Here’s a list of quick & easy zoo crafts for your next preschool monthly theme. You’ll find popsicle stick puppets, process art, and everything in between! Teach your little kids all about the zoo while learning the alphabet too!
Little kids love the zoo and of course animals in general. I know the little guy does and I’m willing to bet that your preschoolers do too! And what could be better than getting creative and learning about animals from A to Z! Here’s a list of quick & easy ideas for zoo crafts for toddlers and preschoolers.
We’ve covered lots of our favorite animals and probably a few of yours too! Starting with A is for Alligator and ending with Z is for Zebra, teach your little kids all about the zoo while learning the alphabet too!
Made from items you already have
Most of these zoo crafts needs only basic supplies that you probably already have around the house. Each post includes both a list of materials as well as detailed instructions.
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Animal ABC Crafts perfect for Unit Studies
You’ll find everything from popsicle sticks puppets to process art. Roar like a lion and fly like a bird. Your little kids will love making fun crafts featuring their favorite zoo animal friends.
This fun puppet will give kids the chance to practice their pasting skills while making their very own alligator to play with.
Make these birds for a fun finger play with puppets! They’re perfect for bringing to life your own version of Two Little Blackbirds. Add in color practice by having kids rename their “blackbirds” after the colors of their feathers.
This craft is so perfect for a science lesson! Did you know camels can drink 53 gallons of water? It’s no wonder they can last six months without food or drink. My little guy loves learning about animals and crafts are a tangible way to help him remember all the fun things we learn.
D is also for “don’t” as in, “don’t be afraid of the glitter.” This process art activity is totally worth the mess! Try it and I’m sure you’ll agree.
I love interactive crafts! My fridge is covered with my kids’ artwork too, but isn’t it great when they make something they can use and enjoy? After all, kids learn best through play! So dive in to a fun lesson all about elephants and make your own elephant to explore what you’ve learned.
Of course one of the best ways to practice the alphabet, is to make the letters! With this craft, little learners can make their very own letter F with a fun animal spin.
As an added bonus, this process art activity also builds fine motor skills as children explore pinching and dipping toothpicks to form fantastic sea urchins of their own. I love it when you can achieve two goals with one activity. Want to teach science while you practice fine motor skills and learn about the letter U? Just add in a fun book or video all about sea urchins. Math? Try counting the toothpicks your little one uses to build his urchins. So many possibilities and so much fun!
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