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Animal Crafts and Learning Activities

How to Make Easy, Inexpensive, Animal Crafts and Learning Activities
for Children for Homeschools and Preschools



ABC Animal Bottle Cap Magnet Craft

ABC Bottle cap Animal Magnet Craft www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need: Plastic caps from milk bottles, pop bottles and various other bottles, acrylic paint, craft foam, tiny googly eyes, low temp. glue gun, and scissors.

How to Make Bottle Cap Magnets:

1. Use the examples above to make your own magnets.

2. Glue large magnets to the inside of the bottle caps so that they are even with the edge of the bottle cap. If the magnets are too small or thin, glue some cardboard to the inside of the bottle caps and then glue the magnets to the cardboard so they stick out farther. Test your bottle cap magnets to make sure the magnets are strong enough hold the bottle cap to your refrigerator.

3. Paint the bottle caps with acrylic paint. Cut ears, legs, wings, and other features from craft foam and glue them to the caps with a low temp. glue gun.

If you don't have time to make the bottle caps, you can use the Printable ABC Animal Bottle Caps. Print them out on cards stock and use them as cards or print them on sticker paper, cut them out, and stick them to bottle caps. (These printables are also available on the ABC, I Believe Lessons.)

ABC, Animal Bottle Cap Magnet


Use the magnets to help your children review their ABCs, learn to read, and learn more about animals and animal classification.

1. Have your child match up letter magnets with the animal magnets.

2. Collect pictures of animals and other things and have your children place the pictures under the magnets with the same beginning sounds.

3. Find out facts about each animal. Write the facts on small pieces of paper and place each fact sheet under each animal magnets.

4. Write the names of the animals on sheets of paper and review them with your child. If the child learns to read the name of the animal, place the paper with the name under the magnet. Keep reviewing until your child can read all the names.

5. Try to find books in the library that have stories about animals. When you have finished reading a book about a specific animal, let your child place the magnet of the same animal on your refrigerator. Try to read books about all twenty-six animals.

6. Use the bottle cap animals to study the classification of animals.

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Animals of Africa Craft for Kids

Go on an African Animal Safari. Make these folded paper animals and learn more about each animal. Set up an African habit for your animals and take your friends on a safari. You can be the guide and tell them all about each animal. Go to the African Animal Safari Page for patterns and directions.

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Animal Tracks and Paw Crafts for Kids

Animal Tracks Match Up Color Sheet and animal tracks plaster Casts

Go to the Animal Tracks Crafts Page



Ant, Armadillo and Bat Crafts for Kids

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Ant Crafts - Go to the Ants Craft Page for directions and patterns for these crafts and more.

Armadillo Crafts - Go to the Armadillo Craft Page for patterns and directions.

Bat Crafts - Go to the Bat Craft Page for Bird Crafts.



Bighorn Sheep, Bird and Camel Crafts and Learning Activities for Kids

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Bighorn Sheep - Go to the Bighorn Sheep Page for patterns and directions.

Bird Crafts - Go to the Bird Craft Page for Bird Crafts for patterns and directions.

Camel Crafts - Go to Egyptian Crafts or Puppets for patterns and directions.



Cat, Cow, and Dog Crafts for Kids

Siamese Paper Plate Cat Craft for kids for  Childrens Ministry Sunday School and Homeschool from www.daniellesplace.comThe Cow Jumped Over the Moon Paper Plate Craft from www.daniellesplace.comFaithful Dog Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Cat Crafts - Go to the Cat and Kitten Crafts Page to find these cat crafts and more.

Cow Crafts - Go to the Cow Crafts Page for Directions and Patterns for these Crafts.

Dog Crafts - The free patterns for these dogs can be found on the ABC, I Believe site. They are also available to members of The Resource Room in the Dog Lesson.

For even more dog crafts and activities go to the Dog Craft Page



Elephant, Frog and Horse Crafts for Kids

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Elephant Crafts - Go to the Elephant Crafts and Activities Page for patterns and ideas.

Frog Crafts - Go to the Frog Crafts Page for more frog crafts.

Horse Crafts - Go to the Horse Craft and Activity Page for directions and more horse crafts.



Sloth, Turtle and Tortoise Crafts and Activities for Children

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Sloth Crafts - Go to the Sloth Crafts and Activities Page for directions and more sloth crafts.

Turtle and Tortoise Crafts - Go to Turtle and Tortoise Page for directions and more crafts

Sea Turtle Crafts - Go to the Under the Sea Page for more sea turtle crafts.