When I Grow Up – I Want to Be a Vet


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My oldest son has expressed a desire to be a veterinarian for quite some time. We knew this would be perfect topic for August’s Poppins Book Nook theme: What Will I Be When I Grow Up?

We decided to read A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian by Heather Adamson to get an idea about what it’s like to be a vet. Then, we came up with a few great activities!

Set Up a Vet Clinic

We set up our very own vet clinic with stuffed animals and toy medical instruments. This is a great pretend play activity for the kids. My kids are 5 and under and really LOVE pretend play. All I did was make the suggestion and they did the rest!

Cat Unit Study

My son’s absolute favorite animal right now is the cat. I found this cat unit study from 1+1+1=1 for first graders. It is based on the book Why Do Cats Meow and it goes great with this theme! She also has printable Montessori cards that can be used to study the different breeds of cats that my son absolutely loved!

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  1. My daughter loves to pretend she is a vet. We will be checking this book out!

    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!

  2. I love it! We’re actually doing that cat unit study this week! We were led to it because I’ve been doing “animal of the week” with the preschoolers and we did “C is for cat.” My older two are wanting to do science related to all the little kids animal themes this year, so we’re working through those unit study printables this week to coordinate!

  3. I can remember as a child dragging home every stray I found. We live on a farm and I wanted so badly to be a “pet doctor”. Mom says that’s what I called it when I was bandaging the newest puppy scrape or cut! Nice article.

    I didn’t make it as far as I thought I would, but my life with animal rescue and blogging makes me happy.

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