Zoo Animal Crafts

We’ve got the top 20 zoo animal crafts for you and your preschoolers to try that will have them roaring, slithering, flapping, and giggling with delight!

We love learning all about animals! Going to the zoo and getting the opportunity to view the animals is a great way to teach your children about all the different species on our planet.

But when you’re not at the zoo, you can also learn by creating these awesome zoo animal crafts!

There are so many different animals to see at the zoo. Your kids will have a blast creating these crafts to honor their favorite animals and learn more about them!

Zoo Animal Crafts

Zoo Animal Crafts for Preschoolers

Zoo Animal Crafts for Kids


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 DanceHow the Zebra Got Its Stripes (Little Golden Book)Zoo Animals


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.

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Download these free zoo math worksheets which focus on counting, adding and subtracting, and sequencing by attribute. This zoo animals count and graph activity pack is a great way for preschoolers to practice counting and graphing skills all year long! 

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