Here’s a list of quick & easy zoo crafts for your next preschool monthly theme. You’ll find craft 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.
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Here’s a list of quick & easy ideas for zoo crafts for toddlers and preschoolers!
Animal ABC Crafts Perfect for Unit Studies
You’ll find everything from craft 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 puppet 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! Do you know how much water a camel can drink or what the function of a camel’s hump is? 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. This D is for Dolphin Zoo Craft is also perfect for introducing the concept of mixed media to your little learners.
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 into 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.
Little kids love texture painting and this G is for Gorilla Zoo Craft includes a fun comb painting technique. Comb painting is a quick and easy way to make animal fur for all your preschool zoo crafts!
Jellyfish are all kinds of awesome and of course, this J is for Jellyfish craft is too! Don’t forget to add this adorable jellyfish craft to your zoo or ocean preschool theme.
Make a cute llama paper craft using yarn! This L is for Llama Zoo Craft is perfect for practicing important fine motor skills like cutting and pasting.
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