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!
There 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!
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.
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.”
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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.
This was definitely a quick and easy letter craft for preschoolers. And of course it’s great sensory experience too.
G is for Gorilla Zoo Craft
What you’ll need
Here’s how to do it
- How does a mama gorilla take care of her baby?
- How does your family take care of you?
- 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.
- 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.
- Did the child explain how his caregiver cared for him?
- Did he act out the role of being a gorilla parent?
We started with the mask template that was included with our preschool curriculum kit, but you could totally make one really quickly.
You could even let your little kids cut it out for a little bit of extra fine motor practice.
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!
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.
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.
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Our favorites from Usborne Books & More:
That’s Not My Zoo Box Set*
Zoo Picture Puzzle Book*
199 Zoo Animals*
At the Zoo – Book & Jigsaw Puzzle *
First Sticker Book Zoo*
Little Stickers Zoo*
Peek Inside the Zoo*
Baby’s Very First Noisy Book Zoo*
Baby’s Very First Slide & See Zoo*
Kangaroo at the Zoo*
More Preschool Zoo Crafts & Activities:
10 Quick & Easy Zoo Craft Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers
5 Tray Play Ideas + Why They’re So Important
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
As 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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