Here's a couple more ideas that fit the zoo theme:
Monkeying Around Game
I've had this game for years, and it never fails to please kids of any age. Kids take turns hanging monkeys by their tails onto the magnetically attached treetop that looms above an alligator-filled pond. If the treetop becomes unbalanced, all the monkeys fall into the perilous pond with a grand crash! I have used this game for all sorts of goals: articulation practice, plurals, making predictions, and turn-taking, to name a few.
I think I bought mine at Super Duper, but I've seen it since at many toy stores. It's just another great multi-purpose game that you can grab and adapt.
What's for Lunch Book
Here's a little book I made using Boardmaker for my preschoolers. It's an interactive rhyming story about a zookeeper who has a wheelbarrow full of food to feed the animals. The food pieces are attached to a separate story board (see the picture above), and placed into the bowl of the animal who requests it throughout the story.
Here's a sample page:
You get the idea. Just download it, print, add some velcro dots and you're good to go! Here's a little time-saving tip: Print the book pages on photo paper instead of card stock and you can eliminate the laminating step. Easy.
I posted this book before knowing how to compile the Boardmaker files into one document, so unfortunately you'll have to download it page by page, until I can redo it. Download the pages here:
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