Zoos bring together visitors of all ages and help to educate and create awareness about conservation issues around the world. Many zoos are now more focused on scientific research and also species conservation efforts. Zoos are also moving away from concrete and steel bars and toward creating habitats that more closely resemble those in the wild.

This creative printable design challenge is a fun way for your child to design a zoo of her dreams using art and a whole lot of imagination. Welcome to the wild side!

Printable & Activity Objectives

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

In this activity, your child will gain some basic understanding about how zoos are set up today. They will then proceed to map out and design their own imaginary zoo.

It will help your child or student:

  • Train their spatial awareness through planning and designing the different spaces which make a zoo.
  • Develop their creative skills by allowing them to identify and mix different design requirements to create a unique imaginary zoo experience.

Let's get started!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to take before your zoo trip:

  • Research about zoos and how they have evolved over the years. Here's an overview of what makes a modern zoo today and the role they play in animal conservation:
  • Here's a video about how zoos are now reevaluating the design of their enclosures to ensure that their animals live in better and more natural environments:
  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 6 different printable worksheets for designing a zoo:

  • 1 zoo logo and signage design worksheet
  • 1 "animal mix" planning worksheet
  • 1 animal section logo design worksheet
  • 1 employee clothing design worksheet
  • 1 zoo activities, shows and attractions worksheet
  • 1 zoo map design worksheet

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