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Zoo and Animals Preschool Activities and Printables
One of the most popular activities that I've seen on many summer bucket lists including ours! We can't wait to head out to spend some time with our local polar bears, giraffes and monkeys this year. Here are a few of our favorite zoo reads, both picture books and chapter books for read aloud or more advanced readers. We've also included affiliate links so you can learn more about each of our selections. Seuss is a classic zoo book! What kid wouldn't want to imagine all the wonderful things they would do if they were asked to be in charge of the zoo for a day :. And be sure to print this free If I Ran the Zoo game to play after you read the story.
Preschool and Kindergarten zoo and animals activities, crafts, and printables. And Tigers! Oh, no! Oh, yes! Zoos are places where people can go to see all different kinds of animals. These animals come from all over the world and give us the chance to see them and learn about where they come from.
They also like learning everything about zoo animals including what they eat and what sounds they make! These fun and engaging zoo theme books below will both delight and build enthusiasm for a zoo field trip or a learning theme at home or in your classroom. She likes looking at the animals, but some of them turn to look at her too! The View at the Zoo by Kathleen Long Bostrom — In this humorous twist on a visit to the zoo, who has the most interesting view? She also invites the monkeys and the elephants. Curious George Visits the Zoo by H. A hungry Curious George snatches a pail of bananas from the zoo keeper.
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Top 10: Zoo Books for Kids
The zoo creates an incredible learning opportunity for little learners. Animals come from a variety of habitats, which makes them all unique, just like students. If you are planning on a zoo theme for your classroom, take a peek at my post on Zoo Centers for even more animal learning fun. Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother? Help your little learners recognize letters, sounds, and words through a fun story about a kangaroo. This is also the perfect time to teach your students about the amazing pouch where baby kangaroos hide.
Whether it be marveling over paddling polar bears, feeding slippery sting rays, or simply taking a whirl on the antique carousel, Zoos feel intrinsically attached to childhood. While many books abound about animals, these 10 books were selected by myself and Emily , the maker mom behind craftthezoo , to showcase animals that, for one reason or another, can often be found at your local zoo. Good Night Gorilla by: Peggy Rathmann. This nearly-wordless picture book follows the antics of a silly gorilla and his zoo pals sneaking out of the zoo with the help of an unsuspecting zookeeper! We love this funny little story and add new details to the story with each new read.