Imaginary play is an essential part of a child's development. My Animal Doctor Checklist is a great way for your student or child to play pretend doctor and care for their beloved stuffed animals.
This form has colorful graphics, but is also very organized and has simple instructions which will be easy for your child to follow. There is an area with a picture of easily recognizable animals so that the child can circle which one is seeing the doctor. The animals included are cat, dog, rabbit, sheep, horse, bear, cow, chicken, mouse and a spot to draw any other animal that may need to visit the doctor. There is also a spot to mark the size of the animal and another area to mark any "injuries" the stuffed animal may have. Your child will then be able to play "doctor" by checking the following on their animal: heart & breathing; ears, eyes, snout & mouth; paws, claws & hooves; blood pressure and temperature. Other items on the checklist include an area to check off what has been given, such as; medicine, a shot and bandages. The last thing on the checklist sheet is a special instruction area where they can check for extra treats or exercise & even a spot to write their very own instructions. (There are 2 of the same exact checklists on 1 sheet so that it can either be cut in half or folded. The 1/2 sheet can easily be clipped to a smaller clipboard, perfect for small hands.) This Animal Doctor Checklist is specifically designed for play/pretend use only, please keep your child/student under strict supervision while they are using this checklist especially if they decide to play with a real pet. This form was created FOR DRAMATIC PLAY ONLY and is to be used with a toy doctor kit only (bought or home-made)!!!
(There is also a My Play Doctor Checklist...visit my store!)
This would be a great resource to use along with a lesson or unit plan on community helpers (learning the importance of a doctor/veterinarian's role), while studying or learning about animals or just for fun! (Also great for a dramatic play center in your classroom)
I hope your little ones enjoy this checklist as much as mine do!
Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, Courtney McKerley :)