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Check out these zoo animals worksheets for kindergarten! Explore fun facts about a number of animals your child can see at the zoo.
As you begin planning your zoo-themed activities, be sure to include worksheets like these. They’re perfect for handwriting practice, coloring practice, and more.
Each worksheet is formatted the same way. Kids will read a sentence featuring the beginning letter and animal name. Then, they’ll color the picture of the animal. Finally, they’ll trace and write a short sentence featuring a fun fact about the animal.
Kids love zoo animals. They’re exotic, and little ones enjoy imagining them as pets. In addition, kids love learning fun facts about these interesting animals.
You can use these no-prep printable worksheets to help your child understand more about animals that can be found at the zoo.
Zoo Animals for Kids
Teaching your kindergarteners fun facts about animals at the zoo is a great way to help them connect with the world around them.
You can use these no-prep printable zoo animals coloring pages as part of a unit study about zoo animals this spring and summer.
Preparing the Worksheets
Because these pages are print-and-go, they are perfect for busy homeschool moms and classroom teachers.
Just print the pages on regular printer paper. Provide your child with something to color with and something to write with. Then, they’re all set!
Using the Worksheets
There are so many ways to use these worksheets with your kindergarteners. You can add them to your alphabet activities, your zoo theme, or in your handwriting centers.
Children will read the sentence at the top of the page. Each one has a “___ is for _______” sentence at the top featuring the name of the animal and the letter it begins with. They can color this sentence, if they’d like.
Next, children can read and trace short sentences about each of the animals featured in this pack.
Then, they’ll write the sentences on their own. If your child isn’t ready to write a complete sentence, have them practice writing the name of the animal.
Finally, they can color the zoo animal featured on the page. There are twenty-four animals included in this packet.
Zoo Books for Kids
I love reading to my little ones. I try to incorporate books into our day as often as possible. While teaching your kids about zoo animals, share some of your favorite books about zoo animals to learn more about them.
Not only will your kids enjoy listening to you read, but you’ll have an opportunity to model important early literacy skills to them. Check out this list of a few of our favorites:
• It’s a Crazy Day at the Zoo by Stacy Lee Doyle – It’s a Crazy Day at the Zoo is a fun and entertaining story for both boys and girls. This is a story where the child’s imagination takes a regular day at the zoo with her grandma and turns it into a fun-filled adventure.
Come along and join the fun and let’s go on this adventure together. You won’t regret it!
Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire – Spot longs to be in the zoo with all the other animals, but the zoo doesn’t want him!
Spot shows a young boy and girl all the exciting things he can do with his spots—from changing their color and juggling them, to moving them onto different objects!
The View at the Zoo by Kathleen Long Bostrom – As morning dawns, the zookeeper makes his rounds, exhorting animals to wake up, comb their hair, and stand up straight.
When human visitors arrive, the observations begin to flow: “My, what silly things they do, all these creatures at the zoo.
Walking on all kinds of feet, dancing to an inner beat. Babies riding on their backs, on their bellies, snug in sacks. Hear the silly sounds they speak, as they howl and squawk and shriek!”
But just who is talking about whom?
Zoo Animal Crafts
My kids love crafting within our homeschool themes. If your kids love to make crafts, too, you’ll love these craft ideas.
They’re perfect for helping kids strengthen motor skills while creating adorable zoo animal crafts.
- P is for Penguin Craft
- Paper Plate Lion Craft
- B is for Bear Craft
- Cheetah Paper Bag Puppet Craft
- Toilet Paper Roll Monkey Craft
Zoo Animals Ideas for Kids
Add some plastic zoo animal figures to your pretend play area for kids to explore. They can use 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.