Posted on April 26, 2020

Virtual Field Trip to the San Diego Zoo

💡Skill: Learning about animals builds language skills and observational powers. It also builds children’s knowledge about the world.

Description

Learn about animal powers with a virtual field trip to see the koalas, elephants, tigers, and butterflies! YOU and your child will be explorers and learn about some of the most incredible animals on Earth.

Materials

Printable (optional)

☑ Crayons/Markers (optional)

Steps

Here’s how to explain this activity to your child:

  • Let’s visit some amazing animals on a virtual field trip to the San Diego Zoo. First, let’s print or download our explorer’s notebook.
  • Now, let’s follow along by clicking on these links to see the amazing animals:

🐾  Koalas

🐾  Elephants

🐾  Tigers

🐾  Butterflies

Extend the Learning

Don’t forget to print an explorer’s pack before your virtual trip to the zoo! The printable pack contains a map, binoculars, and activities kids can complete as they visit each animal. Kids can watch as Peppa and her class visit the zoo, and play an animal-identify game with Molly from Bubble Guppies.

Words to Use 


  • Explorer  A person who visits an area that is new to him or her
  • Herd – A group of animals 
  • Incredible – Amazing 
  • Observe – To watch and notice
  • Virtual – On a computer, not live and in person
  • Zoo – A place where you can go to see wild animals that are taken care of by people
  • Zoologist – Someone who knows all about animals 

Pro Tip

Some of the animals might wander off screen, so watch for a while or check back later. If your child wants a challenge, work together to research and learn more about his or her favorite animals; write about what the animals can do!

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