Do your kids love animals and visiting the zoo? One fun way to keep your kids engaged is by picking a zoo animal to learn about on each trip.
For your next trip, choose B is for bears and make this fun brown bear paper bag puppet craft!This kid’s craft is very simple and kids as young as 5 or 6 can do it independently.
Younger kids will need help cutting the bear out, but they’ll be able to glue all the pieces on themselves.
After this craft, your little one may just want to be a zoologist when they grow up!
Grab the free printable template and make it today. Also, be sure to check out all of our paper bag puppets for even more ideas.
Brown Bear Craft
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- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Brown bear template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the brown bear template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin to create the bear’s head by gluing the eyes near the middle of the head, one on each side.
Take the nose and mouth piece and glue it in the middle of the head, under the eyes.
Place the cheeks on each side of the head and glue them just below the eyes.
Next, glue the inner ears to the outer ears.
Glue the eyebrows on just above the eyes.
Next, glue the completed head to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
Create the body by gluing the belly to the middle of the body piece.
Complete the craft by gluing this body piece to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
That’s it! Isn’t this an adorable animal craft for kids?!
Zoo Animal Unit For Kids
What kid doesn’t love animals? They’re cute, cuddly, and so cool to learn about. So why not bring the zoo experience home with a mini zoo theme?
We’ve got lots of zoo-themed crafts, activities, books, and more that your kids will love. Not only that, but they’ll practice things like fine motor skills, visual discrimination, letter and number recognition, and so much more.
Read on below to pick the best ones for your kids or students!
Zoo Children’s Books
Reading aloud to kids is a great way for them to learn new vocabulary and improve their reading comprehension skills. It’s also a fun way to bond with your kiddos!
Because of this, we recommend adding books to all of your unit studies. Below are some of the most popular zoo books for kids. Grab them from your library or buy them to add to your collection!
The Fascinating Animal Book For Kids is a great book for curious kiddos! Find facts on almost any animal your child is learning about. This is a great resource to have in your home library collection.
The View At The Zoo is a silly book about all the animals at the zoo. When the people come to take a look at the animals, they see all sorts of sights! But, there’s a twist to this book that you have to read for yourself and laugh about!
Giraffes Can’t Dance is a sweet and fun book about Gerald the Giraffe. He can’t dance, but doesn’t stop trying! He finally finds his own rhythm when he meets an unlikely friend.
Animal Kids’ Crafts
Kids can use crafting as a means to explore different materials and textures, which will help develop their sense of touch. Crafting also gives children an outlet for creative energy and helps them learn important skills such as problem-solving skills and patience. That’s why we love crafts!
Add in some more zoo animal crafts with some of our favorites below:
Tiger Headband Craft – This tiger craft for kids is the perfect way to let their imaginations run wild! They can make it from paper or print it on white paper and color it in. Either way, they’ll have a blast making this fun headband.
Elephant Paper Bag Puppet – This elephant craft is not only incredibly cute, but it’s also great for puppet shows! The best part is that this project can be easily tailored to any age group. For younger children, you can pre-cut the elephant’s pieces from construction paper. Older kids can use scissors and cut everything out themselves. Either way, this is a craft that is sure to bring smiles all around.
Paper Plate Sloth Craft – Kids need some extra fine motor practice? Cutting, painting, and gluing all require a certain level of precision and control, which will help to develop those important muscles. Plus, it’s just plain fun! The end result is an adorable sloth that can be hung up on the wall or fridge as a reminder of a job well done
Peacock Handprint Craft – Peacocks are so cool! But you know what’s even cooler? A peacock handprint craft that you can make with your hands… and some paper. That’s right, no paint is needed for this colorful craft. Just follow the instructions and you’ll have a brilliant peacock in no time.
Animal Activities For Kids
Are you looking for some fun activities to keep your little one busy? These zoo animal worksheets are perfect! They cover a variety of skills, including handwriting, pattern recognition, addition, and more.
Animal do a dot printables are a fun way to help your preschooler learn numbers and letters. This set has colorful animals that kids love, so it’s perfect for young learners who like using dot markers. Plus these activities will keep them busy while you get things done!
These animal I spy printables are a fun way to exercise your preschooler’s or kindergartener’s brain. This set of 6 sheets includes animals that can be found on the farm, in the forest, and all over the world! They’re great for helping with counting and visual discrimination skills too.
This animal play dough kit is a great way to keep the kids entertained for hours. It includes some of their favorite zoo animals and can be used in so many different ways. Your kids will never run out of ideas with this set!
More Zoo Fun
- If your kids love miniature things, they’ll want these cool mini tiger figurines.
- Encourage imaginative play with these pretend play zoo animal printables.
- Grab these zoo animal printables to help the kids have fun!
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More Fun Ideas For Kids
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Brown bear template
- Download the brown bear template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin to create the bear's head by gluing the eyes near the middle of the head, one on each side.
- Take the nose and mouth piece and glue it in the middle of the head, under the eyes.
- Place the cheeks on each side of the head and glue them just below the eyes.
- Next, glue the inner ears to the outer ears.
- Glue the eyebrows on just above the eyes.
- Next, glue the completed head to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
- Create the body by gluing the belly to the middle of the body piece.
- Complete the craft by gluing this body piece to the main portion of the brown paper bag.