Top 5 Animal Themed Games And Activities For Kids

Animal Themed Activities For Kids

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Kids love animals! And, they find playing various animal-themed games terribly exciting. And, if find yourself flipping through several kiddie magazines and clicking on many links in search for some engaging animal-themed games and activities for your little naturalist, don’t worry! Momjunction has you covered.

Here, we list some wonderful animal themed activities for kids to promote your their motor skills and overall development. Read on to learn more!

5 Entertaining Animal Games And Activities For Kids:

Playing animal themed games is not only great fun for the kids, but it also helps boost their creativity, intellectual abilities, and awareness. Here, we list five interesting and enjoyable animal activities for kids.

1. Animal Races:

You Will Need:

  • A large room or garden
  • A group of children
  • Chart

How To:

  1. Teach your kids walking, hopping, or crawling styles of various animals.
  1. Then call out the name of an animal and instruct your kids to race according to the style of the animal. For instance, if you call rabbit then kids should start hopping. If you call elephant, then your kids should run with a swinging trunk.
  1. Allot points to every kid for the style and speed.

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2. Clothes Pin Giraffe:

You Will Need:

  • Two clothes pins
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Small pieces of brown construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker

How To:

  1. Make and cut a Z-shaped design from yellow construction paper.
  1. Cut small pieces from the brown construction paper.
  1. Paste small brown pieces on the Z-shaped yellow construction paper.
  1. Draw mouth and eyes of giraffe using the marker.
  1. Clip on the clothespins at the bottom of the Z-shaped giraffe’s body to create its legs. This amazing animal art activities for kids will deliver hours of fun and enjoyment as well as it helps them to widen their imagination.

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3. Sleeping Lions:

You Will Need:

  • A group of children
  • A large space

How To:

  1. Tell the group of children to lie calmly on the floor of a big room just like the sleeping lions. Instruct your kids to lie down as still as possible.
  1. Any kid who makes a substantial movement, you can get him or her, and mark the kid out.
  1. One who lies still till the end of the game is the winner. It is a great fun animal activities for kids to enjoy.

4. Animal Face Sandwiches:

You Will Need:

  • Bread slices
  • Raisins
  • Peanut butter
  • Grated carrots
  • Slivers of pickles
  • Plastic knives

How To:

  1. Provide a slice of bread to each of your kid.
  1. Teach your kids to spread the peanut butter on the bread slices creating the face of a particular animal.
  1. Place raisins in the center of the bread slices to help your kids make noses and eyes of the animals.
  1. Show your kids how to add slivers of pickle to create whiskers.
  1. Show your kids how to carefully sprinkle grated carrot to make the fur of the animal.

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5. Save Yourself From Sharks:

You Will Need:

  • A big carpeted room
  • Many non-slippery tea towels
  • A group of children

How To:

  1. Scatter non-slippery tea towels in a large carpeted room and designate the towels as islands. The towels should be one less in number than the number of kids. For instance, spread ten towels on the floor if 11 kids are participating in the game.
  1. Tell your kids to walk around the islands on the floor of the large room doing swimming motions.
  1. Without any warning shout, ‘ The Shark is here to chase you.’ Tell the kids to get onto the island for safety such as one kid should occupy only one island or towel.
  1. The kid who fails to get place on an island is out of the game.
  1. Repeat this till one island is left, and get one winner of the game. Explore this fun and interesting animal activities for children.

Did you teach any animal themed games or activities to your kids? Which animal-themed games and activities did your kids love the most? Tell us below. Leave a comment!

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