G is for Gorilla Zoo Craft

Here’s a quick & easy G is for Gorilla Zoo Craft! If you’re looking for letter crafts or even planning a preschool zoo theme, then this post is for you! What a wonderful sensory experience! Use a comb for texture when you’re painting. Your little kids will for sure love it!

collage of gorilla craft images with text: Comb Painting Gorilla Preschool ArtThere are still quite a few zoo crafts that I want to share with y’all! You know, because preschool zoo crafts are great, right? Little kids for sure love making fun zoo animals from everything things that you can find around the house.

Preschoolers and toddlers will love this quick & easy zoo activity!

preschooler painting with comb
The little guy and I had a blast with this fun gorilla zoo craft. We used a comb to create the gorilla’s “fur,” which of course added lots of texture.

preschooler dipping comb into black paint
Gorilla begins with the letter G. Gorillas use sounds (grunts and other noises) and gestures to communicate. they have long arms and use them to “knuckle walk.”

preschooler mixing black and white paint with comb
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

preschooler painting gorilla mask with comb
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.

preschooler mixing black and white paint with comb
This was definitely a quick and easy letter craft for preschoolers. And of course it’s great sensory experience too.

black and white paint on paper plate
G is for Gorilla Zoo Craft

What you’ll need

gorilla mask with gray texture paint
Here’s how to do it

Discuss

  • How does a mama gorilla take care of her baby?
  • How does your family take care of you?

preschooler painting gorilla mask with comb
Make 

  • Invite the children to use combs as a painting tool. Paint “fur”on the mask. Add other features as desired.
  • Attach the craft stick and pretend to be gorillas.

preschooler using comb to create texture for gorilla mask zoo craft
Play

  • Encourage children to gently pat the heads of the stuffed animals, like gorilla parents do. Encourage children to wear their gorilla mask and gently pat a friend’s head.

preschooler using comb to spread gray paint on gorilla mask
Observe

  • Did the child explain how his caregiver cared for him?
  • Did he act out the role of being a gorilla parent?

preschooler holding comb with paint on it
We started with the mask template that was included with our preschool curriculum kit, but you could totally make one really quickly.

closeup of gorilla mask zoo craft
You could even let your little kids cut it out for a little bit of extra fine motor practice.

preschooler painting with comb
I gave the little guy black and white paint and he mixed it using the comb and then painted the gorilla’s “fur.” How fun!

paper plate on plastic tray covered with paint
I’m sure that your little kids will love this activity too! Zoo crafts for preschoolers are a great way to exercise their little creative minds. You could use this gorilla zoo craft after a trip to the zoo or even after reading any of the wonderful children’s zoo books.

And let’s not forget that this DIY gorilla craft is made from paper using paint and a comb, which are things that all preschool teachers and homeschool mamas most likely have. You could also use a paper plate and just add ears using scraps of paper. Either way, this gorilla zoo craft is sure to please.

G is for gorilla mask
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing more of what we’re up to with our Art Studio theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!

More Preschool Zoo Crafts & Activities:

10 Quick & Easy Zoo Craft Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers
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A is for Alligator Activities
A is for Alligator Zoo Craft
B is for Bird Activities
B is for Bird Craft
C is for Camel Activities
C is for Camel Craft
D is for Dolphin Activities
D is for Dolphin Craft 
E is for Elephant Craft
The Process is Almost Always More Important Than The Product
F is for Fox Craft
G is for Gorilla Craft
J is for Jellyfish Craft
L is for Llama Craft
T is for Tiger Activities + Curriculum Design
U is for Urchin Craft

MGT-Blog-Transparent-300x300As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger

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collage of gorilla craft images with text: G is for Gorilla Gorilla Mask Zoo Craft Idea