Zoo Animals Day

My name is Rachel from Music Minors and I'm based in Shropshire. Today I am joined by my daughter Matilda and we are going to be learning all about zoo animals. I will be teaching you some new songs and we will be getting creative too!

Build a Zoo

In this activity you will create your own zoo using blocks, lego or playdough.

Let the children use their imagination and look after their own zoo animals. If you have access to your own small play animals you can use those or feel free to use the cut outs. Let the children explore the zoo, come up with ideas of how to feed the animals and how they will look after them. Follow Rachel and Matilda in this activity and become zookeepers! This supports children’s knowledge and understanding of the world and their language and develops their communication.

Make a Zoo Animal Mask

In this activity let the children choose which zoo animal they'd like to colour in.

 

Let the children use their imagination and look after their own zoo animals. If you have access to your own small play animals you can use those or feel free to use the cut outs. Let the children explore the zoo, come up with ideas of how to feed the animals and how they will look after them. Follow Rachel and Matilda in this activity and become zookeepers! This supports children’s knowledge and understanding of the world and their language and develops their communication.

I Went to Visit a Zoo Today

You can use your mask that you've already made for this activity. This is a song for you to learn and join in.

Rachel and Matilda teach you the animal noises and you can have fun with the different animals at the zoo. This supports children’s expressive arts and design. It also supports their knowledge and understanding of the world.

 

Song Words:

I went to visit the farm today and saw a….

Across the way, what do you think I heard it say…. X 8

Tiger

Snake

Bear

Sealion

Penguin

Monkey

Zebra

Penguin Song and Dance

Now we are going to become Penguins.

This is a great song to help with children’s coordination and to help them follow instructions. The children will have great fun watching Rachel and following her dance moves. Right, left, right leg, left leg, nodding your head and turning around. This may be a familiar song to some, enjoy it and have fun.You are now a fully fledged penguin! This supports children’s expressive arts and design and physical development.

Extension

You might like to find out about your local zoo.

You can also read the I Went to the Zoo Poem and join in with the actions and noises the animals make.

George and Maude reading by Sarah Griffiths