Forest Animals Crafts for Kids

These forest animals crafts for kids are perfect for your autumn lesson plans! You can also add them to your letter of the week and general animal themes.

On the list below, you’ll find preschool crafts to add to your upcoming animal themes. You’ll find paper plate crafts, paper bag crafts, toilet paper roll crafts, and more!

Forest Animals Crafts for Kids

The wooden board base of this cute autumnal woodland animal craft makes it perfect to put on display! Kids will love crafting the animals out of old cereal boxes. Blue Bear Wood

Preschoolers can practice their shapes with this fun preschool owl craft. There is Just One Mommy

Preschoolers will love creating this simple fork-painted bear craft. Using a fork instead of a paint brush creates a unique texture that kids will love. Homeschool Preschool

I absolutely love this squirrel in a tree craft, and I’d bet your preschoolers will, too! Buggy and Buddy

These acorn mice are absolutely adorable. Your kids will love making this nature craft. Kids Craft Room

Turn some empty cardboard tubes into a family of cardboard tube bears. You could even use them to act out The Three Bears story. Creative Family Fun

Little ones will strengthen fine motor skills with this cute hedgehog craft. Kids Craft Room

Making this paper plate fox is as easy as tearing colored tissue paper and glueing on some construction paper features. Crafts on Sea

This paper bag skunk craft is so cute! Kids can add it to their pretend play time to act out all sorts of forest scenes. I Heart Crafty Things

These burlap no-sew owls are easy to make, and your kids will love personalizing them with fun button eyes. Kids Craft Room

Little ones will love making this Fantastic Mr. Fox mask! Add it to your pretend play area so kids can wear it and act out their favorite stories. Red Ted Art

This easy owl mask craft will make the perfect addition to your pretend play area. Kids will love wearing it as they act out their favorite owl stories. Nurture Store

Here’s a cute wooden spoon mouse craft that kids can use as a storytelling puppet. I Heart Crafty Things

These bear and owl finger puppets are the perfect accessory for reading Bear’s New Friend aloud. I Heart Crafty Things

This pom pom hedgehog craft might require a bit of assistance from an adult, but it’s too cute to pass over. Red Ted Art

Here’s a cute cupcake liner fox craft that your kids will love! I Heart Crafty Things

These adorable cork owls are simple to make with some buttons and scraps of fabric. Happy Hooligans

Use these origami fox corner bookmarks to mark your child’s spot in his/her favorite story! Red Ted Art


Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool forest animals books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

A Walk Through the WoodsNight-Night, Forest FriendsWoodland Babies: Fun for Little Fingers (Pull-Ups)


A Walk Through the Woods – Listen: the forest is calling. Take a quiet walk through the woods, where shadows fall in the darkness, eyes peek out, and some animals sleep while others run and leap.

Night-Night, Forest Friends – As the sun sets, animals all over the forest get ready for bed. Papa rabbit tucks his babies in among the leaves, fuzzy bears settle in their den, and little foxes snuggle together under the moonlight. Up above, an owl hoots a lullaby. 

Woodland Babies – There are lots of things to see, count, and explore in this wonderful book. Hedgehog, rabbit, owl and fox each live in the woods. Count how many babies each one has–and look for a funny mouse hidden on each page too!

Round Out Your Unit with These Activities

Do you know which animals live in the forest? Use this woodland animals flannel board story set to teach your toddler or preschooler all about woodland animals. A great travel toy to keep your child engaged.

These woodland animals finger puppets are great for car rides, doctor appointments and anytime quiet play is needed.

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