Kids always love to see the monkeys when they visit the zoo! They are quite the acrobats swinging around, plus they are cute and curious creatures!
Your kids will go bananas to make this fun monkey name craft! It’s a great way for them to practice spelling their names while crafting an adorable monkey!
Not only does our little monkey help kids spell their names, but this craft would also be a great addition to when you talk about zoo animals.
Kids will personalize their own monkey crafts with the help of our editable pdf template. Just download and print to get your little monkeys ready to create! You’ll just need a few supplies you have around the house to get started.
Be sure to check out some more of our animal crafts for kids. There are lots of ideas that cover farm animals to jungle animals all in one spot to easily find the perfect animal craft.
Monkey Name Activity
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Monkey template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the monkey template, edit the template to add your child’s name, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the face to the middle of the monkey’s head.
Place the inner ears in the middle of the outer ears and glue them in place.
Next, glue the belly to the middle of the monkey’s body.
Position the eyes below the eyebrows on both sides of the face and glue them down.
Use a marker to draw the cheeks on both sides of the eyes.
Take the arms and glue them on the sides of the belly.
Next, glue the tail to the back of the monkey’s body.
Glue the monkey to the branch.
Finish up by having the child spell out their name by gluing the leaf letters to the branch.
If your kids have fun with this craft, they’ll love all of our other name crafts too! Be sure to check them out.
Animal Ideas For Kids
Incorporate some of our crafts and activities to keep the kids engaged and learning about all sorts of animals.
These activities would be a great addition to a visit to the zoo and will inspire your kids to learn more. We’ll get you started with some ideas, so you can spend less time planning, and more time creating!
See some of our favorite animal crafts and activities below and “go wild” crafting and learning.
Animal Books For Kids
Reading books about animals to your kids is a great way to show them how fun learning can be. It allows them to explore the world of animals with vivid descriptions and engaging stories – without ever leaving the comfort of their home!
It also teaches them life lessons in a creative way, ones that they’ll remember for a lifetime. So don’t be afraid to try the old-school method of diving into a good book! The adventures you’ll create together will help bring smiles to both of your faces.
Below are some of our favorite 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.
Animal Crafts For Kids
When kids craft, they’re not just creating, but exploring, growing, and learning. They love to show off their artistic skills when they craft, plus they’re practicing things like fine-motor skills and problem-solving.
We love this fun way for kids to learn and develop, so we have lots of crafts that will keep them engaged. Read on below to choose crafts that your kids will love to make!
Lion Headband Craft – Your kiddo will be the king of the jungle when they wear their lion headband! It’s a great craft to encourage their imagination and pretend play. Choose from our black-and-white version to color in or our full-color version to assemble.
Sloth Handprint Craft – This sloth is just hangin’ around with the help of your little one’s handprint! This creative craft is simple and fun and is a cute keepsake since your child had a hand in making it.
Elephant Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Raise your trunk if you love these gentle giants! Kids will have a blast creating their elephant puppet and then get to play with it once completed. Grab the template and a few basic supplies to get to the fun!
Paper Plate Giraffe Craft – The view from up here is pretty good, and it looks like this craft is going to be a hit! Kids will love turning an everyday paper plate into the tallest animal on Earth! Break out the paints for a fun crafting time with the kids!
Animal Activities For Kids
These zoo animal worksheets will bring the zoo to your home or class! These pages are great for preschoolers working on letters, counting, handwriting, and various skills. Kids will love to see the various animals while they learn. This set includes 24 different pages including games, puzzles, matching, and so much more.
A great no-prep activity featuring our arctic friend is these polar bear color by numbers! Kids will practice color and number recognition as they color in the pages revealing the different polar bears. Grab the free printables to get your kids coloring and off their screens!
Kids will learn about an amazing arctic animal and the letter W with our walrus worksheets. These free printables include a handwriting sheet to spell walrus and practice the letter W, and a letter maze to work on letter recognition. The ‘label the walrus’ sheet will help kids learn about the sea mammal and work on scissor skills.
G’day mate! We’ve gone Down Under with these koala coloring pages! Kids love these adorable Australian animals and will have a blast coloring in all the different pictures. These coloring pages are a great low-prep activity, so all you have to do is print and grab the crayons or markers. While kids are enjoying coloring, they’re also working on their hand-eye coordination and creativity.
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More Animal Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Monkey template
- Download the monkey template, edit the template to add your child's name, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the face to the middle of the monkey's head.
- Place the inner ears in the middle of the outer ears and glue them in place.
- Next, glue the belly to the middle of the monkey's body.
- Position the eyes below the eyebrows on both sides of the face and glue them down.
- Use a marker to draw the cheeks on both sides of the eyes.
- Take the arms and glue them on the sides of the belly.
- Next, glue the tail to the back of the monkey's body.
- Glue the monkey to the branch.
- Finish up by having the child spell out their name by gluing the leaf letters to the branch.