Which animals are your preschooler’s favorites? Zoo animals, jungle animals, forest animals? No matter what animal is their favorite, they are sure to love the fun and engaging activities in these Animal Theme Preschool Lesson Plans. Full of hands on learning activities, creative arts and crafts projects, and interactive games, these animal themed lesson plans will be the perfect fit for your animal theme unit this year.

Whether you are a preschool or kindergarten classroom teacher, a homeschooling parent, or just searching for some fun animal theme activities to do with your child, these lesson plans will be a fantastic resource for you!

The best thing about these animal theme lesson plans for preschool is that you are provided with fully detailed, comprehensive lesson plans that are already written for you.

Another added bonus is that they require minimal prep work and just a few simple materials you probably already have lying around your house.  You are instantly set up for success!

Simply download the lesson plans and print the accompanying activities to get started. No need to print the entire lesson plan book unless you really want to. (Some teachers LOVE putting the lesson plans into a binder for easy offline access!)

What’s Included In These Lesson Plans on Animals For Preschoolers:

This themed unit includes over 20 lesson plans full of animal activities for preschoolers for you to use in your home or classroom.  The downloadable unit contains a detailed overview of how to use the lesson plan book, as well as ideas of animal books for preschoolers, song ideas, and suggested concepts for the animal theme.

Within each individual lesson plan you will find:

  • A colorful picture of the activity to give you an idea of what it will look like.
  • Suggested list of books about animals for a literacy connection to the activity.
  • List of targeted skills
  • Materials list
  • A detailed “How To” section including instructions for preparing the activity, as well as how to use it with your children.
  • A section of extra ideas, modifications, and ways to adapt the activity.

Reasons You Will Love These Preschool Animal Themed Activities and Lesson Plans:

Hands On Activities:

From preschool animal craft ideas to fine motor skill activities, these lesson plans are full of hands on learning projects for kids! 

Children learn best when they are active in their learning activities. With each lesson plan there are plenty of examples of how you can get your child involved in the learning.

While they are busy engaging in pretend animal play, playing animal games, and exploring sensory bins, your kids will be having so much fun they will never even realize how much they are learning!

Bear animal mask made from paper plate for animal theme activity plans

Multidisciplinary Activities:

These lesson plans contain fine and gross motor activities, animal art lesson plans for preschool, math activities, and so much more!

A book suggestion for each lesson makes tying activities in with literacy super simple.  There are endless opportunities to practice vocabulary words and work on developing literacy skills.

Animal math lesson plans for preschool provide plenty of opportunities for practice with shapes and counting.

Which animal do we like best pocket chart graph for preschool farm theme activity plans

Activities For All Learning Styles:

As parents and educators we know that when it comes to teaching kids, there is no cookie cutter approach that will work with all children. 

With over 20 lesson plans full of fun crafts and a variety of different learning activities you will be able to choose the plans that will work the best for your child. 

Whether you have an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner, these lessons will bring learning to life for them.

Animal matching spin and cover game for farm theme activity plans

Flexible Activities:

All of the activities can be easily adapted or modified to meet whatever your needs are.  Whether you are searching for an activity for circle time, a learning center, small group instruction, or independent practice, these lesson plans are full of options!

Winter, spring, summer, or fall, anytime is a good time to learn about animals! These lesson plans are designed to work in whatever season you are in and for whatever space you have available. Keep animal crafts for kids indoors, or take your playful learning activities outside.

>>> Get the Animal Theme Preschool Activity Plans Here <<<

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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