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Zoo Animal Crafts and Activities for Toddlers

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Are you looking for zoo animal crafts and activities for toddlers? We've searched and found some of the best ideas for you! 

Zoo animals crafts and activities for toddlers

Zoo Animal Crafts and Activities for Toddlers 

I think zoo animals are one of our favorite themes to do (after dinosaurs!) Toddlers love all animals and it's a great topic to get stuck into to. While you don't need too many toys for these we did find that purchasing some zoo animal toys helped a lot with our pretend play and setup ideas.  We really like these ones (pictured below) which you can find HERE on Amazon. 


We LOVE to explore zoo animals and there are so many great toddler zoo books to go with this theme too.  Our favorite is Dear Zoo (available HERE on Amazon) We also love some of these animal board books. 

Dear zoo book for toddlers

I would love to see pictures of your toddlers and their zoo animal crafts and activities. Share them in our Facebook group or over on Instagram (use #myboredtoddler and follow @myboredtoddler so we can see!) 

Zoo Animal Crafts and Activity Ideas for toddlers 

We recently did an 'At the Zoo' topic in our weekly themed Facebook group (one topic a week - join here). You can get our free weekly activity plan for 'At the Zoo' HERE.  Here are some of the fun zoo animal crafts and activities shared by our group members 

Ashka set up a zoo animal parade - use painter's tape or even chalk (better outside) to set this up. 

zoo animal parade toddler activity idea

Caitie made a zoo animal sensory bin using dyed rice (see how easy it is to dye rice HERE). 

at the zoo sensory bin for toddlers

Tina made a cute handprint elephant! 

handprint elephant craft

Tina also made a cute paper plate elphant! I love using paper plates for craft - see lots more ideas HERE. 

While you have the paper plates out give this giraffe a try too - thanks again for sharing Tina. 

paper plate giraffe

Fion shared this picture of a lion painting - I love the touch of glitter! 

painted lion craft for toddlers

Caite made another zoo sensory bin using zoo animals and sand (I recommend using play sand). 

zoo sensory bin for toddlers

Brooke share her Z for zebra craft idea. 

z for zebra craft for toddlers


Want even more Zoo animal crafts and activities? Try these: 

zoo animal activities

Paper Plate Parrots - Crafts on Sea

Zoo Sensory Bin - The Chaos and the Clutter

Fine Motor Mix & Match Animal Busy Bag - And Next Comes L

Zoo Animal Checklist - Gluesticks

zoo animal theme for toddlers

Zoo Train Printable Play Mat - Party through the USA

Free Printable Animal Masks - Preschool Play & Learn

Zoo Busy Box - Teach Me Mommy

How to Make a Stick Animal - Simple Parenting

zoo animal crafts

Elephant Craft Using Newspaper - Buggy and Buddy

Mini Zoo Themed Rice Sensory Bin - 3 Dinosaurs

Free Zoo Scavenger Hunt - 123 Homeschool4Me

Zebra Art Project - Preschool Powol Packets

play and learn with zoo animals

Recycled K-Cup Lion - Artsy Momma

Zoo Animals Made with Handprints - Fun Handprint Art

Letter Z Zebra Craft - School Time Snippets

Zoo Small World Play - Teaching 2&3 Year Olds

zoo themed activities for toddlers

Amazing Toilet Roll Animals - Mother Natured

Zoo Yoga - Pink Oatmeal

Dear Zoo Storytelling Basket - The Imagination Tree

Making a Small World Zoo with Everyday Items - Best Toys 4 Toddlers

I hope you enjoyed these zoo animal crafts and activities. Some more toddler activity ideas you might enjoy are: 

Dinosaur Activities for Toddlers 

dinosaur activities for toddlers 2 and 3 year olds


Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers 

44 fine motor activities for toddlers - My Bored Toddler