Many zoos around the world have started daily live streams and tours with webcams, so we can still stay connected to our favorite animals – even if it’s just a “virtual” visit. If this is something that gets your children inspired, go to LearningGrids and explore our Collections category where you’ll find At the Zoo with a range of zoo-themed activities.
There’s a complete family of resources, including sentence building, speaking, and matching, based on a story about a group of children’s Day at the Zoo and the animals they saw and liked. Children can also use differentiated writing sets to write recounts about a visit to the zoo. Or get your children considering different viewpoints about animals in zoos – and writing a piece of persuasive text to share their own viewpoint.
Extracts from the Clicker Book A Day at the Zoo – Read a Book and the linked Sentence Set; and from Animals in Zoos – Viewpoints and the linked persuavive writing frame.