Zoo Scavenger Hunt
How about a Zoo Scavenger Hunt?
What is your favorite zoo in your area?
It’s so much fun to see all of the animals, birds and reptiles from all over the world. This can be a fun learning experience for your kids as well as yourself.
I was at Disney’s Animal Kingdom a few years ago and learned that the flamingos are pink because of all the shrimp that they eat. I had never heard that before. So even as adults we can learn new things.
Let’s pack a picnic lunch and head out to the zoo.
I have a pdf scavenger hunt at the end of the blog you can use to see the animals. If you know of others at your zoo add them to the list. Once you are home you can look up the ones on my list that aren’t at your zoo and help the kids learn about them too.
Have the kids mark off the animals as they are found. Tell them to write down an interesting new thing they have learned about each animal from the information signs at each habitat.
While at each of the exhibits watch the activities of each of the animals. Talk with the children about how different each animal is. Have them compare what is different and what activities are similar.
Something else to talk about is the different climates the animals live in and where they can’t live.
Taking our children to the zoo was always fun. I loved to watch their reactions especially the first time we went to the zoo. My favorite time was when one of the girls was standing by the aquarium and a turtle swam right up to her. The awe on her face was priceless.
Share your story with us after you have done your Zoo Scavenger Hunt.