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Put Me In The Zoo Craft [Free Template]

Dr. Seuss books are some of the best books for little children! They’re engaging, help with vocabulary and help kids develop a love of reading.

If you’ve already read The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, and Horton Hears a Who, then Put Me in the Zoo is the next book you should read to the kiddos. It’s written by Robert Lopshire and edited by Dr. Seuss himself!

It’s a great story about finding out who you are and where you belong!

Once you’re done with that, make this cute paper bag Put Me In The Zoo craft with the kids. It’s an easy Dr. Seuss craft that comes with a free printable template.

This activity is great for young children to do at home or school. Watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how to make it!

Printable Put Me In The Zoo Puppet

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Start by downloading the Spot template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this leopard to life!

hand holding paper bag put me in the zoo craft template

Now, let’s give Spot a face! Encourage your kids to glue Spot’s head to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.

hands gluing head to paper bag put me in the zoo craft

Have your kids select some colorful paper—red, blue, and green are perfect. Using a circle punch or scissors, let them cut out approximately 8 circles from each color.

With all the colorful spots ready, it’s time for your kids to get creative. They can glue the spots onto Spot’s yellow body piece, arranging them however they like. If any spots stick out over the edges, show your kids how to trim them neatly with scissors.

hands gluing spots to paper bag put me in the zoo craft body

Finally, it’s time to put everything together. Have your kids glue Spot’s body onto the base of the brown paper bag.

hands gluing body to paper bag put me in the zoo craft

And now your child is done!

This fun craft can be easily customized if your child wants. They can use pom poms, pipe cleaners, sequins, or other materials to decorate their puppets!

For more fun ideas like this, be sure to check out our other animal crafts for your kids while you’re here!

hand holding paper bag put me in the zoo craft

Dr. Seuss Ideas For Kids

Kids of all ages can learn valuable lessons from Dr. Seuss’ books. His whimsical characters and rhyming stories are fun to read, but they also teach important life lessons.

Dr Seuss’ birthday is the perfect opportunity to introduce children to his imaginative stories and ideas! Keep reading to discover some fun crafts, books, and activities inspired by Dr. Seuss your kids will love.

Dr. Seuss Ideas To Read To Kids

We can’t talk about Dr. Seuss without mentioning the best Dr. Seuss books! These are some of the top-rated ones. Grab them from your local library or add them to your home collection.

Are You My Mother? is a cute book about a little bird who’s trying to find his mom in a big world!

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! – This book is a classic Dr. Seuss book about the ups and downs of life. It’s such a great read and will soon become your kid’s new favorite book!

Dr. Seuss Second Book Collection– This boxed set of five Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss—The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, Dr. Seuss’s ABC, Oh Say Can You Say?, Oh the Thinks You Can Think!, and I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! is a great addition to your home library.

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Crafts For Dr. Seuss Week

We also have lots of other Dr. Seuss craft activities you can do with the kids.

Torn Paper Thing 1 Craft – This book-inspired activity is perfect for young children! Tearing paper is great for developing fine motor skills, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination. Your kids will have so much fun making this craft after storytime!

Cat In The Hat Toilet Paper Roll Craft – Don’t throw out those old toilet paper rolls – use them to create this cute and easy craft! It’s perfect for promoting independent work and creativity in children. Little ones will love making the main character from the beloved Dr. Seuss book!

collage for crafts for dr seuss week

Lorax Paper Cup Craft – This craft is a great way to add some fun to your lesson plans during Dr. Seuss week! Using some simple craft supplies and our free template, your kids can make their very own Lorax to display at home or in the classroom.

Dr. Seuss Paper Plate Fish Craft – Make this adorable paper plate craft and watch your kids’ imaginations soar! Inspired by the wise fish in the children’s book The Cat in the Hat, this craft encourages storytelling and imaginative play.

And it’s a great way to use up any leftover paper plates you might have at home!

Dr. Seuss Day Activities

Make these free printable Dr. Seuss hats with your kids on Read Across America Day (aka Dr. Seuss Day)! They’ll love dressing up and pretending to be their favorite book characters.

It’s also a great activity for a small group of children to enjoy! Print them onto colored cardstock or white paper and have your kiddos color them in.

Our Dr. Seuss color by numbers worksheets are an educational way to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day. They’ll help preschool and kindergarten-age kids learn their numbers and colors! Print them out today for a fun, no-prep educational activity.

collage of dr seuss activities

Do your kiddos love getting hands-on with sensory play? Try this Dr. Seuss play with kinetic sand next time you need an indoor activity. Using straws, kinetics sand, and other small manipulatives,  you can set up this activity in no time. Let the fun begin!

Fun activities are great, but when they combine learning? That’s even better! These Dr. Seuss printable activities include various worksheets for your child to practice reading, creative writing, and more.

Laminate these free resources for repeated use and make learning fun with their favorite Dr. Seuss characters!

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More Fun Ideas For Kids

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Paper Bag Put Me In The Zoo Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Read the fun Dr. Seuss book, then make this paper bag Put Me In the Zoo craft with the kids! They'll have a blast making Spot!


  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • 1.5" circle punch (optional)
  • Leopard template


  1. Download the leopard paper bag template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Glue Spot's head to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
  3. Use the circle punch or scissors to cut out approximately 8 circles from red, blue, and green paper.
  4. Glue the spots you created in the previous step to the yellow body piece. If any of the dots hang off the sides, trim them with the scissors.
  5. Take the completed body and glue it to the base of the brown paper bag.

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Wednesday 14th of February 2024

thanks for the awesome ideas!


Wednesday 14th of February 2024

You're welcome! We have more Dr. Seuss crafts coming out soon ◡̈


Wednesday 23rd of February 2022

Awesome idea! My students will love making these!


Friday 25th of February 2022

Yay! Happy to hear that!


Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

This is so cute! Great for color recognition for my TK students.


Wednesday 23rd of February 2022

Oh, I hadn't thought of that! So glad it's helpful!

Karen Cosimano

Monday 14th of February 2022

Very cute. Can't wait to make them with my grandchildren.


Wednesday 16th of February 2022

Thanks! Hope you all enjoy it!

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