Animal Activities for Kids

by Meghan

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TGIF, y’all!  Welcome to another edition of We Love Weekends!  If this is your first time joining us, welcome to Playground Parkbench – I’m Meghan, the Playground Parkbench Guru.  Mom to Big M (almost 4), Lil’ M (almost 2) and M3, coming this Fall.  I write aboutparenting tips, mommy sanity savers, at-home activities for kids, and informed by former career in finance, financially savvy tips for the household CEO.  We Love Weekends is a weekly link-up, hosted by me and 4 of my fellow kids’ activity bloggers.  Each week, I feature 3 of my favorite posts contributed the week before in a themed round-up.  This week features Animal Activities for Kids!

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Featured Animal Activities for Kids

This week’s featured posts, shared by kids’ activity bloggers from around the globe last week, all celebrate our furry friends.  I don’t know about your kids, but my girls love all things animal-related, and would thoroughly enjoy all of these!

Animal Activities for Kids featured on We Love Weekends 2015-07-24

First up, we loved the Paw Prints Painting Activity from Letters in the Sand.  We have done this ourselves in larger, kid-sized footprints, but using the toy animals is a great idea, and sure makes for easier clean-up!  Can’t wait to check out all the animal print book recommendations at the end of her post too.

Next, from Brain Power Boy, a free printable for a Forest Animal Memory Game.  Memory is one of the first games Big M has really gotten into – or “matching game” as she likes to call it.  This is a great version to introduce Memory with since the number of cards are fairly limited.  And the graphics are adorable!

And last, but not least, from Nemcsok Farms, we loved this round-up of 10 Garden Garden Creature Activities, in addition to her own DIY Frog Cottages.  We are about to move from a beach-side neighborhood with no yard and limited wildlife, to acreage in the middle of the woods, with some wetlands.  We can’t wait to use some of these to explore our new yard!

Looking for a few more animal-themed activities?  You might also enjoy…

Ocean-Themed Sensory Play

Ocean Themed Sensory Play Sea Horse

Montessori Animal Match

Montessori Animal Match FB

Making Animal Tracks

Making Animal Tracks - Main

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Now, for the link-up!  Bloggers, please share your favorite activities, recipes, adventures and anything else that shows why YOU Love Weekends!  All linked posts will be displayed across all co-hosts’ blogs, and our favorites will be featured and pinned.  Be sure to take a look around, check out the content from your fellow bloggers and leave a note to say #WeLoveWeekends!If you are not a blogger, feel free to check out all the great family-friendly content shared from kid-bloggers everywhere to see why We Love Weekends!

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Sheila @ BrainPowerBoy July 24, 2015 - 12:03 pm

Thanks so much for featuring our Forest Animal Memory Game. The paw prints painting activity looks super fun!. Have a great week,

Caitlin July 23, 2015 - 10:47 pm

What a wonderful list of animal activities for kids! Thank you for hosting and for sharing so many great ideas!!


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