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Zoo Animal Letter Recognition Activity

We’re headed to the zoo today to feed a giraffe and learn the ABC’s with this Zoo Animal Letter Recognition Activity!

Zoo literacy activities like this one are an engaging way for your preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice pre-reading skills.

Letter Recognition Game

If you are taking a field trip to the zoo, this letter recognition activity would be a fun way to build excitement while learning before your visit.

This giraffe alphabet activity would also be a great addition to your unit on animals or habitats.

Getting Ready To Use The Zoo Alphabet Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • Giraffe to Feed
  • 26 Capital Letter Leaf Cards
  • 26 Lowercase Letter Leaf Cards

What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock 
  • Scissors 
  • Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
  • Glue

To prepare this letter recognition activity for your kids, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Next, download and print the giraffe and leaves on white card stock.

Preschool Letter Recognition

If you want your children to reuse this activity, laminate the printables. Then, cut the giraffe and leaves out.

Finally, tape or glue the giraffe onto a paper bag or cardboard box (such as a small tissue box) and cut out its mouth. 

How To Use The Zoo Letter Recognition Activity:

To begin this alphabet activity, your preschoolers and kindergarteners will select a leaf card.

They will then say the name of the capital or lowercase letter on it as they “feed” it to the giraffe.

Letter Recognition Practice

If your pre-readers have just started learning the names of the letters, start with just a few cards. You can add more as their letter recognition increases. 

They can also work on saying the letter sounds as they feed the giraffe.

Letter Recognition Activity

With this Zoo Animal Letter Recognition Activity, your preschoolers and kindergarteners will have fun learning the ABC’s!

More Zoo Literacy Activities:

If you are looking for more zoo-themed activities for your preschoolers and kindergarteners, try these printable resources!

Zoo Play Dough & Letter Mats

Dear Zoo Printable Activities from Homeschool Preschool

Zoo Animals Cut & Paste Book

Find the Letter: Z is for Zoo from 3 Boys and a Dog

Zoo Letter Recognition Activity

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Download the Giraffe Letter Recognition Printables:

To get the printables for the zoo animal letter recognition activity emailed to you, fill out the form below.


Thursday 9th of March 2023

Thank you, these are so fun and different can't wait to try these with my kiddos.


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Wednesday 25th of May 2022

Thank you for these amazing resources