These Free Printable Wild Animal Activities are the perfect way to introduce your kindergartner to wild animals at home in a fun and engaging way. Get yours today!
Give your little kids an opportunity to practice creative thinking and problem solving, fine motor skills and lots more with these Free Printable Wild Animal Activities.
A trip to the zoo is exciting and it’s a great way to teach children about wild animals. Zoos often work to protect endangered species and provide sanctuary for all kinds of wild animals.
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Your children will be ready to meet the monkeys, lions, and elephants from this fun activity pack in real life. These easy printables are filled with games, coloring pages, and activities for preschoolers, kindergartners, and older kids too.
Keep reading to discover more fun and free wild animal activities to enjoy at home.
One of the best ways to introduce wild animals to your kids at home is by using pretend play. In this way, children can explore the way wild animals move and sound.
Pretending to be a wild animal can help children to feel brave in situations where they might be afraid or nervous. For example, roaring like a tiger before a trip to the dentist might help a nervous child not to feel scared.
If you have an Alexa at home, try the Animal Workout* skill with your children. It’s a fun way to incorporate physical activity into your lessons. Alexa will help kids learn to move like different wild animals while doing fun exercises to help build gross motor skills.
Stories & Songs
Another great way to help children learn about wild animals is through books. Books can teach us about all kinds of amazing things, animals included. My kids are particularly fond of funny stories. Here are some of our favorite fictional wild animals.
- Grumpy Monkey* by Suzanne Lang
- Caring for Your Lion* by Tammi Sauer
- But Not the Hippopotamus* by Sandra Boynton
After you’ve exercised like a zebra, fed giraffes from your car, read about monkeys, and enjoyed all the fun wild animal activities in this free printable pack, your little ones are going to be so tuckered out they’ll nap like sloths.
But just in case you want to enjoy some more wild animal fun before the day is through, here are some more fun wild animal activities to do.
Wild Animal Mask Crafts
Another great way to help children explore wild animals through pretend is by helping them to look like their favorite wild animals at the zoo! Learning to move like an elephant with Alexa is a lot of fun, but what if you could look and sound like an elephant too?
You can do just that with these easy paper plate masks. They’re perfect for exploring animals with your preschoolers.
- Make a pasta lion paper plate mask
- Have fun with this noisy elephant mask
- Chomp like a paper plate alligator
Keep scrolling to get your free printable wild animal activity pack and start exploring wild animals with your little ones right at home.
Free Printable Wild Animals Activities
I hope you enjoy using these free printable wild animal activities with your little kids as much as I enjoyed creating them with mine.
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