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 ABC Zoo

There is an animal with every letter of the alphabet at this zoo.

Literacy activities

The Zoo Vet



Activity One

Visit one of these zoos

Dublin -

Paignton -

Edinburgh -


What animals can you see? Talk about the animals with your adult and remember to use words like horn, claw, feather.

Can you draw a picture of your favourite animal.  Remember to think carefully about all the different parts of its body.

How many legs does it have? Does it have a tail? Does it have whiskers? What do its ears look like?



Activity Two

Can you invent your own zoo?


Tell your grown up what would be in your zoo. What animals would you have? What things would there be for the visitors?


Can you design your zoo and draw a picture of it on a big piece of paper? Think about the things you would need to have in each enclosure. Think about what the animals eat and the sort of place they live in the wild (in a forest, near the sea etc)

What would polar bears need? What would monkeys need?


Remember to keep practising writing your name!

Remember to do one of the phonics fun activities in the Quick Daily Activities >> Nursery folder as often as you can.




Here are some pictures to make stick puppets with, you can use them to help you retell the story.