Isn’t the rainforest one of the most magical places on Earth?!
There are so many interesting animals and plants that can be found there, and kids will love learning about all of them!
If you need a fun craft to go with a rainforest theme try out this cute handprint parrot craft.
This activity can be done with preschool, kindergarten, and elementary-aged children. All you need is some paper, glue, and scissors; Kids will love creating these colorful parrots!
Make them today then be sure to browse through all of our favorite handprint crafts for kids!
Construction Paper Parrot
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Parrot template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the parrot template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by tracing your child’s handprint onto a piece of colored paper the same color as the bird’s body. Cut it out and glue it to the back of the parrot’s head with the fingers pointed up and slightly to the right.
Next, glue the eye spot to the middle of the head.
Take the eye and glue it to the left side of the eye spot.
Place the beak just to the left of the eye and glue it in place.
Glue the bottom wing just below the eye on the body. Then take the top wing and glue it to the top of the bottom wing.
Finish off the parrot by gluing the two feet in front of the wing, on the bottom of the bird’s body.
Isn’t this the cutest, little fat parrot ever?! We just love it!
Animal Activities For Kids
Kids will love studying animals with these fun and interactive activities! Check out some of our favorite ideas for creating a unit study on the topic. Pick which ones best suit your children or students, then get started today by scrolling down below to find all you need at once in one place – it’s easy as pie!
Reading is one of the best ways to teach your kids about new places and ideas. It can help them develop their vocabulary, use imagination skills as well give you both something fun that’s also educational!
Below are some fun animal 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.
Kids love to create! It’s an endlessly creative activity that they can do for hours on end and pick up new skills along the way. Add in some more fun with these rainforest animal crafts:
Monkey Headband Craft – This monkey craft is perfect for kids! It’s a fun and easy way to talk about rainforest animals, and it’s so cute on little ones. Plus, you can print the template onto white paper to color in or make it from colored paper. Either way, your child will love this activity!
Paper Plate Sloth Craft – Kids will love making this paper plate sloth craft. They’ll paint, cut, and glue the parts together to create a cute little sloth that they can make all their own! This is such an easy kids’ crafts project you’re going to want to try it out too.
Frog Paper Bag Puppet Craft – This fun activity will help kids be creative and have a blast while also putting on their very own puppet show. Watch as they transform a simple paper bag into an adorable frog!
Looking for a great way to keep your kids busy and learning? These zoo animal worksheets are the perfect activity that will help them practice handwriting and letter recognition, counting, identifying patterns, colors, and more.
These pet pattern block mats are a great way to help kids with hand-eye coordination and shape recognition. They’ll have a blast playing with these colorful blocks, and you can feel good knowing that they’re learning too!
Kids will love these fun and pre k color by number printables, featuring animals of all kinds! These are perfect for helping with number recognition and fine motor skills. Plus, they’re just plain cute!
This zoo animal playdough kit is the perfect way to have fun and get creative with zoo animals. It’s easy to use and a great screen-free activity for kids. Plus, it helps promote sensory play.
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Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Parrot template
- Download the parrot template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by tracing your child's handprint onto a piece of colored paper the same color as the bird's body. Cut it out and glue it to the back of the parrot's head with the fingers pointed up and slightly to the right.
- Next, glue the eye spot to the middle of the head.
- Take the eye and glue it to the left side of the eye spot.
- Place the beak just to the left of the eye and glue it in place.
- Create the wing by gluing the top wing to the bottom wing, then take the finished wing and glue it below the parrot's eye.
- Finish off the parrot by gluing the two feet in front of the wing, on the bottom of the bird's body.