Preschoolers are often fascinated by animals. Over the years we’ve shared a lot of animal theme activities to help you think of fun ideas for your little animal lovers. These zoo theme sensory play ideas are full of engaging ideas to engage kids in sensory exploration and help them learn about animals. Choose a zoo sensory bin to try soon!
Get a full week of zoo theme activities and printable lesson plans for Home Preschool or your Preschool Classroom.
Zoo Theme Sensory Play
Learn all about zoo animals with this fun Zoo Theme Week activity.
This easy Zoo Sensory Play activity is perfect for a zoo unit study.
If your kids love zoo animals, then they will love this fun Sensory Activity Zoo: Animal Textures sensory bin.
This fun Muddy Zoo Sensory Bin is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
You only need four materials to make this easy Mini Zoo Theme Rice Sensory Bin.
This Zoo Animal Bath Sensory Play is such a simple activity that will be an instant hit with your kids.
These fun The Little Lamb themed activities go great with the book!
Make this fun Safari Small World Sensory Play activity to learn all about safari animals.
Learn all about zebras with this cool Sweeping a Zebra Enclosure.
If your kids love Put Me in the Zoo, they will love this ‘Put Me in the Zoo’ Sensory Bin.
Your kids will love this Montessori-Inspired Zoo Animal Unit if they love visiting the zoo!
If you have little ones who just can’t resist a taste test, try setting up an edible sensory bin with this taste-safe zoo theme small world idea.
Get a Full Week of Zoo Theme Learning and Play
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
This set includes active hands-on learning ideas and the following printables:
1) Feed the Monkey Counting Game
2) Lion Ten Frame Counting Mats
3) Zoo Animal Measurement, Sorting, and Patterning Pieces
4) Zoo Beginning Sound Sort
5) At the Zoo Emergent Reader (2 variations)
6) Zoo Animal Upper and Lowercase Animal Matching Puzzles
7) Zoo Animal Matching Puzzles
8) Zoo Animal Counting Cards
9) Zoo Roll and Graph Counting Game
10) Zoo Animal Word Building Mats