There's Magic Out There: Summer Fun at The Zoo plus an Eric Carle inspired activity!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Summer Fun at The Zoo plus an Eric Carle inspired activity!

Earlier this month we took a trip to our local zoo for an Animal adventure! We love visiting our Zoo! Its a great place for the kiddos to get there wiggles out and run and play while learning and maybe even like we did create a lasting memory by making there own Book. Plus now that its summer who doesn't want to go on a little adventure?

Take a look at the fun we had at The San Antonio Zoo:
Our first stop is always The reptile House! We love to check out the snakes
We got super lucky and caught a snake shedding its skin which is a great opportunity for the kids to learn something new and see it up close.
then we went to check out the fish... 
Love this message! Especially for children "Explore your World"
Then we went to lory landing where you can feed the Lorikeets. Its a real fun experience for the kiddos and great on your wallet because its free to go inside Lory landing and if you want to buy them food to feed, its only $1.50. Trust me its worth it when you see the smile on your kiddos face. I had fun last year feeding the lorikeets when they all just kept landing on me. You can check out that fun day here

Another favorite place is the Fun farm where you can touch and even comb pigs and goats. They are super fun and friendly! 
Our final fun spot was Rift Valley where we saw a Rhino and walked down to see the zebras and Elephant.
It was a great zoo visit! Plenty of the animals were out and active during this hot day but since we always arrive early it wasn't so bad. How long has it been since you visited your local zoo? 

Here is the activity book we created using pictures we took during our Zoo visit. This is an Eric Carle inspired activity using the book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear". You can make your own with your kiddos and it will be a great memory book for them. Check out how to make one here plus more pictures from this visit. Have fun making one! 
Hope you are having a great summer and making lots of happy memories before the kiddos head back to school or like mine go for the first time. If your still looking for summer fun ideas be sure to check out my 75 Days of summer fun. Its a great place to get started and create your own fun list to prevent summer boredom. Hope you check it out and enjoy your summer! 

Want to check out another fun zoo visit? 
Zootennial Plaza Groundbreaking
Holiday fun at the San Antonio Zoo
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  1. I love the book making idea! It turned out so cute!

  2. What a great idea to add to your trip! I love that smile near the end!

  3. Once again your photos are gorgeous, Alvina! What a neat way to make the Zoo new all over again. :)

  4. I love the book! Now I want to do something like this with my kids when we visit the zoo next week!

  5. We LOVE the San Antonio Zoo! I love, love, love the book you guys made. Gorgeous pics. :)

  6. AWWW looks like you guys had a wonderful time!

  7. Great craft idea, too! I need to put the SA Zoo on my list it seems!


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