I recently shared my zoo crafts bundle with you and NOW I want to share my second zoo crafts bundle! It’s a fun extension of the first set of crafts and provides you with more variety when choosing animals to complete. We really like to head to the zoo this time of year and check out all of the cool animals. Our zoo is large enough that we can’t cover the whole zoo in one day, so we always go back for more! Let me show you the new zoo animal crafts you can do with your kiddos in this second bundle.
This Zoo Animals Crafts Bundle 2 has 6 animals to choose from. This time we have a rhino, a tiger, a gorilla, a koala, a panda and a sloth! My personal favorite is the tiger! These hands on activities are great for a unit on animals, a trip to the zoo, a reward in the classroom, a colorful bulletin board and so much more!
New School Year Bulletin Board
With the new school year around the corner, these zoo animals can help make your bulletin board pop as students walk in the doors. You can display words that say, “Welcome to the Zoo” or “Zoo Crew”. You can make the crafts yourself so the board is ready before students arrive, or you can have students complete them during the first few weeks. I like to give each child a different zoo animal so the board has some variety and actually looks like a zoo.
Each animal is simple to cut out and great for practicing fine motor skills. The crafts can be printed on colored card stock or you can print them on white paper for students to color. Either way, the kids love the zoo animal crafts!
Discussing Different Zoo Animals
The variety in these zoo animals allows you to discuss different types of animals with your students. The zoo crafts bundle has primates, mammals and marsupials. Many kindergarten and first grade classes learn about different types of animals. They learn about how different species reproduce and where they live. This bundle, as well as my first zoo crafts bundle provide a variety of animals to discuss habitat and species of animals, specifically those that live at the zoo.
Koalas are one of the fun marsupials that kids can study! They’re extremely cute, eat yummy eucalyptus leaves and they carry their young in a pouch on the front of their body. Kids are always fascinated by this fact and choose koalas as one of their favorite animals.
The rhino craft is great while studying animals that live in the grasslands of Africa. We learn about where they live, the watering holes they travel to and that they are mammals, just like many other zoo animals.
What Do I Need To Complete These Zoo Crafts?
Completing these crafts is easy! All you need to do is print the templates on colored construction paper or plain paper. The colored construction paper allows you to have students simply cut out and paste the shapes together to form the animal. The plain paper option lets students color their own animal and get creative with their crafts.
There are step by step instructions for each craft, so you barely have to lift a finger. I like to have the instructions with me while the kids complete their activities. This helps us do things in order and not miss any steps.
If you like these crafts as well as the first zoo animal craft bundle, you’ll love the Zoo Crafts Big Bundle. This bundle encompasses BOTH bundles, so there are a total of 13 crafts. The big bundle has all six of the animals above as well as an elephant, a giraffe, a hippo, a lion, a monkey, a zebra and the zookeepers!
I hope you enjoy creating some adorable zoo animals with your little ones this year!
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