Earth Month in April is a great time to explore zoos in your area. Most all zoos offer free printable zoo activities and zoology lesson plans and activities for teachers and parents. Print these zoo activities for your classroom or homeschool. Whether you visit John Ball Zoo or not, you can still enjoy these free printable zoo activities and zoology worksheets. Local teachers use these zoology printables for self-guided tours and follow-up classroom activities. Anyone can print these activity guides and use them.
John Ball Society Body Coverings Scavenger Hunt is geared for the youngest zoo visitors, this five page free printable zoology activity book is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarten. Use the scavenger hunt science lesson plans at any local zoo. Help children locate and classify different types of zoo animals body coverings: fur, skin, hair, shell, scales, feathers. These pre-reading science lesson plans prepare students for exploration of the groups in the animal kingdom. No zoo nearby? Use your classroom, home book collection, library or even your children's stuffed animal collection.
John Ball Zoo Animals Classification Activities is a free printable zoo animals science lesson plans booklet to help grades one and two begin to use characteristics and labels to classify animals: reptile, amphibian, insect, mammal, bird, fish. Plenty of classification practice, coloring pages and zoo animals science lesson plans for follow-up to zoo activities, field trips, classroom exploration or homeschool activity.
JBZoo Animals Adaptations Activities offers a free printable science lesson plans to help grades 3 and 4 explore how animals adapt to their environment. These activities cover predator-prey relationships, protective covering, camouflage, scent, bodily features and habitat. These activities cover food, shelter and reproduction also.
There are also free printable zoology activities booklets on lions, penguins and chimpanzees. Visit Official USA to find information about your state's zoos. Click the link to your state. Scroll down to "zoos" and then visit local zoo websites to see what great free printable zoo animals activities and self-guided tour activity packages may be available. Use this website to plan any zoo activities also. This is great way to prepare for a field trip or family visit.