Planning an event for your program with a Jungle or Wild Animal theme? We’ve got you covered for fun activity ideas! Whether it is a week long summer camp, a birthday party or even a lesson plan activity – the adventures are sure to be extROARdinary for your group!
Choose from the crafts and activities below for even more wild adventures.
Jungle Themed Dramatic Play
Kids can have some wild adventures with a Jungle theme! Create your own DIY jungle scene with construction paper, or use colored paper roll. Have your group color and design their own animal masks or wear safari hats for dramatic play. View more ideas for decorating and jungle play below.
- Jungle Stickers – Use these Jungle themed wall & window stickers for transforming your room into a wild adventure! The pack comes with over 100 stickers. These also make great incentives and rewards.
- Animal Hand Puppets – Dramatic play helps kids build character! These puppets are great for skits, puppet shows and more. Kids can color or create their own lion, elephant, and more!
- Plush Jungle Animals – Explore the wild with these 8” plush floppy leg animals. Assorted animals with hook and loop hands. Hands can join together to have them hug something! Kids can set up their own jungle corner and tell a story of their adventure in the wild.
Jungle Themed Painting
Aquapaintings are a unique, reusable painting activity! Water and a paintbrush are all that’s required. Featuring real-life images of our favorite jungle animals, these are the perfect activity to add to your theme. With a paintbrush, simply apply water to the sheet and see the image instantly appear. Once finished, you can use the image to facilitate conversation. After each use the image will slowly fade away until it’s a blank canvas ready to be reused!
This jungle themed activity is great for beginner artists. Each set includes one textured 9” x 12” printed artist board, 7-non-toxic acrylic paints, paint brush, pre-printed practice sheet and instructions. Each space contains a number that tells which color to use to create a perfect picture. Bold lines are easy to see and help everyone stay within the lines.
Jungle Themed Puzzles
What better way to celebrate a Jungle Theme than with a fun and challenging puzzle in the shape of a tiger? We also have mini jungle animal shaped puzzles including a sloth, giraffe, and more! Bring these animals to life and even glue and hang the work once it’s finished with Mod Podge.
Jungle Shadow Drawing
We love this idea from the Above and Beyond, Te Puna Facebook page. Kids can use jungle animals (we also have smaller jungle counters and jumbo ones) to create shadow drawings. Set up sheets of paper, place the animals in from of the paper in the sunlight, and watch as the shadows form on the pages! Share with your group how God created the sunlight, and it reflects on all of His creations.
Nature Print Paper Animals
Using the same concept as the above idea, you can also use our Nature Print Paper to produce animal prints – teaching children a little about photography exposure and also ending up with a cool framed image of their favorite animal. Below are Starfish, but you can use any of these jungle animals and even have your group customize frames to put them in!
Jungle Themed Games & Activities
Provide some games and activities for kids for even more wild adventures!
This LEGO® Duplo® Town World Animals set allows kids to take a safari across the African savannah and pretend to photograph lions and giraffes, spot cute woodland creatures as you canoe along a woodland river, build a sandcastle on a tropical beach, and go whale watching at the South Pole. With a captivating range of toy animals, buildings, vehicles, characters and accessories, this globe-spanning educational toy for toddlers contains endless opportunities to engage and inspire any preschooler.
In this fun adudio game, the bingo caller plays the different sounds on shuffle while players put counters on the matching image. The caller can also use the flipbook to show images of the animals along with the sounds as an extra prompt. A great sensory game for kids.
It’s easy to forget about the bugs of the jungle world while focusing on elephants and tigers, but they still play an important role despite their size! Set up a Bug Catching Adventure for kids, where you place the small bugs around the room and hand them each a bug catcher. Turn it into a game to see who can catch the most. Our bug catcher set includes 12 bugs and catchers. For addtional bugs, you can use this 72 pack of insects.
Jungle Themed Craft
Let kids’ imaginations run wild with some fun jungle themed DIY crafts and craft kits!
DIY Paper Lion Craft
For a simple DIY craft for younger age groups, make these little lions with doilies, yarn, construction paper, wiggly eyes, and glue. View the tutorial here.
Paint-a-Dot™ Craft Kits
For these crafts, the paint is in the paper! Just brush on the water and reveal the picture. Our two packs include Rainforest Animals and Jungle Animals. These are great crafts for younger kids because of the easy set up and no mess. Each come with 24 projects which is perfect for a group activity.
Use jungle themed paper to make crafts or decorate for your program!
- Wild Animal Origami Paper – Create your favorite Wild Animal with Origami paper.
- Animal Print Tissue Paper – The crafting and decorating ideas are endless with these tissue paper designs.