I love setting up fun and engaging pretend play activities for the toddlers and preschoolers in my daycare.
Some of our favourite pretend play activities have been our:
These were all such big hits that the kids ask for them over and over again. Even the older kids who join us when they don’t have school enjoy them.
We recently added another favourite to the list. This pretend Play Animal Clinic. The kids played all morning, bandaging their stuffed animals, taking their temperatures and giving them medicine.
It was wonderful to watch them explore the instruments I’d set out for them, and endearing to listen to their conversations as they lovingly cared for their patients.
Pop on over to CBC Parents to see the entire set up. I hope you’ll be inspired to set up an animal hospital for your own hooligans soon.
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.