Kids love animals, especially zoo animals!
They are often fascinated by the way they look and how they move. This cheetah paper bag puppet craft is a great way for kids to learn more about these animals while having fun!
Not only will they get to create their own paper bag puppets, but they can also learn about the cheetah itself. You can teach them about where they live, how they hunt, and so much more!
All you need for this craft is a brown paper bag and some simple supplies. Follow the instructions below to get started!
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Cheetah template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you)
Download the cheetah template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Glue the eyes on either side of the face under the top part of the curved line.
Next, glue the nose and mouth piece in the middle of the face, between the curved lines.
Use a black marker to make the top part of the ears black. Also draw spots around the cheetah’s face.
Complete the head by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.
Create the body by gluing the body fur to the top and middle of the body.
Use the black marker to draw spots all along the body.
Make the tail by drawing a few stripes along the end of the tail, then spots along the rest of it.
Place the completed body piece on the main part of the paper bag and glue it in place.
Glue the tail to the back of the paper bag.
Finish off by gluing the head to the flap portion of the brown bag.
That’s it! Isn’t this such a cute animal craft for kids?
Zoo Animal Unit Ideas
Looking for a fun and educational unit for your kids? Why not create a zoo animal unit! It’s easy to get started – just read on below for our favorite ideas!
Zoo Books For Kids
Reading to kids is a great way for them to learn. Not only do they get to hear new words and see how they’re used in context, but they also get to follow along with the story and develop their own understanding of it. This can help kids develop their critical thinking skills and learn to see things from different perspectives.
Additionally, reading aloud can help kids learn to pay attention and stay focused, as well as improve their memory and retention skills. Plus, it’s entertaining too!
Below are some of the most popular zoo books for kids:
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.
Zoo Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a great activity for kids because it helps them learn new skills and develop their creative side. It can also be educational, teaching kids about colors, shapes, and sizes.
And crafting is also a lot of fun! It’s a great way for kids to express themselves and spend some quality time with their classmates or family. Check out some of our favorite zoo animal crafts for kids:
Elephant Handprint Craft – What better way to celebrate zoo animals than by making a paper craft of one of the most popular animals at the zoo – the elephant! This easy-to-make elephant craft is perfect for kids of all ages and comes with a free template.
Zebra Paper Bag Puppet – Zebras are one of the most unusual looking animals at the zoo, and kids will love creating this zebra craft. It’s a great way to encourage pretend play, and it’s perfect for kids who are interested in zoo animals.
Tiger Headband Craft – What do you get when you combine a zoo, a tiger, and a some creativity? The perfect tiger craft! This fun activity is perfect for animal lovers of all ages.
Zoo Animal Activities
These zoo animal worksheets for preschool kids are so much fun! There are 24 pages of activities to help kids practice handwriting, letter recognition, patterns, counting and more. Best of all, they can do it all at their own pace. So if your little one is ready to tackle the zoo, print out these worksheets and let the learning begin!
Do you have a little one who loves animals? If so, these animal do a dot printables are the perfect activity! They’re a fun way to use dot markers and help kids practice counting, letter recognition, and so much more. Plus, they’re just plain fun! To get started, simply print out the worksheets and grab some dot markers.
These zoo animal color by number printables are a great way to help kids with fine motor skills and number recognition. Each printable has a different animal, and the colors correspond to the numbers on the page. To use, simply print out the printable and let your child color in the animal according to the numbers.
This zoo animal playdough kit is the perfect way to bring the zoo to your home! This fun and educational kit comes with everything you need to entertain your kids. Kids will use fine motor skills to smash and form the dough, while the imaginative play encourages creative thinking. Best of all, the zoo animal playdough kit is sure to provide hours of fun!
More Zoo Ideas
Zoo Scavenger Hunt – A trip to the zoo is a great way to spend a day with the family. But, keeping the kids focused on all the animals can be a challenge. That’s where a zoo scavenger hunt comes in! This printable is a great way to keep the kids engaged and excited about all the animals at the zoo.
Zoo In Here Door Mat – Looking for a fun way to warn people that your house is a little bit zoo-like? Look no further than this zoo in here doormat! It’s a cute and humorous way to let visitors know that your home is a little bit chaotic – but in the best possible way. Whether you’ve got kids, pets, or just a lot of stuff, this doormat is sure to get a smile from everyone who sees it.
ZooKeeper Kids Shirt – This super cute t shirt is perfect for any animal lover. It is styled to look like a zoo keeper’s uniform, and can even be personalized with the child’s name. It is great for pretending to be a zoo keeper at home, or for wearing on an actual trip to the zoo. Either way, it is sure to be a hit with any child who loves animals.
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More Animal Ideas For Kids
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Cheetah template
- Download the cheetah template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Glue the eyes on either side of the face under the top part of the curved line.
- Next, glue the nose and mouth piece in the middle of the face, between the curved lines.
- Use a black marker to make the top part of the ears black. Also, draw spots around the cheetah's face.
- Complete the head by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.
- Create the body by gluing the body fur to the top and middle of the body.
- Use the black marker to draw spots all along the body.
- Make the tail by drawing a few stripes along the end of the tail, then spots along the rest of it.
- Place the completed body piece on the main part of the paper bag and glue it in place.
- Glue the tail to the back of the paper bag.
- Finish off by gluing the head to the flap portion of the brown bag.