Zoo Unit Study and Lapbook

Free Zoo Unit Study & Lapbook

School will be back in session soon, and the afternoon is usually a great, low-traffic time for homeschoolers to visit the zoo! You can spend an entire week (or more!) learning about the zoo with Homeschool Share’s unit study and lapbook.

FREE Zoo Unit Study and Lapbook

Here are some optional extras to add even more educational opportunities for you!

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My Visit to the Zoo by Aliki
If Anything Ever Goes Wrong at the Zoo by Mary Jean Hendrick
Never, Ever Shout in a Zoo by Karma Wilson
Zany Zoo by William Wise
Zoo by Gail Gibbons

Arts and Crafts

Paper Elephant Craft

Draw a Zany Zoo from Art for Small Hands

This is a fantastic art lesson where students combine three (or more) different animals to create a new animal.

Zany Zoo Animal from Art for Small Hands

Whimsical Giraffes and Zebras from Deep Space Sparkle

Zebra and Giraffe Art from Deep Space Sparkle

Create a Zoo Map from Let’s Explore

Create a Zoo Map from Let's Explore

Zoo Animal Art Project (inspired by Yuko Lau) by Kids and Glitter

At the Zoo Project from Kids and Glitter

Food Fun

Zoo Craft Snack by All My Little Gems

Zoo Craft & Snack from My Little Gems


The San Diego Zoo has an amazing website that includes animal cams, animal sounds, fun facts, and more! Be sure to explore it during your zoo adventures!

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Fun Summer Unit Studies: The Zoo

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Are you hitting the zoo anytime soon? You can extend one fun field trip into an entire week of learning!

We have tons of zoo themed learning at Homeschool Share.

Toddlers will enjoy matching and counting with this little “lapbook” based on Eric Carle’s book, To the Zoo.

We also have a unit study based on the book Goodnight Gorilla— lively learning for preschoolers.

Older students can learn gobs about animals (habitats, classification, communication, and so much more) with our We’re Going to the Zoo unit study. It contains almost 50 pages of lessons and activity pages!

Last, but not least, be sure to check out our Zoo Learning Pin Board. You will find more zoo animal lapbooks along with ideas for zoo snacks, zoo crafts, and more!

Have fun with Zoo School!

This post is part of iHomeschool Network’s Summer Hopscotch. Check out the other blogs for summer boredom busters, summer sensory activities, and summer art projects!