My daughter is an animal lover. It doesn’t matter what kind of animal it is… she’s going to love it. So, when we started our homeschool journey she chose to study animals for science. For three years straight!
Following her lead, we did lapbooks, read books, visited the zoo to see animals up close, and studied animals of all kinds.
While I started this site long after her preschool years, I know that most preschoolers love animals of some kind. So, these fun activities will help you follow your child’s lead as they dive in to learn more about animals.
Below, you’ll find an amazing collection of animal activities for preschoolers! It contains crafts, printables, books, and more for young learners!
Animals are always a popular theme with preschoolers. You can focus on pets, zoo animals, animal habitats, and more.
Animal Activities for Preschool
I love teaching animal themes to preschoolers. There’s such an abundance of topics to be covered, and no shortage of books, printables, and themed resources to incorporate into the activities.
Below, you’ll find all of the posts I’ve written to date that feature animal topics. Be sure to check back frequently, though, because I’m always adding new posts to this list.
Preschool Animal Activities
Monkey activities for preschoolers! Find crafts, printables, book lists, and more. Come discover some fun activities to do with your little monkeys.
Your kids will be roaring over these preschool zoo theme activities! From books and printables to crafts and hands-on fun, don’t miss these awesome ideas!
Fabulous frog activities for preschool! Find crafts, printables, book lists, and more. Hop on over to discover them all!
Even your youngest learners will enjoy this amazing collection of penguin activities for toddlers. They’re perfect for your winter lessons!
Animal Books for Preschoolers
I love to start my lessons with a good book. Most of the time, I choose picture books that are fiction. They tend to be more engaging with preschoolers.
However, I’ve recently begun sharing non-fiction books, board books, and easy readers that kids of all ages can enjoy.
Wintertime is a great way to read books about hibernation and migration. This post contains a printable book list you can take to the library with you.
Penguin Awareness Day is January 20. Here are 5 books about penguins you can read with your preschoolers as you celebrate.
These books about the ocean will help your kids learn more about the ocean and the animals that live in it.
When you teach your preschoolers about the forest, be sure to add a few books about forest animals, as well.
Whether you’re studying bats during Halloween or you’re teaching them about nocturnal animals, these are some of our favorite fiction or nonfiction picture books about bats for preschoolers.
Sea turtles are amazing creatures. These fiction and nonfiction sea turtle books will introduce kids to these amazing sea creatures!
12 amusing cow books for preschool! Fill your book basket with these animal books for preschool and kindergarten readers.
Do you have a horse crazy child in the house? A child who begs for riding lessons and asks Santa for a pony every Christmas? Then this list of children’s horse books is for you!
What a great collection of turtle books for preschoolers and young readers. This list includes both fiction and nonfiction books to teach more about turtles.
Your animal-loving kiddos are sure to love this collection of pet books for preschoolers. Cats, dogs, dragons, unicorns, and more!
Fill your book basket with ocean animal books for preschoolers. They will help you introduce your little ones to the ocean and the animals that live in it.
Introduce toddlers to farm lief with these farm animal books for toddlers. This collection of board books is perfect for little hands!
Preschool Animal Crafts
These egg carton ocean animal crafts are perfect for summertime! Decorate recycled egg cartons and turn them into cute sea creatures.
These easy bird feeders are perfect all year long! Kids can make and hang them, and then watch as the birds flock to your yard.
Teddy bear toast is a quick and easy breakfast or snack for preschoolers. Encourage your little ones to eat a healthy treat with toast that looks like a bear.
Most kids I know love crafting, and these bear crafts for kindergarten and preschool will go great with all of your bear themed units and activities. Check out all 19 ideas!
This cow craft is the perfect addition to this collection. With just a few simple household items, your preschoolers will enjoy transforming an ordinary styrofoam cup into a cute little cow.
Children of all ages will enjoy making this adorable baby birds nest craft! It’s a great addition to your spring lessons or your bird unit study.
Inspired by the ocean and perfect for summer! Kids can make this adorable seahorse art project with colored paper and bubble wrap. Perfect to do alongside Mr. Seahorse by Eric Carle.
Are you looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer? How about making one of these fun ocean themed crafts for preschool!
Download the free template and follow the tutorial to make a simple paper-weaving sea turtle kids craft with your preschoolers!
This H is for Horse craft is the perfect addition to your letter of the week activities. Or, add it to your wild west, horse, or cowboy preschool themes!
Add one or more of these horse crafts to your letter of the week, farm, horse, or animal preschool themes. Perfect for preschoolers and young crafters!
Add these cute cow crafts for preschoolers to your upcoming Letter C, farm, or animal units. Preschoolers will love all 25 of these creative activities.
This bunny paper plate craft is perfect for your upcoming spring and Easter plans! It simple enough for even your youngest crafters to make.
Are you looking for more hands-on fun for your preschool bear theme? Then, don’t miss these bear-themed sensory play activities for preschoolers!
Are you looking for a new winter craft to do with your little ones? Don’t miss this waddling penguin preschool craft! It’s perfect for young crafters.
Winter is a great time of year to study polar bears with your preschoolers. When you do, add one or more of these polar bear crafts for preschool!
Planning a trip to the beach or dreaming about one? This collection of adorable ocean animal crafts is sure to be a hit with your kids this summer!
Do your preschoolers love animals? Do they love to roar like lions and jump around making monkey sounds? If so, they are going to love these jungle animals activities!
After making a bird feeder (see above), your kids will love completing this preschool backyard birds unit study.
Kids can practice counting to twenty with this set of ocean count-and-clip cards.
If your little ones are fascinated by farm animals, they’ll love these printable preschool farm activities.
Preschoolers will love the cute animals that adorn the pages in this Animal Crackers learning pack.
Prepare your preschoolers for their first loose tooth with some quick, fun activities to go along with Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson.
These bear-themed cutting practice pages provide much-needed cutting practice for little hands. They provide an opportunity to build fine motor skills.
Download these free zoo math worksheets which focus on counting, adding and subtracting, and sequencing by attribute.
This set of six life cycle sequencing puzzles will help young learners practice sequencing as they learn the life cycle of an apple, sunflower, bat, pumpkin, bee, and spider.
Looking for a new printable pack to use with your preschoolers? Don’t miss these pet activities for preschool! Fun math and literacy activities.
Do your kids love Jan Brett books? If so, they’re going to love this The Mitten story printable and hands-on activity! Perfect for winter homeschool lessons!
Discover fun and engaging printable The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear activities that are perfect for tots and preschoolers.
Studying marine life is exciting for kids! If your preschoolers are interested in sea turtles, it might be time for a sea turtle life cycle unit study!
Check out these FREE preschool ocean theme printables! These printables will help kids learn colors, alphabet, and math with a fun ocean theme. Perfect for your summer homeschool preschool lessons!
Free farm animals activities for preschoolers! Entertain your kids with a fun farm-themed activity pack with coloring pages and games!
Be sure to check back on a regular basis. As I add new animal-themed posts to the site, I’ll update this list so you can find all of my animal activities in one place!
And, if you’re looking for something specific, leave a comment and let me know.