Who else loves to count a day at the zoo as a full educational experience? We absolutely do! With kids spanning ages 2-14, there’s not much we can do that keeps us all entertained, engaged, and learning, but the zoo checks those boxes for everyone. Of course, the experience is very different for my older girls versus my toddler boys. As the weather begins to warm, I wanted to make sure that days we spend at the zoo truly benefit everyone at the level they’re at, so I created a Zoo Explorers Pack that I think you’ll love!
It includes all of the following:
3 Pages of Scavenger Hunts– These pages are for your pre-readers and early elementary students. It includes nice big pictures as well as the word. You can even put them in these dry-erase pouches for durability and to reuse. I grouped the animals loosely by type. Because of this, you could use these at places other than the zoo as well. There are pages for birds, mammals, and reptiles/amphibians/insects.
ABC Scavenger Hunt– This is for your kids who are old enough to write. They can see just how many animals per letter they can find or compete to see if anyone can find 26 animals- one for each letter of the alphabet!
Report Pages– There are two pages that were created as notebooking pages for older students. The first page has a great space for drawing or painting their favorite animal observations for the day. They can then narrate to mom or write for themselves all they learned about that particular species. For your oldest kids, the last report page is much more thorough and asks them to report information often shared on the signs at the zoo. For biology credit, we add in a short essay and you have an excellent day of science!
Whether you are a homeschool teacher looking to get outside soon or a classroom teacher with a field trip planned, I think your students will LOVE this activity! To grab this freebie, head on over to Life, Abundantly to download today!
Erin is a joy-chasing homeschool mama to 4 babies, ages 13 down to 1. She married her grade-school sweetheart 15 years ago, and lives to love him well. Her abiding love for Jesus Christ, and her heart to encourage other women toward him dictates her days. Her tag line is: Jesus in. Joy out. Erin writes about homeschooling, taking hard moments captive for Christ, and loving her family well at Life, Abundantly.
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