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Preschool Animal Theme Activity Plans

If someone asked me my favorite animal, hands down, I would choose dogs. Their loyalty, their sweet puppy faces, their adorable wagging tails. No matter where you live or what language you speak, you probably have a favorite animal.

It doesn’t matter if they are zoo animals or farm animals, our four (and two) legged friends make us smile. Our animal theme lesson plans include all our favorite animals with fur, scales, fins, and feathers.

Explore math, literacy, sensory, and social-emotional animal activities for preschoolers with these activity plans! We provide you with animal songs for preschoolers as well as animal preschool crafts. Great for preschool at home or in the classroom, these versatile activities will fit the needs of all your preschoolers without a bunch of extra planning time.

Recommended Age

For Preschool Activity Plans:

24 Interactive Animal Theme activity plans for young children

Get ready for fun and learning with all our animal theme for preschool activity plans. These preschool animal activities are packed with literature-based plans that are easy to prepare and fun to do.

Just like all of our early childhood themed activity plans, the animal themed activities for preschool included in this activity plan are created around a set of high quality, classic animal books that your preschoolers will love. We have included the book lists below so that you can grab them from your public library or purchase them for your personal library so that you can use these activities year after year.  

Complete lesson plans for a preschool animals theme.

What are the benefits of the animal preschool activity plans?

  • Explore a variety of themed hands-on animal learning activities!
  • Build vocabulary and early literacy skills with animal preschool songs and circle time games!
  • Get learners ready for school with animal printable activities!
  • Develop math skills through fun animal counting activities.
  • Our science experiments and fun animal art preschool crafts bring out the creativity in your preschoolers!
  • Use animal objects in your math, art and sensory activities to learn more about nature and habitat.

These easy-to-follow animal activity plans include modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all of your preschoolers.

Every theme is comes with recommended reading lists, songs, material lists and more.

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Digital Download

Each of the Preschool Activity Plans themes is a digital download that you will receive access to immediately after purchase.

No need to wait for a book to come in the mail to implement these fun preschool activities!

Every theme contains 2 files within a .zip file. Once you open the .zip file you will see one PDF with all the printable activities and one PDF with the themed activity plans.

Take a Look at What is Included:

Layout of animal theme preschool lesson plans.

Mini Animal Themes included within the Activity Plans :

Animals, Grass, Night Animals, Animal Body Parts

Recommended Reading:

• ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’ by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
•’In the Tall, Tall Grass’ by Denise Fleming
•’Where Are the Night Animals?’ by Mary Ann Fraser
•’From Head to Toe’ by Eric Carle
•’Is Your Mama a Llama?’ by Deborah Guarino

Materials List for Animal Preschool Activity Plans:

Animal Themed Activities at a glance:

What is included in the Animal Preschool Activity Plans?

Animal Math Activities for Preschool:

  • Sorting Nocturnal Animals
  • Shape Animals
  • Favorite Animal Graphing
  • Animals of All Colors Mini Book
  • Tall, Tall Grass Puzzle

Animal Literacy Activities for Preschool:

  • B is for Bear Letter Craft
  • Animal Beginning Sounds Puzzle
  • Animal Color Matching
  • Nocturnal Animals Story Stones

Animal Science Activities for Preschoolers:

  • Baby and Mama Animals
  • Tall, Tall Grass Nature Walk

Animal Social Studies Activities for Preschoolers:

  • Identifying Animal Parts

Animal Sensory Activities for Preschoolers:

  • Grass Sensory Bin
  • Tall Tall Grass Playdough Activity

Animal Art Activities for Preschoolers:

  • Night Animal Drawing
  • Brown Bear Paper Plate Craft

Animal Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers:

  • In the Tall, Tall Grass Scissors Skill Craft
  • Spots and Stripes

Animal Gross Motor Activities for Preschoolers:

  • Can You Move Like This Animal?
  • Feeding an Elephant

Animal Music Activities for Preschoolers:

  • Brown Bear Action Song

Animal Circle Time Activities for Preschoolers:

  • Animal Game
  • Animal Matching Circle Time Activity

Who Developed the Animal Activity Plans for Preschoolers?

Developed by a team of talented teachers and parents, these animal crafts and preschool activities range from whole group circle time ideas to active learning games. All activity plans have been carefully crafted and kid tested!

Whether you are a new teacher developing an entire preschool curriculum, a veteran teacher searching for new inspiration, or a parent homeschooling your preschooler, you’ll find everything you need in these Animal Preschool Activity Plans.

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Digital Download

Each of the Preschool Activity Plans themes is a digital download that you will receive access to immediately after purchase.

No need to wait for a book to come in the mail to implement these fun preschool activities!

Every theme contains 2 files within a .zip file. Once you open the .zip file you will see one PDF with all the printable activities and one PDF with the themed activity plans.

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