Can anyobody help me come up with four enrichment activites for preschoolers with the theme of veterinarian?
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This is for my assistant child care teaching class. we were assigned to create a prop box for the theme given. I was given veterinarian and need four enrichment activites with completed examples, detailed directions, and a supply list. Any help would be appreciated.
Don't forget books! It's important to use as many books to enrich the theme as possible. Here are a few good ones, but your librarian will find lots.
I Want to Be a Veterinarian by Stephanie Maze
ER Vets: Life in an Animal Emergency Room by Donna M. Jackson
Veterinarians Help Keep Animals Healthy by Bobbie Kalman and Marc Crabtree
I Want to be a Veterinarian When I Grow Up by Dr. Chad M. Hamel and Ginger Kinder
DK Readers: Animal Hospital (Level 2: Beginning to Read Alone)
Pet Vet, The (Real Kids Readers) by Marcia Leonard
Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Big Itch by Alison Inches
Also, you can include a video from Animal Planet or The Crocodile Hunter
Also, most kids have an animal story they can share, either about their pets or another animal they saw that was hurt. As you know, the more they personalize their understanding, the better it sinks in.
I am a preschool teacher of four year olds. If I were completing a theme on Veterenarians in my classroom, I would, hmmm..
* Have a center with stuffed animals and a doctor kit. Maybe some doctor/nurse dramatic play outfits so that the children can pretend to be working on the animals.
* Show the children a picture of a dog's x-ray during group time and allow them to make their own xray pictures with black construction paper as the background and white q-tips (and glue) as the "bones" (This comes out really cute!)
I would put different stuffed animals into the box with bandages they can wrap around the legs of an animal, or body or head of the animal. Talk about how that animal is hurt and why that animal would need a veterinarian and how that veterinarian could help that animal.
You could also talk to an actual veterinarian and see if they had any ideas. My children talked to a real veterinarian and now they are taking care of their sick animals. Checking its temperature and wrapping a body part in bandages.
You could make up a type of ailment for the animal on the clip board and show what it needs for that animal.ex.
Buttercup the Horse
Born 16 July 1997
Needs a shoot of vitamins every month.
(Have a picture of that animal and pictures of what they need and have them on a laminated form so that the vet can keep a file for each animal.)
Talk to a zoo vet and they can give you some scenarios and ideas for young children.
In addition to the last person's idea..Which was really cute. Maybe with the stuffed animal apply bandaids (either real/homemade) and have the children name the part of the animal that is hurt for the vet to fix...
supplies would include: stuffed animals/band aid's
Maybe a chart with picture's and names of the instruments that vet's use... Or use a children's DR. kit and make placecards for the children to match.
supplies.. Children's DR. kit and large index cards
We made Zoo Food out of trail mix peanuts and Fruit Loops.The kids pretended that they were making food for a favourite animal who was ill . They discussed the animal why he was ill..(tummy ace, head ache so on) We were doing a Zoo Theme but it included Zoo Keepers and Veterinarians..watch for food allergies when using the peanuts though..
You could also have a box in a centre with things a vet might use ( thermometer, thesascope, etc. white lab coat have them play dress up.
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