Zoo To You

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Resources for your family to enjoy at home

Featured Activities

 

Fun for Young Ones!

Scroll to find themed activities and creative prompts.


Zoo to You with Tapirs

 

Sempurna’s 1st birthday was June 10!

Celebrate with a tapir keeper talk!

Design tapir camo

Get creative with cryptic coloration

A-maze-ing

Can you help the tapir find her way through the forest?.

Just for Fun

Watch: Look back at Sempurna’s 1st swim lesson
Tapir games galore

Zoo to You with Dinos!

 

Rainbow Dinosaurs?

Use your imagination to give these dinos a color boost!

Riddle Rex

What do you say to a dinosaur to invite them to tea?

Check It Out

Watch: 30 minutes of dino fun facts via Learning Toolkit.

Just for Fun

Travel back 66 million years to meet the Tyrannosaurus Rex!
Get crafty with these dinosaur DIYs

ZOO TO YOU with Pollinators

 

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Garden Dreams

Design the perfect pollinator habitat for this garden.

Bee-to-sip!

Played like the game battleship, but this time you are on the hunt for flowers.

Buzz-worthy words

Look carefully to reveal a garden of pollinator-friendly bee vocabulary!

Just for Fun

Give these Oregon silverspot butterflies a colorful treatment
Watch: Flowers and Their Pollinators: A Perfect Match via SciShow Kids

ZOO TO YOU GREEN INSPIRATION

 

ZOO TO YOU WITH LOVE

 

ZOO TO YOU WITH TREE KANGAROOS

 

ZOO TO YOU GLOWS

 

ZOO TO YOU GIVES THANKS

 

Thankful for wildlife

They are all around us! Explore your hood: Carnivore Spotter

We are thankful for friendships

Like the one between Kitoko and Yola

Turkey time!

Meet Mo the turkey vulture.

Just for Fun

Thanksgiving like a beast
Color this and give as a thank you gift!

ZOO TO YOU GETS COZY

 

Cookies with sloth bears

Eat like a sloth bear with this Bear "Mash" cookie recipe

Guess who?

Curl up in a blanket with a connect the dot mystery

How does hibernation work?

Watch this awesome TED-Ed video to find out

Just for Fun

Build a den and get cozy!
Take a snack taste test!

ZOO TO YOU WITH TREATS

 

Connect-the-dots

Connect the dots to reveal a Halloween treat!

Fall Scavenger Hunt

Can you spy these autumn objects?

Watch: Palm Oil Solutions

Be part of the hope for wildlife!

Just for Fun

Palm oil word search. Can you find all the nicknames for palm oil?
Take the treat challenge! Is your candy wildlife friendly?

ZOO TO YOU WITH HALLOWEEN

 

Masks: Animal Style!

Print and build your own custom Woodland Park Zoo animal mask!

Leaf Rubbings

Let nature inspire with this fall activity

Carving for Conservation!

Get creative with these zoo-inspired pumpkin templates

Just for Fun

Woodland Park Zoo Halloween costume generator.
Palm oil challenge! Is your candy wildlife friendly?

ZOO TO YOU WITH OWLS

 

Crafty with Recycled Owls

Create owl-worthy decor for your home!

Snowy Owl Spotting Game

How good is your owl vision?

Watch: Coba the Spectacled Owl

Get to know this amazing owl and his animal keeper.

Just for Fun

Autumn BINGO! Grab a friend and play along.
Read: The latest on our owlets!

ZOO TO YOU WITH HABITATS

 

Design a Habitat

Water, food, air, shelter, space... everything an animal needs?

Zoomazium to You: Den Full of Cubs

Play at den life.

Watch: Rhinos in Assam, India

Who else shares this habitat?

Just for Fun

Build a grizzly-worthy den in your house with this DIY guide!!
How do we sort in nature? What's in your habitat?

ZOO TO YOU WITH GIRAFFES

 

Animal Spotlight with Keeper Lauren

Get an up-close view of Dave the giraffe and learn about his snacking adaptations!

Virtual Backpack: I'm a little animal

Set the tune to this song for giraffes Olivia and Tufani!

Sometimes we need a little extra support

Zoomazium to You: Including Young Learners with Disabilities

Just for Fun

The giraffes need your help completing their silly story"Adventures at the zoo"!
Giraffe coloring sheet! Lots of yellows and browns will make Hasani very happy!

Zoo to You with Red Pandas

 

Animal Spotlight with Keeper Jamie

Meet Carson the red panda and learn more about this adorable bamboo lover with animal keeper Jamie!

Nature Mapping

Red pandas use scent rubbing to pass information along to other pandas. Learn more about nature mapping and how to create your own version in your neighborhood.

Virtual Backpack: Five Silly Senses

As you visit the zoo (or in your backyard) you can use this backpack to explore with your senses just like a red panda!

Just for Fun

Red panda coloring sheet! Lots of reds and oranges will make Carson very happy!
Create your own red panda puzzle! Snuggle up in a den and get creative!

ACTIVITY BOOKS

 

 

 

 

Western Pond Turtle Coloring Challenge

Shell-ebrate 30 years of western pond turtle recovery with your most turtley awesome and creative coloring! Download and print the template, then share your artwork by taking a photo of your art and tagging us @woodlandparkzoo and #30YearShellebration by July 31, 2021. We’ll be sharing your artwork to inspire others to keep Washington wetland habitat healthy for the next 30 years!

Download your coloring sheet today!

ZOOMAZIUM TO YOU

 

Blog Posts from Early Childhood Educators

These posts feature lessons, activities and nature learning for families with children ages birth to 8 years old!

 

Including Young Learners with Disabilities
Published: June 23, 2020

So Many Ways to Say It!
Published: June 17, 2020

Mapping with nature
Published: June 8, 2020

Scavenger Hunt Weekend
Published: May 22, 2020

Growing Green
Published: May 18, 2020

Mindful as a Mountain Goat
Published: May 11, 2020

Aunts and Uncles and Grandparents, Oh, My!
Published: May 4, 2020

Shake, Rattle and Roar
Published: April 27, 2020

A Den Full of Cubs
Published: April 21, 2020

Fun with Sensory Play
Published: April 14, 2020

Caring for Neighborhood Birds
Published: April 6, 2020

Bug Yoga
Published: March 30, 2020

Creature Feature: Home Edition
Published: March 23, 2020

Play like an Otter
Published: March 16, 2020

 

Virtual Backpacks

These virtual backpacks are activity packets designed for caregivers and their children to use while visiting the zoo. They are modeled after the physical backpacks we used to have available in Zoomazium.

 

 

Resources for Educators

Teacher packets, activity sheets and media resources.


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