Kids love playing games! This collection of zoo animal games is perfect for family game night with your little ones.
In addition to being just plain fun, your preschool and kindergarten kiddos can practice important early learning skill as well.
Once you find a game you like, add it to your zoo activities for preschoolers. It’s a great way to round out your preschool lessons.
Zoo Games for Kids
Zoo Crew Memory Game – Toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners will love this classic card game with a ZOO twist. This game encourages matching, memory, and fine motor skills.
Zoo Animals Match Up Game & Puzzle – This game includes a matching game and a floor puzzle that is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. Playing this game encourages children to practice social skills, matching, and logical reasoning.
Zoo Animal Pinball Games – This zoo animal pinball game is great for a class gift or party favor. Kids will strengthen motor skills as they pull back the plunger to shoot the ball.
Zoo Regatta – This board game is designed with three ways to play for different aged children. Kids will love this family friendly game with funny animals and exciting adventures.
This game helps kids develop decision making skills and faster reaction times.
Zoo Animals Felt Board Story Set – This huge felt board story set is perfect for allowing children to make up their own games, retell their favorite zoo themed story, or recount their last trip to the zoo.
This game provides kids with a chance to practice animal names, animal sounds, gross motor skills, and more.
Pin the Nose on the Elephant – Kids of all ages will get a kick out of trying to pin the nose on the elephant. The player who gets the closest is the winner.
Guess in 10 Junior: Animal Kingdom – This game is perfect for helping kids learn to focus on details. They’ll ask a series of ten questions to try to guess the animal on the game card.
This fun game helps kids develop creative thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills.
Elefun – This motorized Elefun elephant begins the game with a trumpet call. Then, it plays music while it blows butterflies out of its long trunk. Who will collect the most butterflies?
This is such a fun interactive game for preschoolers! They’re going to love working on hand-eye coordination and motor skills as they play.
Banana Blast – Kids will love rolling the dice, picking bananas from the tree, and trying to catch Banana Joe when he jumps out of the tree.
This is such a fun way for kids to strengthen their reflexes and hand-eye coordination!
Monkey Around – This adorable game includes 40 movement cards which are great for strengthening gross motor skills as they balance, hop, march, and more!
Crocodile Dentist – Little ones will have loads of fun trying to help Jock Croc, who has a toothache. Who will be the last dentist not to get chomped?
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.