These zoo animal worksheets are a fun way to get your preschoolers and pre k children to work on a variety of topics!
Every child loves the zoo, so we decided to make these printables with cute and fun zoo animals.
Your child will work on topics like letter recognition, counting, memory, patterns, simple addition, handwriting and much more!
Also, be sure to check out all of our preschool worksheets for even more ideas.
We tend to include these simple letter mazes in our worksheet bundles because kids love playing with them!
All they need to do is begin at start and follow the designated letter through the maze to get to the finish box!
You can print them out for one time use and have them color the boxes in or you can laminate them and use markers like pom poms, beans, cereal, or anything else small enough to fit inside the box.
Zoo Animal Flashcards
These cute zoo flashcards can be used in a variety of ways!
We suggest laminating them before first use so they can be used over and over again. Print two sets out and use as a simple matching game for your child.
You can also find lots of other engaging ways to use flashcards with kids, here.
Letter Recognition Worksheets
We also included these zoo animal letter recognition worksheets. There are seven worksheets that cover the letters E, L, M, O, P, T and Z.
On the left side of the page, kids need to find the designated letter in the boxes. They can use do a dot markers to dab each of the letters they find.
On the right side of the page, kids will practice making uppercase and lowercase letters. There is one line that has dotted letters for them to trace and then the line below is empty for children to write in the letter by themselves.
Free Printable Number Strip Puzzles
These number strip puzzles are a fun way for kids to build a puzzle and work on counting skills. We suggest laminating them first, then cutting the pieces.
If you want to turn this worksheet set into a 3 ring binder set, we suggest using adhesive velcro on the back of each strip. Then laminate an empty sheet of white paper and place the matching adhesive velcro on that blank page.
Silhouette Matching Worksheets
This worksheet is great for kids to practice visual discrimination. We’ve included two different styles.
The first worksheet has both the silhouettes and the matches on one page. Simply cut out the dashed boxes at the bottom and have your child paste them onto the correct boxes.
The second worksheet is a full page and works easier when you’re creating a 3 ring busy binder. Laminate both pages, then add the adhesive velcro dots to the back of the animal and the top of the silhouette for kids.
These are a lot of fun!
More Preschool Worksheets
We’ve also included a variety of other worksheets for kids to work on a variety of skills. These include:
- a color matching worksheet
- an animal counting worksheet
- a what doesn’t belong worksheet
- a basic addition with pictures worksheet
- a finish the pattern worksheet
These might be our favorite part of the bundle because these worksheets are colorful and feel more like a game than worksheets!
Our preschooler’s favorite out of the whole bunch is the finish the pattern printable. He’ll do them over and over again!
You can get the entire set of zoo printables below. If you want to try a sample first, you can download the free printable animal strip puzzles by entering your email in the form at the end of this post.
Zoo Animal Ideas For Kids
Are you ready to bring the zoo to your home? Kids can have a blast learning about animals through reading books that capture their imagination and creativity. Add to the fun by making zoo animal themed crafts and activities!
Your kids will be roaring with excitement as they immerse themselves in the wild world of zoo animals. Read on for the best ideas.
Zoo Books For Kindergarten
Reading aloud offers many benefits for a child’s development, making it a great activity to do together. Not only does reading help grow their vocabularies and develop language skills, but it’s a nice way to spend quality time.
Try out these fun zoo animal books:
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.
Easy Zoo Animal Craft For Kids
Crafts are a wonderful activity for kids as they provide a fun and creative outlet. Kids can learn valuable skills such as problem-solving, motor coordination, and patience through crafts.
There are so many fun crafts to enjoy, and we’re sure your kids will love the easy zoo crafts below:
Sloth Handprint Craft – Don’t leave your kids hanging around; get them to make this cute sloth! This fun and easy project is perfect for kids of all ages and will give them a tree-mendous amount of joy. All you need is some basic craft supplies and our free downloadable to get started.
Zebra Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Move over boring paper bags; it’s time for a wild and wonderful zebra puppet to take the stage!
This fun craft will look stripes above the rest – kids simply reuse a paper bag and decorate it to look like a sweet zebra. It’s an easy project they’ll love galloping through!
Elephant Headband Craft – Let your little ones’ imaginations run wild as they transform into an elephant. They’ll love assembling the different parts of an elephant’s face onto a paper headband.
And you’ll love that it makes for great imaginative play and animal recognition. Grab your trunks; we’re going on a crafty adventure!
Brown Paper Bag Tiger Craft – Kids will have a ton of fun creating a roaring, striped tiger using an ordinary paper bag. Paper bag crafts are always super easy and affordable, making them perfect for creative cubs of all ages.
Kids will also love stowing away their other zoo-themed crafts in this special tiger bag. Get ready to roar!
Zoo Animal Activities For Kids
These animal do a dot printables are a great way for kids to flex their creative muscles while learning about animals.
Each page features a different animal-themed task for kids to dot in the blanks. This activity helps improve their concentration and also teaches them about different animals’ appearances, colors, and shapes.
For some paws-itively awesome fun, download these polar bear cutting activity pages. Not only will kids get to practice fine motor skills, but they can also explore the fun polar bear theme. Watch as your kids cut along the line on each page – it’s sure to be a beary cool way to pass the time!
Color by numbers is a fantastic way to introduce kids to the basics of numbers and counting. With our Pre k color by numbers, they’ll get to practice their number recognition skills while also having fun! All they need to do is match each number in the picture with its corresponding color. It’s easy peasy for any young learner!
Downloads these zoo animal handwriting worksheets and explore the wild side of handwriting! This activity is perfect for improving kids’ writing skills as they learn about animals.
Kids will love tracing each letter in the animal worksheets, so break out your pencils and get ready for a roar-some learning experience.
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