build the enclosure for your zoo by practicing home school preschool
craft using Lego,
wooden blocks or cardboard boxes.
Lots of opportunities for adding in
more homeschooling preschool activity ideas here. You could add a toy train track
or build one for free by laying down tissue paper. How about building a
Sea Lion enclosure with blue card for water and some real rocks for
them to sit on?
Visit our home school science page to see how you can use this fun activity to learn about habitats
You could help your child draw out a plan of your home
school Zoo first. Once you've marked out the enclosures, you could add
the animals using animal stencils (more about homeschooling stencils
We've made drawing animals easy for preschool children by using home school hand art. Come and see how with our preschool craft activity ideas for free homeschool Preschool Art Activities.
You may need to start by going on homeschooling animal collecting
expeditions for the Zoo. You'll need a toy land rover or truck, toy binoculars for
spotting animals and a homeschooling fishing net for catching them!
Set up an animal hospital in the Zoo as part of your home school activities.
One of the great free homeschool preschool activity ideas is to take turns being the vet.
Use a real thermometer to check the animal's temperature and
detachable stereo headphones make perfect free home school stethoscopes.
I found this FREE Animal Sounds app for little ones with 5 star reviews on Amazon:
Home school preschool math
comes from buying tickets from the Station Master for the Zoo train and
working out how much you'll need for the ice cream stand.
Monica recommends this brilliant-looking Mammals app which has interactive animals so you can see how they play,
eat, see, run, fly, grow, and feel. In the UK you can get it here.
If you want more ideas about how to teach homeschool preschool math, see how some preschool butterfly craft can teach symmetry and geometry.
Set up a home school dinosaur park
activity enclosure and add in all your favorite friends. My daughter
Catherine's were always escaping and wreaking homeschool havoc!
Don't forget to collect the animal waste! Cotton wool balls make perfect non-smelly homeschool substitutes.
My children William and Catherine decided to fly over their home school Zoo in a plane,
which fits in brilliantly for preschool activity ideas to help learn homeschool
geography and transportation in our project traveling the world.
Adding a home school Aquarium into your Zoo is a great activity which could form part of our Ocean Creatures Unit.
Your preschooler will love any activity which involves dressing up
as a Zoo animal. How about adding in some preschool craft by making a
homeschool paper mache mask of a lion?
Zoo Activities For Older Siblings
Preschool activity ideas are even better when you can adapt them so older siblings learn all sorts of fascinating things.
Here's Jamie to show you what her children age 10, 9 and 8 got up to:
"This morning made me smile so I had to
share. The beauty of homeschooling is seeing my kiddos learn
about what interests them.
This morning, my oldest gravitated towards these animal erasers we
have. Soon, she was drawing a zoo for them. My other two kiddos joined
in and soon they
were asking questions about what habitats animals lived in. We
pulled out our big book of questions and answers, and even hopped online
to find out fun facts.
Now we are going to play Zooreka together. This
is turning out to be a wonderful Friday!"
~ Jamie, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group
Zooreka Game by Cranium
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Another fabulous idea for older children is to:
Make A Zoo Video
You could help make a Zoo slideshow like this one Sheila made:
"We walked round, read the signs and took photos of the signs of
animals that interest us. Then we put the images into a slideshow maker
and added music."
As a finale to your homeschooling Zoo project, I'm going to add in
one of our preschool craft activity ideas because you can use it to
create a rather spectacular end to your homeschool Zoo activities.
Stencil Craft Activities
are perfect for homeschooling preschool craft and you can use them for
all sorts of homeschool learning activities.
lovely thing about home school stencil craft activities is that it
enables even very young children to produce something that looks great.
Here are some home school preschool ideas for how to have fun with stencil craft activities and add them into your Zoo project:
Get your children to make their own homeschool animal T-shirts
using stencils. T-shirts look great painted with stencils and it's not
too hard to use fabric paints for preschool craft even when you're
homeschooling young preschoolers. William and Catherine loved showing
off their homeschool Elephant and Giraffe tops!
Buy some homeschooling alphabet stencils. Great for
homeschooling preschoolers in letter shapes; even more magical for your
preschooler to find you can produce something which actually makes up a
name. How about a fun activity writing out the notice for the lion enclosure to add into our fun alphabet activities and worksheets?
Zoo Party Activity
Now's the time to use those stencils for free preschool fun.
Organize an Zoo party.
Get lots of preschool kids round to create a colorful mural on a large
piece of wallpaper.
Your kids can even make free animal stencil Party
There are lots of free home school Zoo party games to choose
from. A good one is getting each preschool child to pretend to be a
You can see lots of craft ideas for making free home
school dressing-up props, including a feather headdress, in our
homeschooling activities for 2 year olds.
a lovely way to end your project.
As you can see, homeschooling
preschool activity ideas are all about using fun and your child's
interests to help them learn about the exciting world we live in.
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