Zoo Busy Box

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.

Zoo Busy Box
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.)

Felt animals Materials you need:

I used one of our plastic lunch boxes and lined it with various colours of felt, green for grass, blue for water and brown for field/ground.

Felt pieces
Then, the stickers were stuck onto felt and cut out. I tried to keep the shape of the sticker so it looked neater.

I am being realistic and realize these stickers will not last for a long time, so I *will* find some felt zoo animals soon and swop them out?

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…

Play time
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!

Zoo Busy Box
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:

Zoo activities


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


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