Wildlife & Jungle Themed Activity Ideas for Kids

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.

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  • Color Me 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, monkey, giraffe, and more!

Jungle Themed Painting

S&S® Aquapaintings™ – Into The Wild

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!

jungle themed painting

Tiger Paint By Number

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.

tiger paint by number

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 themed puzzles

Jungle Shadow Drawing

We love this idea that several groups have done! Kids can use jungle animals 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!

Barrel Of Monkeys

We love this classic childhood game for early learning. Make the longest chain of monkeys! This game is great for building skills in planning ahead and hand-eye coordination. 

monkey wildlife themeBug Catching

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.

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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.

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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.

jungle safari themed crafts

DIY Paper

Use jungle themed paper to make crafts or decorate for your program!

jungle print paper

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