This lesson would be part of a unit on zoo animals. By this lesson the children would have
knowledge of many types of zoo animals, knowing their names and some of their characteristics.
What Is at the Zoo? introduces students to the interrogative sentence form by asking them which animals are at the zoo. Although students may wish it were so, the last animal isn’t seen in zoos these days. Pictures support early readers.
Using Q-tips or new water color brushes, paint animal crackers with edible paint made from corn syrup and food coloring.
You can buy plastic animals at the toy store. They are pretty inexpensive. Set up your own little zoo using the plastic animals and the blocks.
Cut five monkey shapes out of brown felt and fifteen banana shapes out of yellow felt. Number the monkeys from 1 to 5 and place them on flannel board. Have the children identify the number on each monkey
and place that many bananas in front of it.