## Wednesday, July 18, 2018

I am so happy to share with you our Zoo Preschool Literacy and Preschool Math Learning Materials. Similar to our popular Ocean Unit Preschool Learning Materials, our Zoo Unit also contains 30 fantastic and engaging learning activities that your little ones will definitely love!  To give you an idea on what learning activities can be done with these amazing materials below are some of the activities that Vito worked on early this month.

Here’s what to expect from our Zoo Unit Preschool Learning Materials.

## ANIMAL EMOTIONS MATCHING GAME

This is one of my kids’ favorite activity.  The child will match the animals' faces (emotions) to the animal emotions mat.  There are 7 animal emotions to play around with this printable pack so I am totally sure that your kids will love this.

## FOLLOW THE PATTERN LOGIC GAME

The objective of this learning game is to follow the pattern in the card using some popsicle sticks.  My kids used our Grimm’s Leonardo Sticks in this activity.  My little boy loves selecting the hard ones!

Here’s my eldest trying out a pattern.

This logic game is absolutely fun and engaging!  Get it here!

## ANIMAL TRAIN COLOR MATCHING ACTIVITY

We used our Safari Animals Colored Counters in this activity.  I made these rainbow trains so that the child can play and match colors at the same time.  If colored zoo animal figures are not available, a printable version of colored animals is included in the learning material.

## HOW TALL IS THE GIRAFFE? A MEASURING ACTIVITY

Using the snap cubes, the child will measure how tall the giraffes are.  After this activity, we compared the length of our snap cubes, identified which one is the shortest and which one is the tallest.  Vito then arranged the giraffes according to their height with the use of our snap cubes.

## I SPY COUNTING GAME

This is a counting practise using animals from Safari Wild Toobs.

## FEED THE MONKEY: ALPHABET AND SOUND MATCHING ACTIVITY

The aim of this activity is to match the uppercase letters to the lowercase letters.  As an extension, you can also pretend to feed the monkeys with apples that contain pictures with beginning sounds of the alphabet as shown in the picture.

## CVC RHYMES

This activity has always been a challenge for Vito so I love to include this in our units.  You can start by naming the pictures and identifying which one rhymes with the first picture.  We used magnetic pegs in this activity but any manipulative will do.

## PEACOCK FEATHER COUNTING

Place the correct number of feathers (you can use the printable version, real crafts feather or playdough) with the corresponding peacock picture.

## GORILLA BANANA SHAPE MATCHING ACTIVITY

Match the shape of the bananas to the mouth of the gorilla (who’s by the way very hungry!)

## FLAMINGO SHAPES

Practice identifying shapes and creating them as well using playdough with our flamingo shape mats! Similar to what we have in the Ocean Unit, Vito loves using playdough in forming the shapes with these beautiful mats.

These and more (a total of 30 activities) in our Zoo Preschool Learning Pack.

Highly recommended manipulatives are: For more details and preview of the Zoo Preschool Learning Unit, visit our shop.  I hope that you and your students will like the learning activities of this unit.  Enjoy!