Do your kids love busy boxes or busy bags? They will sure love this Zoo busy box! It was so easy to make and provides hours of open-ended fun and learning.
Firstly, I have to confess that I took an easy route since I could not find any felt animals to buy, and did not feel creative enough to make my own, I used stickers, stuck onto felt as an alternative! (You can however find ones like THESE on Amazon.)
As as easy as that! Now the zoo busy box is ready to be played with! It can be arranged and re-arranged. Stories can be made up…The kids can play with it during quiet time, travel time, waiting times…
A busy box like this is not just for fun, it teaches children about zoo animals, the names of the animals, which habitats they live in, counting the animals, pairing the type of animals together in “cages” etc. Incidental learning at its best!
Would your child like to play with a zoo busy box? Perhaps he/she will make then also like our whole collection and it can be found HERE!
Also see more Zoo themed activities as shared by my fellow kid bloggers:
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Editable Name Puzzles // Playdough to Plato
It’s a Zoo Graphing Game // Stay at Home Educator
Zoo Themed STEM Activity // Sara J Creations
Interactive Animal Alphabet Flashcards // Science Kiddo
Zoo Sight Word Book // Still Playing School
Zoo Small World Busy Box // Play and Learn Every Day
Zoo Animals: Tracing Lines // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Letter and Number Matching Puzzles // The Simplified Classroom
Zoo Pom Pom Mats // Fairy Poppins
Invitation to Make Dear Zoo Small World // Adventures and Play
Zoo Themed Counting Clip Cards // Schooling a Monkey
Zoo Number Puzzles // The STEM Laboratory
Zoo First to 20 and First to 50 Math Game // A Dab of Glue Will Do