17 Fun Drawing Activities to Teach Preschoolers About Animals

October 28, 2021

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Preschoolers absolutely love to learn about animals. And preschoolers also love drawing. So, mesh these two passions together with 17 fun drawing activities that you can use with your preschooler. They’ll have a blast learning about seven safari animals plus 10 bugs!

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Learn & Draw: Bugs

First, let’s talk about bugs. Bugs are probably most kids’ favorite creatures of all. They’re diverse, interesting, tiny, and can be found just about everywhere. When you download the Learn & Draw: Bugs activity pack, you’ll find 10 related lessons about your kid’s favorite bugs.

Helpful hint: you may need to scroll down this resource page to find the drawing activity. You’ll find the downloads under “Printable STEAM Activities from Crates.”

animal drawing activities

Here’s what you’ll find when you download the learn and draw pack:

  • Spider
  • Ladybug
  • Firefly
  • Caterpillar
  • Fly
  • Bee
  • Ant
  • Grasshopper
  • Butterfly

The activity pack includes a fact card about each bug, a drawn picture of the bug, and then space for your preschooler to draw it too.

When you’re learning about bugs with your kids, it’s also great to have some unit studies and other activity pages on hand. 

Your kids will absolutely love this idea – building a playground from a box for bugs! How fun is that? Or how about using these fun bugs and insect activities for toddlers? They use bugs, but not real ones, of course.

Sensory bins are another fun hands-on activity to try with preschoolers.

Finally, if you’re looking for printable packs to learn more about bugs, then here’s your list:

Learn & Draw: Safari

What about learning to draw safari animals? Your preschoolers will love this drawing activity. Plus, they’ll learn about each animal.

Your littles will learn where they live, how they live, what they eat, plus a few more interesting fun facts.

animal drawing activities

Here are the safari animals that are included in this downloadable activity pack:

  • African elephant
  • Zebra
  • Nile crocodile
  • Ostrich
  • Hippopotamus
  • Giraffe
  • Cheetah

You can fill the early years with natural learning about animals through unit studies and hands-on activities. In case you want some resources, here are some links to get you started.

You can start with these free printables and resources about the World’s Fastest Animals and then use the set about the World’s Strongest Animals. While you’re learning about the animals, your preschoolers will love these  fun with animals play dough mats.

If you want to expand your learning past the safari animals in the learn and draw pack, then you can find a range of activities for animals from all over the world.

Next, add in some fun hands-on projects with an animal theme to keep your preschoolers busy and learning! Plus, kids of all ages in your homeschool can join in with these fun ideas.

 Download the animals of the African Savanna printables to extend the learning from the fun safari drawing activities above.

Finally, check out the resources in this Preschool Zoo series. And add in a field trip to the local zoo to round it all out!

Pin this page for later so you have all these resources at your fingertips for some fun, engaging, and hands-on activities centered around bugs and animals.


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