Dear Zoo activities for kids

If your little ones are big fans of Rod Campbell’s Dear Zoo, they’ll love these kids activities and colouring sheets featuring all their favourite animals from the zoo.

15/10/2019
2 minutes to read

Rod Campbell’s classic storybook Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite of children, and their parents, for over thirty years. If your little ones love discovering which animals the zoo has sent then these Dear Zoo activities and colouring sheets will provide hours of fun. Make a lion mask, join the dots to find out which animal is hiding, and colour in all the animals in the zoo. There are even more fun kids activities in The Dear Zoo Drawing and Colouring Book. 

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Colour in all the animals in the zoo with this Dear Zoo colouring sheet


Find out which animal is hiding with this Dear Zoo dot-to-dot activity sheet


Help finish the picture with this Dear Zoo drawing sheet


Make your very own lion mask with this Dear Zoo activity sheet


Dear Zoo books

Dear Zoo

by Rod Campbell

Book cover for 9781529017571

Rod Campbell’s much-loved classic lift-the-flap book offers endless fun to little ones who will love lifting the flaps to discover the animals that the zoo has sent. But will they ever send the perfect pet?

The Dear Zoo Drawing and Colouring Book

by Rod Campbell

Book cover for 9781509820658

Little ones who love Dear Zoo will have hours of fun drawing, colouring and doodling all the animals from Rod Campbell’s original story. Packed full of simple activities aimed at preschoolers, this is a fun introduction to learning to draw. 

Dear Zoo Snuggle Book

by Rod Campbell

Book cover for 9781509852376

This super-soft cloth book is the perfect introduction to Dear Zoo for very young babies, featuring all the zoo animals from Rod Campbell’s original story.

Dear Zoo Book and Puzzle Blocks

by Rod Campbell

Book cover for 9781509864782

Little Dear Zoo fans will love this book and puzzle blocks set. Nine easy-to-use jigsaw blocks combine to make six different picture puzzles. These fun puzzles will keep young children entertained for hours.