I LOVE visiting the zoo in May. When I had a Montessori preschool, we took a field trip to our local zoo each May before the end of the school year.
But I love zoo visits at any time of the year. My family has had a great time visiting zoos during every season. My husband and I took our kids to zoos locally and when we traveled when they were little. And we still enjoy visiting the San Diego Zoo with our now-adult kids and kids-in-love.
I had a Montessori-Inspired Zoo Animal Unit last summer. (Photo from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments. New Discovery Days and Montessori Moments animal post at Animals.) Be sure to check out the background zoology link and the great zoo animal posts I linked to there. Today, I’ll add some Montessori-inspired activities published since my post last summer.
Montessori-Inspired Zoo Animal Activities
Making Montessori Ours has a fabulous variation of the Montessori grammar farm … Miniature Zoo Environment for Reading and Grammar
Pink and Green Mama had a creative Zoo Sensory Box last year, although I’m adding it to this post.
From A to Z: Our Tot School Adventure has a cute Zoo Sensory Bin.
Trial & Error Mama has a Wild Forest sensory tub with activities about each animal’s characteristics and food.
Last year, The Work Plan had an Animals of Seven Continents work. Recently, The Work Plan had an Animals of the World puzzle and then added Montessori Print Shop materials to focus on animals of each continent (photo).
Since last summer, Montessori MOMents published Zoo Animals and Where They Live, including free printable zoo animals.
Five Hazelnuts has a North American Animals Mini Unit.
Zoo Animal Unit Study Pinterest Board
I have a Zoo Animal Unit Study Pinterest board with activities of all types and for many different levels.
Have you studied zoo animals and/or visited the zoo this year?
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