Funny Zoo Animals Games

Laughter is a powerful tool in childhood education for its many benefits –

  1. Develops good social skills – laughter helps to break the ice and creates bonds between people.

  2. Develops pre-reading skills – kids love poems and nursery rhymes for their rhyming words or nonsense syllables.

  3. Develops creativity – encourage kids to do silly or funny things such as walking backwards or walk and quack like a duck. This can instill in them a sense of humor which has long-term benefits. They are encouraged or allowed to stretch their imagination, think outside the box and expose them to look at situations from different perspectives.

  4. Develops cognitive thinking – among the areas of cognitive thinking are intelligence, reasoning, language development and memory. Laughter can increase learning and retention as both sides of the brain are stimulated. When kids are enjoying themselves while learning, they tend to learn and retain more of what is being taught.

    zoo animals games

Below are several funny zoo animals games which will make your kids roar with laughter.

  1. Five Mischievous Monkeys
    You can finger play while reading this short story.
    One mischievous monkey eats banana (pretend to peel banana)
    Two mischievous monkeys walk like crabs (walk sideways)
    Three mischievous monkeys sing like ducks (quack and flap your arms)
    Four mischievous monkeys dance like ballerinas ( raise arms and toes and circle round)
    Five mischievous monkeys sleep all day (put your hands against cheek and snore)

  2. Three little Pigs
    This is one of the zoo animals games which the kids at our centre love to play the most.
    Encourage the kids to act out the story as they are read.
    To make this funnier for kids, show them how to do the actions in slow motion and the movements must be in tandem with the reading.
    This game develops the kids in many skills such as body awareness, cognitive thinking, creative movement, emotions, listening, observation, reading, coordination and socializing.
    This is a group game and is great for parties too.

    Once upon a time, there were three little pigs.
    The first little pig built his house with straw
    The second little pig built his house with sticks.
    The third little pig built his house with bricks.
    One day, a big bad wolf came to the straw house.
    “Little pig, little pig, can I come in?” he said.
    “No, by the hair on my chin I won’t let you in”, said the first little pig.
    “Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down,” said the big bad wolf. (To make this even more funny for kids, encourage them to think creatively how to act silly while huffing and puffing)
    And he huffed, and he puffed and he blew the house down.
    The big bad wolf came to the stick house.
    “Little pig, little pig, can I come in?” he said.
    “No, by the hair on my chin I won’t let you in”, said the second little pig.
    “Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down,” said the big bad wolf.
    And he huffed, and he puffed and he blew the house down.
    The big bad wolf came to the brick house.
    “Little pig, little pig, can I come in?” he said.
    “No, by the hair on my chin I won’t let you in”, said the third little pig.
    “Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down,” said the big bad wolf.
    So he huffed, and he puffed and he huffed and he puffed, but he couldn’t blow the house down.
    So the big bad wolf climbed on to the roof and came down the chimney…..
    Splash! That was the end of the big bad wolf.

    At the end of the play, ask the kids why the big bad wolf could not blow the house down. What happened to the wolf when he came down the chimney. Encourage and allow the kids to make up the ending of the wolf themselves.

  3. Fishing for animals
    Cut pictures of animals and attach with paperclips.
    Tie one end of a rope with a magnet to make it look like a fishing rod. Scatter the pictures on the floor, and then call out an animal for the kids to find and fish it out with their magnet.
    Encourage them to make funny sounds while walking like the animal they have fished out.

  4. Five Hopping Kangaroos
    This funny zoo animals games help to develop listening skills, sequencing and expand their vocabulary.
    Make this dramatic play more funny by encouraging the kids to walk like a monkey and make funny sounds.
    Arrange five kids to stand in a row.
    Another kid will read out this funny poem and as he is reading, the 5 kids have to listen and do accordingly to the poem.
    Place about 10 toys on a table for the kids to search.

    Five hopping kangaroos
    Came to school one morning.
    One found a car
    And hop outside to play.

    Oh, my friend Kangaroo
    Why did you go away?
    Now we have four kangaroos
    At our school today.

    Encourage the kids to create short stories till there are no kangaroos left.

Kids are fond of animals and can empathize with their feelings and when they are exposed to such funny zoo animals games can help them to explore and understand the world of animals in funny ways.

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