Pet Crafts for Preschoolers
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Whether you’re studying animals with your preschoolers or looking for a fun animal craft, check out these adorable pet crafts for preschoolers.
On the list below, you’ll find preschool crafts and art projects that feature common household pets such as birds, cats, dogs, fish, and more.
Kids will love getting creative with these fun and engaging activities.
Pet Crafts for Preschoolers
These fun preschool crafts can be added to your animal themes, pet theme, or letter of the week activities.
Easy Cat Craft for Kids
This easy cat craft is perfect for Halloween or for a pet theme, or if like my kids you just really like cats! It’s super simple to make with a printing technique that’s great for little hands. Crafts on Sea
Colorful Paper Plate Birds
These paper plate birds are simply gorgeous. They are also a great art and craft project to make with kids of all ages! Pink Stripey Socks
Paper Plate Dog Craft
Have a dog fan at home? This paper plate dog craft is a fun and simple craft for kids! Simple Everyday Mom
Clothespeg Bird Craft for Kids
You resident bird-loving child will enjoy making these clothespin birds. They are so easy to make that you can have an entire flock in no time. Taming Little Monsters
Craft Stick Puppy Dog Craft
Got a lot of craft sticks and a dog lover? Help your child create their very own stick puppy! Our Kid Things
Dog Craft Preschool Kids Will Love
Toilet tube animal crafts are fun for any dog loving family. This dog themed craft idea will be a fun way to recycle and craft at the same time! The Inspiration Edit
Paper Bag Dog Valentine Craft
Make this cute and simple paper bag puppy craft for Valentine's Day fun!
Coffee Filter Dog Craft
Turn a coffee filter into an adorable dog craft using crayons and markers! Your child can recreate their favorite pet or dog breed. Look We’re Learning
Easy Origami Dog / Puppy
These little easy origami dogs are a perfect craft for a rainy day – simply because – all you need is a sheet of white paper. Red Ted Art
Handprint Fish Crafts for Preschoolers
You can also use this fish craft idea for a preschool fish theme, an ocean theme, under the sea craft or Letter F week. There are so many fun ways to incorporate this handprint fish craft into your plans. Natural Beach Living
Egg carton goldfish craft
Use an old egg carton to create a goldfish craft. Great for an ocean theme or in order to create a faux fishbowl of pets! The Craft Train
Paper puppy puppets craft for kids
Kids will love this easy paper puppy puppet craft for kids from the gingerbread house. Inspired by a naughty puppy, create your own family of dog puppets - can also be used as bookmarks. The Gingerbread House
Paper Bag Crafts for Kids: Puppy Puppet
This paper bag puppy is super easy to make and can be used as a puppet too – perfect for extending your activity and keeping the kids occupied for a bit longer! Crafts on Sea
Paper Plate Cat Craft
This paper plate cat craft is a great evergreen craft for any time of the year and the best part is it’s made out of a paper plate which you probably already have on hand. I Heart Crafty Things
Yarn Wrapped Bird Craft
Kids can play with color and texture, as well as explore their creativity and versatility through only being able to use scraps to make this yarn wrapped bird craft. Arty Crafty Kids
Paper Bag Cat Craft
Make this cute paper bag cat craft then let the kids put on a puppet show! Simple Everyday Mom
Paper Turtle Craft to Do with Kids
This paper turtle craft will help build those fine motor skills while making a super cute turtle! The Inspiration Edit
Make an adorable bouncing balloon puppy. Make him jump and walk him around the house. The Craft Train
3D Dog Mask DIY
These lovely 3D dog mask DIYs make great additions to any dramatic play area or as a book extension when reading about dogs. Red Ted Art
Nest and Baby Bird Craft
This easy nest and baby bird craft is also great for preschoolers and kindergarten and is a great way to work on fine motor skills while creating adorable art! Buggy and Buddy
Dogs Popsicle Stick Puppets Printables
Kick your child’s imagination into high gear with these dogs popsicle stick puppets printables. What better way to make use of all of those than with popsicle stick puppets? 3 Boys and a Dog
Coffee Filter Cat Craft
This is a really simple and cute coffee filter cat craft for kids! Use some basic supplies for a very cute kitty. Look We’re Learning
PET BOOKS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of pet-themed picture books that will help your preschoolers celebrate their pets – or the ones their dreaming of!
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
The Perfect Pet– Elizabeth really wants a pet. But her parents do not want a pet. Instead they give her a cactus. Even though Elizabeth’s new plant proves to be a good listener, Elizabeth still really wants a pet…
Strictly No Elephants – When the local Pet Club won’t admit a boy’s tiny pet elephant, he finds a solution—one that involves all kinds of unusual animals in this sweet and adorable picture book.
Can I Be Your Dog? – This picture book shares the tale of Arfy, a homeless mutt who lives in a box in an alley. Arfy writes to every person on Butternut Street about what a great pet he’d make. Readers will be happily surprised to learn just who steps up to adopt Arfy.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities
Children will love acting out their favorite puppy stories with these puppy finger puppets.
This adorable set of wooden kittens stacking game are sure to be your child’s new favorite toy. When children learn to stack toys on top of each other they are developing fine motor skills which later will help them hold a pencil or crayon properly.
Teach children how dogs grow and change with this life cycle of a dog worksheet. They’ll love learning how their favorite animals change over their lifetime.