Zoo Unit for Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten



This resources includes thematic lessons, activities, poems, songs and centers for your little learners.

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Week 32 Plans
This is a template for lesson plans during a zoo unit. Pick and choose what ideas and resources work for your learners.

Zoo – Whole Group
These resources can be used during whole group instruction for a zoo theme. They include a poem, word cards, tracing page and table sign in sheets.

Zoo Interactive Poem
Use this poem during a thematic lesson, whole group or a literacy center and have learners learn different types of animals at the zoo.

Zoo Thematic Plans
Use these plans as a guide for engaging zoo animal read alouds and activities in the classroom.

Zoo Jobs
Read What Happens at the Zoo? and create a T-chart to find similarities and differences between jobs done by a veterinarian and zookeeper.

Animal Habitats
Read Zoo Day and create a zoo map using the habitat labels and butcher paper. Discuss why animals are separated by their habitat.

Habitat Sort
Read View at the Zoo and have learners give an example of an animal that lives in each of the habitats.

Animal Classes
Read Let’s Classify Animals and discuss why it is important for workers at a zoo to know each animals’ class. Sort the animals on a pocket chart.

Classes Matching
Read ABC Animal Jamboree and have learners match the class to the correct animal using the clues provided.

Zoo Sensory Charts
Explore the zoo with the five senses. Complete the charts together and have learners draw and write about their experience at the zoo using their senses on the interactive page.

Zoo Predictable Chart Class Book
Use this resource to create a class book from the predictable chart created during the week.

Literacy Center | Alphabet Puzzle
Have learners match each letter to the animal that begins with that sound.

Literacy Center | Missing Vowel
Have learners find the missing vowel in each of the CVC words.

Literacy Center | Sight Words
Have learners choose a sight word to read, make and write on the mats provided..

Math Center | Measuring
Have learners use the measuring mats to write the length of each footprint. For an extension have them sort the footprints by their size.

Math Center | Number Sort
Have learners sort the number cards on a pocket chart.

Math Center | Size Sort
Have learners sort the animals by whether they are bigger or smaller.

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