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Does your child like animals? These fun and simple zoo activities are perfect for adding to a zoo themed week!

This free simple activity plan includes doable zoo activity ideas that are great for the animal lover preschoolers in your life.

Hands-on, easy to prep, and great for encouraging talking and learning about the ZOO!

GRAB YOUR FREE ZOO SIMPLE ACTIVITY PLAN HERE!

Take a picture peek at each of the ideas below and be sure to garb the one page print out to add to your fridge for easy reference.

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ZOO ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS

LITERACY: ZOO SOUNDS

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Collect a few toy zoo animals and write the beginning sound for each on a sheet of paper. Set the toy animals in a basket or on a tray and have your child pick an animal, say the animals name, then find and match it to the correct beginning sound. *No toy animals, just sketch a few on paper or google few pictures to download.

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MATH: GIRAFE SPOTS

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Draw a simple giraffe on a sheet of paper and leave off the spots! Set the picture out with a bowl of Cheerios and a dice. Have your child roll the dice and add spots to their giraffe. Ready for addition? Give your child two dice and have them roll and add.

FINE MOTOR: PLAY DOUGH SNAKES

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Set up a play dough snakes invitation to work on fine motor skills. Grab a tray and add play dough, googly eyes, cut straws, beads, and gems to it. Ask your child to roll the play dough to make a snake and then use the supplies to decorate it. Can they make a pattern snake? How many beads did they add to their snake? What color is their snake?

CRAFT: HANDPRINT LION MASK

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Cut out the center of a paper plate. Trace your child’s hand on a sheet of paper then cut out multiple orange and yellow handprints. Glue the handprints to the paper plate rim (this will form your lion mane). Cut out and add two brown paper ears. Hold your lion mask in  front of your face. ROAR!

BUILD: BLOCK ZOO

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Set out some play blocks and zoo animal toys. Invite your kids to create a ZOO! Have them build cages for the animals, add a tape walkway, and then encourage them to add sticky note name labels for each animal. Have fun walking through the zoo and visiting all the animals.

SENSORY: ANIMAL BATH

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Fill a large tub with soapy water. Toss in some zoo animal toys and a sponge or two. Have fun washing and cleaning the animals.

MOVE: ANIMAL ACTIONS

My girls are in LOVE with this fun zoo animal action song. Take a little dance break and try out these moves!

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE ZOO SIMPLE ACTIVITY PLAN HERE

So are you ready for some zoo themed fun? Download the free simple activity plan and enjoy these easy ideas for kids! Let me know which is your favorite and be sure to tag me over on IG @engaging_littles so I can see al the fun you are having.

Need MORE ZOO themed activity ideas?

I have an entire set of Pre-K printable centers and activities that are ZOO THEMED! These printable math and literacy centers are perfect for adding to a learning shelf or pulling out for some more focused leanring time style activities. You can check out the entire pack here in my TPT shop.

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