Zoo Day End of the Year Theme Day

Turn your classroom into a zoo full of zookeepers for some extra end of the year fun. Have your students bring in a stuffed animal or two for the zoo, work on sorting them into animal groups, become zookeepers, and play 8 different games with the special deck of zoo themed cards. Your students will love writing about a mystery zoo animal, researching a zoo animal and creating a zookeeper craft. There are phonics activities, math games and activities, writing extensions and comprehension strategies for any zoo theme story. Your students will have an amazing day make wonderful memories, and won’t even realize they are learning.



Zoo Day Letter

Zookeeper Nametags

Zookeeper Headbands 6 versions

Zoo Day Note

Zoo Day Snack Ideas to Purchase

Zookeeper for a Day Activities 5 pgs.


Templates for Zoo Book of Choice:

  • Predict
  • Check for Understanding
  • Main Idea & Details
  • Character Analysis
  • Story Message
  • Summarize
  • Problem
  • Text to Self
  • Character Analysis
  • Characters
  • Key Events
  • Features of Fiction
  • Author’s Purpose

Math Activities:

  • Roll & Color
  • Spin & Tally
  • Picture Graph Game
  • Build a Picture Graph Manipulatives
  • Class Survey
  • Addition/Subtraction Mixed Scoot
  • Find the Sum Bingo
  • Visit the Zoo Subtraction Game

Card Game Activities:

  • 35 Cards color or b&w
  • Directions for 10 games
  • Base 10 Mat
  • Zoo 2-digit Addition
  • Comparing Numbers
  • Greatest to Least
  • Least to Greatest
  • ABC Order
  • Animal Group Sorting

Zoo Day Bingo color or b&w


  • Zoo Word Wall 8 pages color
  • Syllables
  • Abc order
  • Word search
  • Unscramble
  • Punctuation
  • Making words
  • Context Clues
  • Commas
  • Make it Plural Scoot color 5 pgs.

Writing Activities

Meet our Animals Class Book

  • Cover color and b&w
  • 2 pages for class book

Mystery Animal

  • Cover
  • Mystery Animal Clues
  • Mystery Animal Picture

Mini Book Let’s Meet Some Animals at the Zoo

Opinion Writing Going to the Zoo

Zoo Day Animal Research 6 pages

  • Animal Page
  • Group
  • Habitat
  • Food
  • Fun Facts
  • Photos

Center Cards (colorful 12 Large and Small)

Center Checklist Numbers 5-12 black and white

Welcome to Zoo Day Banner (2 options)

Zoo Day Pennants

Zookeeper Craft

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