My preschooler is a big fan of the zoo. She loves zoo animals, visiting the zoo, books about the zoo, and zoo-themed toys. Since she’s learning to count to 10 right now, I made these super-fun zoo counting clip cards to help her learn! The best thing about these clip cards is that they not only help teach counting from 1-10, but they also help develop fine motor skills if you use a clothespin. If you don’t have clothespins at home, you can also use beans, bingo chips, or even mini-erasers to mark the correct answer. After getting our clip cards, use the other ideas linked below to build a whole zoo-themed thematic unit!
Zoo-Themed Counting Clip Cards 1-10
These zoo counting clip cards are almost no-prep and are ready-to-go! Just download, print, and cut out and they are ready to use.
What you’ll need for your zoo counting clip cards:
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- Zoo-themed clip cards
- Printer and color ink
- Clothespins (or other marker of your choice)
- Laminator (for greater durability, but totally optional!)
After downloading, print the clip cards and cut them out.
Give them to your preschooler or kindergartner and let them clip the clothespin onto the correct answer. If you don’t have clothespins, use your imagination on what to use for your marker.
If you want these cards to last, I recommend laminating them. Once laminated, preschoolers and kindergartners can’t tear them and they can be used from year to year and with child to child.
Build a Zoo Unit Study
Use these other ideas to complete a zoo theme unit study!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Editable Zoo 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 Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
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
What Do Animals Eat? // Schooling a Monkey