The main purpose of zoos today is education and conservation. It is a wonderful place to find out more about biodiversity and the natural world. More particularly, the zoo provides a highly interactive learning environment for kids to learn about the diversity of the animal kingdom. This printable introduces kids and students to animal classifications or the basic groups in the animal kingdom (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, and insects).

Let's make your day at the zoo more interesting and educational. Why not download this printable pack and bring it along on your next trip to the zoo.

Printable & Activity Objectives

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Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Colouring and writing pencils

In this activity, your child will supplement their zoo visit with activities that help to strengthen their knowledge about animal classifications and diversity.

It will help your child or student:

  • Exercise their knowledge about the animal kingdom and their skills in identifying different types of animal groups (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, and insects).
  • Train their spatial awareness through navigating their way around the zoo (with way finders and maps) to locate different animals in their respective sections.

Let's get "wildly" excited about learning!


How to Get Started

Simple steps to take before your zoo trip:

  • Research and talk about animal classifications before going to the zoo. Here is a good video explaining what is animal classification and how it's done.

Here are two good videos explaining what invertebrates and vertebrates are.

  • Pack your colouring pencils, printables, lunch box and make your way to the zoo!

What's in the Printable Pack

This printable pack consists of 5 different printable activities for the zoo. They don't need to all be used on a single trip.

  • 1 animal. classification tracker sheet
  • 1 animal name challenge sheet
  • 1 animal "fill in the facts" file sheet
  • 2 creative and art activity sheets focused on remixing animals

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