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From craft templates to scavenger hunts and everything in between. Pique your little one’s interest in zoo animals with these preschool zoo printables.
Now that my grandson is getting big enough to sit up, I’m excited to take him to the zoo this summer. I can’t wait to see his face light up as he sees all the different animals and begins to pick favorites.
If you have little ones that are excited about zoo animals, you don’t want to miss this collection of zoo printables. Whether you add them to your zoo preschool theme or you use them to get kids excited about an upcoming trip to the zoo, there are many different printable packs to choose from.
Zoo Preschool Theme Printables
Among the printables featured below, you’ll find I Spy games, scavenger hunts, letter finds, and general zoo-themed preschool packs you can use with your little ones. Enjoy!
An M is for Monkey Preschool Unit Study is perfect for studying monkeys or zoo animals with your preschoolers.
Bear-Themed Preschool Math Worksheets will help your preschoolers recognize, count, and write the numbers one through twenty.
No matter which exhibits are your favorite, your kids will love choosing one of these 5 Zoo Scavenger Hunt Printables to use on your next trip to the zoo.
Wild Animal Pattern Block Mats are the perfect addition to your math centers. Preschoolers will build visual and spatial skills as they create pattern block zoo animals.
This set of Panda Poses Skip Counting Puzzles and Games includes skip counting puzzles from 2 to 10, a memory match game, and same/different cards to discuss with your preschoolers.
Montessori-Inspired Zoo Scavenger Hunts focus on continents, habitats, animal classification, and the five senses. There are enough printables in this pack to use all summer long!
After reading A Color of His Own to your preschoolers, let them create one of a kind Colorful Chameleons with watercolors and an eyedropper. Print the free template to get you started.
This Going to the Zoo Printable Book provides reading practice for young readers. The text provides pictures for visual cues as they read.
Print this Feed the Monkey! Toddler Board Game and you’ve got a fun way to help toddlers and young preschoolers practice counting, number recognition, and quantity.
Preschoolers will develop fine motor skills and learn to count to ten when you give them this set of Zoo Counting Clip Cards.
I Spy games are great for focusing on visual discrimination, and they’re so much fun to do. This I Spy: Zoo Animals game is no exception.
This A to Z Animal Hunt Printable is designed so that kids can circle the animals they see while at the zoo, and then they color those animals when they’re back home.
Introduce your preschoolers to the animals they’ll see at the zoo with this set of free Zoo Animal Flash Cards. Print them out ahead of time and your kids will be able to identify the animals when you arrive.
Work on number recognition and counting to ten with a pack of playdough and this set of Zoo Animals Counting Mats.
Whether you save this Animals Charades for Kids game for family game night or a rainy summer day, you’re sure to hear giggles as your preschoolers act out animal sounds and actions.
Even if you aren’t officially teaching your preschoolers Spanish, they’ll love showing off how smart they are when you share these Spanish Zoo Animal Cards.
Each of these 3 Zoo Scavenger Hunt Pages is perfect for different age groups so you can print whichever one your kiddos need before you head to the zoo.
Preschoolers will love working on the letter Zz, counting, identifying animals, and more when you print this Z is for Zoo Animals pack for them.
Find the Letter: Z is for Zoo is perfect for your zoo-themed units or just adding them to your Z is for… letter of the week lessons.
Beginning readers will love this Zoo Emergent Reader Sight Word Book which combines zoo animals and sight words for fun reading practice.
If you’ve never made pet rocks with your preschoolers, now is the time to do so. It’s simple with this set of Pet Rock Printables. These templates make decorating the rocks super easy!
Grab a copy of this We’re Going to the Zoo! Multi-Book Unit, and use it to teach preschoolers about animals, their habitats, their diets, and much more.
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MORE ZOO ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Learning about zoo animals is so much fun for preschoolers. This I Spy Zoo Animals Counting Fun is a great way to practice counting with their favorite animals.
Whether you’re gearing up for a trip to the zoo or just looking for something fun to do, whip up one of these zoo snacks for preschoolers for a fun treat!
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!
With so many zoo printables to choose from, which one will you start with?