Zoo Animal Paper Plate Crafts

It’s time to get your craft on! Choose one or more of these zoo animal paper plate crafts to do with your kids. 25 awesome ideas!

Whether you’re studying zoo animals or just animals in general, these paper plate crafts will go great with your upcoming lessons. 

They’re also a great way to get kids excited about an upcoming trip to the zoo or to wrap up a recent trip. 

Zoo Animal Paper Plate Crafts

Is there anything more meaningful than spending time with your children or preschoolers?

I found these creative and unique paper plate crafts that cover all areas of the zoo!

So, break out the craft supplies because you are in for a special treat.


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.

It's time to get your craft on! Choose one or more of these zoo animal paper plate crafts to do with your kids. 25 awesome ideas!

Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:

Kids will practice counting a fun variety of zoo animals with these four zoo counting activities! They’re perfect for your math centers!

Zoo animal books for toddlers! Board books that toddlers can hold and manipulate as they learn about zoo animals around the world!

From craft templates to scavenger hunts and everything in between. Pique your little one’s interest in zoo animals with these zoo preschool theme printables

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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