see fit.

Let the imaginations soar and the creating begin!

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