Most of the kids, my own included, love playing with plush animals. Usually there is one or two they simply adore and carry around all the time. However, when they get bored with their plushies, it’s time to change the play! Invite kids to make and help decorate bandages for animal hospital pretend play and let them pretend to be animal doctors!
Not sure how this turns out in your house, but my kids are quite good at using up bandages! They love to play with their little animals friends and pretend they are healing them and taking then up to an animal hospital. And what kind of animal hospital it would be without bandages?!
For this reason, I decided to create for them set of masking tape bandages they can decorate themselves AND make them reusable! Using these more than once and more than on one animal is a huge plus! Although, these cheap homemade play bandages are easy enough to make from scratch each time!
How to Make Pretend Play Bandages for an Animal Hospital?
Materials we used:
To make homemade play bandages, simply cut masking tape to a desired length and place in the middle a little felt square you prepared in advance. You can use scissors to round up corners if you wish.
If you would like to make them reusable, like we made our pretend play bandages, use transparent plastic to glue them while kids decorate. And they can glue it back once they are done with playing.
This is how we made our own bandages – we used a piece of plastic “window” from a toy box we recently purchased to glue our bandages on them, then cut around each of the bandages. (You can see how they turned out on the picture below.)
Kids used markers to draw their own designs on the bandages although my older daughter showed more interest in decoration. Toddler just wanted to “heal” her little furry friends!
Let’s Heal our Furry Friend in an Animal Hospital!
There were many accidents their animals experienced in next hour while they played! From broken legs and wings to painful tummies!
Apparently one of unicorn broke her wing and we had to make a roll bandage from an old t-shirt and wrap her wing.
Our little animal vet pet kit was perfect for this play.
Would love to know if your kids enjoy pretend playing vet’s office!? And which one is their favorite furry friend?
The Best Toy for Animal Hospital Pretend Play
As mantioned before, kids love their vetenerian kit! 17-piece set includes everything you need to make vet pretend play complete: a stuffed puppy, name tag, food bowl, brush, comb, stethoscope, syringe, tweezers, otoscope, clamp, ophthalmoscope, scissors, mirror, clipboard, patient chart, carry case, and exam table.
What to Play Next?
- Let kids race with their favorite plush toys!
- Pretend play to be an astronaut.
- Pick a new pretend play toy!
- Put the fire out like a real firefighter!
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