Jungle Art Projects for Preschoolers

Take a break from crafting and have your little ones try on of these jungle art projects for preschoolers! They’ll love exploring different art styles. 

From handprint art to mixed media ideas, there is sure to be something on this list for your budding artist to try. Whether you rely on a favorite art style or you’re looking to try something new, choose one of these ideas to get you started. 

Take a break from crafting and have your little ones try on of these jungle art projects for preschoolers! They'll love exploring different art styles. 

Jungle Art Projects for Preschoolers

I love the combination of footprints and a unique painting “brush” in this lion painting with footprints and forks art project. Emma Owl

Your little one will love painting their hands to create this cute handprint giraffeFun with Mama

This mixed media art project is sure to be a hit with your preschoolers. The handprint elephants and 3D jungle trees are so much fun! Rainy Day Mum

Your little monkey will love creating this cute handprint monkey swinging on a vine! Fun Handprint Art

Little ones will love painting stripes on this fun tiger handprint craftFun Handprint Art

Have you ever had your kids try marble painting? This fun tiger art project is a great reason to give it a try. Craftulate

Try some new painting techniques when you have your kids create this awesome abstract giraffe paintingArty Crafty Kids

Must Have Resources:

When completing these crafts and activities at home, I find that the following resources are very helpful to have on hand. 


Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool jungle 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.

Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest RhymeRumble in the JungleThe Jungle Book (Disney The Jungle Book) (Little Golden Book)


Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme – This rainforest is teeming with monkeys that hoot, ocelots that pounce, parrots that squawk, and boas that squeeze! The remarkable illustrations―all done in polymer clay―vividly convey the abundant energy of a rainforest.

Rumble in the Jungle – Join this rhyming safari and meet everyone from the elphing elephant to the gangly giraffe, and maybe even the terrible tiger!

The Jungle Book – Young Mowgli loves growing up in the jungle with his animal friends. But what happens when he is told that he must go live in the Man-village?

Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:

Add this finger puppet set with safari animals to your imaginative play area. It is perfect for playing with your child or for letting them retell their favorite jungle-themed story.

This unique and original wooden counting game features a jungle animal theme. Plus it hides 100 other wild secrets… Look closely in the picture you are holding, and find all the numbers 1 to 100 – in the right order.

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