Zoo animal coloring pages can be used as a follow-up activity after your trip to the zoo or for a quiet time activity.
Print these preschool coloring pages, and preschoolers can pick their favorite zoo animal to color.
Or, you can add them individually to your animal lesson plans.
Did you know that coloring pages are more than just coloring pages? They can be learning tools disguised as fun!
Zoo Animal Coloring Pages
This free preschool printable includes a variety of zoo-themed coloring pages. They’ll make a great addition to your upcoming preschool lesson plans.
These print-and-go coloring pages are perfect for busy moms and preschool teachers like you.
You can print them out for your next playdate, as well. They’re perfect for both home and classroom use.
Coloring is a great way to let your kids get creative while learning about colors and color mixing.
Preschoolers will strengthen their concentration skills as they work to complete each of the coloring pages.
You can print these pages and bind them in a folder to create a coloring book for kids.
Or, you can print them one at a time for a quiet activity or transition tool between lessons.
More Zoo Animals Activities
There are so many ways to teach children about zoo animals. Here are a few engaging ideas that will help you teach your kids about the animals while keeping them learning at the same time.
Zoo Movies for Kids
I love incorporating videos into our lessons whenever possible. They’re a great way to break from the books and worksheets that typically fill a science lesson.
I also save them for rainy days or sick days that may crop up during the unit. Here are a few ideas:
Zoo Animals Activities
Young learners love hands-on activities, and they help little ones engage with the topic at hand. When studying zoo animals, you can add one or more of these activities to your to-do list:
- Zoo Counting Clip Cards 1-10
- Summer Learning: Zoo Week Preschool Printables
- Tips for Making the Most of a Zoo Field Trip
BOOKS ABOUT ZOO ANIMALS
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of preschool books about zoo animals that will help your preschoolers learn more about the animals that live in a zoo.
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.
Giraffes Can’t Dance – Giraffes Can’t Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it’s harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.
How the Zebra Got Its Stripes – As a group of African animals hang out at the local watering hole, they share funny stories about how the zebra got its stripes. At the end of the book, fun facts explain why zebras really have stripes.
Zoo Animals – As children page through this beautiful book, they will learn the names of many animals they meet at the zoo! Each page offers a short description of the featured animal and its habitat.
Zoo Animals Ideas for Kids
Add some plastic zoo animal figures to your pretend play area for kids to explore. They’ll have so much fun using them to act out zoo books or other imaginative play scenarios.
Read Do You Know Hank the Hippo, and let your preschoolers act out the story with an adorable crocheted hippo toy.
Set up a zoo animals sensory bin with this kit! Filled with a mixture of textures, bright and vibrant colors, this kit will let your little one explore for hours.