Roar, stomp, and swing into learning fun with this 5-day Zoo Activities Guide for Preschoolers! It’s filled with 5 days of activities, printables, and yummy zoo-inspired treats! Take the stress out of finding themed preschool activities with this free printable guide.
What are Activity Guides?
Here at The Printables Library at KidsActivities.com, we know that teaching little learners can be a lot of work. That’s why we have created activity guides that take the guesswork out of what to teach and when!
Each activity guide is broken down into five days of learning fun. The days feature a printable (usually from right here at The Printables Library!), as well as activities that you can do with your kids to extend the learning! We have also rounded up some fun related videos and books that you can add to your daily learning time to keep your kids engaged.
Let’s start some Zoo-tastic Preschool Activities!
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Zoo Activities Guide for Preschoolers
KINDERGARTEN READINESS SKILLS INCLUDED IN THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES
- Making comparisons
- Using a pencil and crayon with control
- Using scissors
- Copying basic shapes
- Counts from 1-10
- Matches numbers to groups
- Shape recognition
- Color naming
- Listening to stories
- Alphabet recognition
- Connects letter sounds to letters
- Draws a picture to express an idea
- Listens to directions
For more information about kindergarten readiness skills, check out this list.
Daily Zoo Activities
Zoo Activity Guide – Day 1:
Printable: This Tiger Coloring Page is just what you need to have a roaring good time!
Activity 1: After you read Put Me in the Zoo, make some Put Me in the Zoo inspired snacks!
Activity 2: Stretch out the day’s learning with a fun Giraffe Craft!
Zoo Activity Guide – Day 2:
Printable: Work on the Letter Z with these fun and free printable alphabet worksheets.
Activity 1: Whip up some play dough animals for hands-on sensory fun.
Activity 2: Grab your copy of Goodnight Gorilla and then try this fun book-related activity!
Zoo Activity Guide – Day 3:
Printable: Practice spelling and writing with some vocab word scrambles.
Activity 1: Create something amazing with one of these zoo animal crafts.
Activity 2: These chocolate ice cream monkeys are especially yummy after a hard day of learning!
Zoo Activity Guide – Day 4: FIELD TRIP DAY!
Printable: Explore the alphabet with this adorable Animal Alphabet Coloring Page.
Activity 1: Read up on 10 tips for a fantastic trip to the zoo!
Activity 2: Take a trip to the zoo and see the animals you’ve been reading about in person! Can’t make it to the zoo? Watch the animal cams from the San Diego Zoo instead!
Zoo Activity Guide – Day 5:
Printable: Have some pretend play fun and be a veterinarian to some of your stuffed animals today!
Activity 1: Make a paper plate lion and roar!
Activity 2: Have a Zoo Animal Hunting Game using pictures you took from the zoo yesterday.
Zoo Books for Kids
The View at the Zoo by Kathleen Long Bostrum
Zoo Videos for Kids
*We always recommend that parents preview videos found online before showing them to their kids. We don’t have control of the content that’s linked and sometimes it can change. It’s always safer to preview the clips first!
San Diego Zoo Live Ape Cam
While they don’t have a video we can embed, you can watch the LIVE cam on their website HERE.