Animals Crafts for Kids Free Worksheets

Forest Animal Finger Puppets

How adorable are these free printable animal finger puppets? Your kids will enjoy making their own forest animal finger puppets for pretend play or as nursery rhyme props, so fun! Download pdf file with these animal finger puppets printable in color or black and white and have fun playing and learning with your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade child.

How adorable are these free printable animal finger puppets? Your kids will enjoy making their own forest animal finger puppets for pretend play or as nursery rhyme props, so fun! Download pdf file with these animal finger puppets printable in color or black and white and have fun playing and learning with your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade child. 

Animal finger puppets

Did you know that playing with finger puppets is not just fun but is great to develop those finger muscles when wiggling and manipulating the puppets? All the while developing language skills (when paired with rhymes and stories) plus counting skills (using a counting rhyme or simply counting the puppets on the fingers, hiding them etc.). You can make these super cute animal finger puppets by printing them in color or black and white below. This is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students.

Animal finger puppets printable

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template. Included in the download is an owl, beaver, deer, fox, and squirrel / chipmunk finger puppets in both color and black and white. diy finger puppets

DIY finger puppets

Simply print the (there are color and color-in-yourself versions) finger puppet sheets. The kids might enjoy coloring their own puppets! If you use the black and white printable puppet template use crayons, markers, or colored pencils to colour your forest animals. Now carefully use scissors to cut out the animals (this will require an adult’s assistance) and assemble by taping a piece of sticky tape around the back so the fingers will fit snugly. The puppets are designed for a child’s hand so it might be small for an adult teacher, therapist or parent. (TIP: enlarge before printing the sheets for adult use.

5 Forest Animals Counting poem

“Five forest animals scamper on the ground, playing, hiding and running all around. If one climbs up a forest tree, how many will there be?” Take a puppet off a finger each time until none is left. woodland puppets with 5 little forest animals counting poem

Woodland puppets

Make up your own stories and do a puppet show for siblings or friends. Use it to bring a life lesson across too. Or act out a known story about forest animals. Another great idea: you can also attach these puppets to corks and use it in a sensory bin, perhaps with forest leaves, pine cones and wood chips? Your kiddos will surely have fun creating and playing with their own set of forest animal finger puppets! The educational opportunities are endless too! If you like this set, you may also want to grab our Free Farm Animal Finger Puppets set too!

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Free Animal Printables

Looking for more fun, animal counting activities for kids of all ages? You will love these creative resources:

free printable woodland animal finger puppets

Download Forest Animals Template

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Nadia

Nadia is South African mom to two littlies, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at teach-me-mommy.com about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher.

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