My favorite thing to do with my kids is take them to the zoo. The St. Louis Zoo is by far the best zoo in the states and if you have never been, you should REALLY put that on your bucket list. Besides the amazing animals, the St. Louis Zoo is FREE admission. We pay the yearly membership, but it is totally worth it since it includes passes for parking, train, shows, and 10% off food and drinks. Since it is only 30 minutes from our home, we take multiple trips there throughout the year(it is open year round).
Each of my kids have their favorite exhibits that they like to see when we are there. Hayden loves to see the penguin exhibit. However, be prepared to freeze because it is like their natural environment inside there. We also have a new polar bear exhibit which is pretty awesome to see.
When we go to the zoo I love for there to be an educational aspect involved for the kids. Now that they are a little older, I make little quiz questions that they have to find the answers to as they walk through the zoo. However, when they were smaller and couldn’t read or write I would make little scavenger hunts for them to do with pictures. It was a nice way to get them involved and helps their fine motor skills in the process.
I decided to make up a version of the printable zoo scavenger hunt for you to print for your next zoo trip. Just click the photo below to print out the PDF. You can hole punch it and include it in a binder or you could laminate it and use dry erase crayons or markers. I hope you enjoy this printable zoo scavenger hunt on your next zoo adventure.