Plastic animals are a great source of endless fun for young children whose minds are so imaginative. Take a look at these top favorite 20+ ways to get your child playing with plastic animals in wonderfully creative ways.
Create a dinosaur footprint or animal print in play dough using this cute activity idea.
Your child can play two games sorting animals into farm and non-farm animals in this play idea. A cute way to help your child learn about animals, animal sounds and where animals live.
Make popsicle stick farm fences for your child’s farm animal play. They’ll love painting and creating them with you!
Try any of these 5 simple messy play recipes and give your child hours of fun while playing with their plastic animals.
Read the story of the three little pigs and then have fun building the different houses for the pigs and wolf in this cute activity kids will love.
Play this Montessori inspired matching game where you match animal cards with plastic animals. A great activity for learning and recognising animals!
Your child can have great fun printing different colored animal tracks with paint.
Use potting soil and water for this great messy play activity playing with pigs in the mud!
Young children will love this edible farmyard play set up using plastic toy animals, as well as edible cereals as different terrain on the farm!
Get some great ideas for preschool maths, science and literacy activities here using farm toys and sensory items!
Try out these 2 fun Barnyard Math games with your child, and practice counting in a fun, practical way using animals and other small items.
Upcycle an old spool and make a beautiful mini farm yard world which your child will love playing with! Make some mini trees and ponds, grass and play things. Your plastic animals will have a whole new world to live in.
Make this awesome DIY Giant ice cube activity and get your kids ice-picking plastic animals out of their ice block with tools.
This sweet animal sorting activity is a load of fun. Your child can sort animals according to where they live – a great activity for learning and questioning everything about animals!
Here’s a fun farm activity for preschoolers that involves painting and washing all your farm animals! Based on the book Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm.
Make these stunning mini Winter terrariums and place each animal in their own setting.
This sight word game on a reading farm is a cute sensory activity that includes sight words as you play!
Learn all about zoo animals and where they live in the world, and much more, with this Montessori-inspired zoo animals unit, which looks at a lot of different ideas on how to learn about animals!
Create this sensory tray and make a find-your-way-to-the-farm fun activity with plastic toys and a toy tractor. A fun way to dig through seeds to find your way around a maze!
Use the sun to learn about science and shadows, as well as do some shadow drawings to see how light changes a toy’s shape and length.
See how to make your own mini wooden barn and give your child hours of miniatures play fun with little toy animals and objects!
This set of 100 animal figures and accessories from Amazon is a great pack to buy for curious kids intrigued by animals.
Plastic animals can be so much fun to play with, and a great tool for teaching kids about animals, habitats, and sensory play. How do you teach your kids about animals? We’d love to hear your creative ideas!