Free Printable Zoology Lesson For Kids – Pet Store Zoology Printable

Introduce the study of animals, attributes, habitats, and animal classifications to younger kids with this FREE printable zoology lesson you can use at your local pet store.


This beginning zoology lesson is perfect for introducing younger students to animal classifications and facts. Print out the free lesson pack and pair with a trip to your local petstore for an easy and fun science lesson for preschool, kindergarten and first grade kids.

Free Printable Zoology Lesson For Kids – Pet Store Zoology Printable

We recently took a trip to Grandma’s and she needed to stop by the pet store. This pet store was absolutely amazing! There were giant turtles roaming the store and all sorts of really fun animals. It was such a fun excursion that we decided to make a lesson out of it.


Kids of all ages love looking at fish! The local pet store can be an easy and free field trip!


We got up close and personal with some giant turtles!

I had each of the girls pick out an animal to study. I took pictures of the animals and their scientific names.

When I got home, I created this Pet Store Zoology Lesson Pack that the girls could use to research and report on their animals. I wanted to make sure that there would be something in the pack that was appropriate for both ages – preschool and first grade. I think it is pretty easy to adapt the lesson to the different age groups – you can simplify or expand based on the child’s level.


Chloe chose a Spanish Hogfish from the pet store and is coloring it on the first page of the lesson pack.

This is definitely not meant to be an in depth scientific study of an animal species. However, I think it turned out to be a great lesson to introduce the study of animals, including the idea of attributes, habitat, and animal classifications to younger kids.

My preschooler was having some difficulty drawing her lizard, so we used this light box so she could trace it. I love this thing, it has so many applications. For this lesson, it really inspired confidence in my 4 year old, allowing her to draw something like a lizard and she was very excited about the results.


I printed a picture of her lizard and we placed the first page of the lesson on top of it, using the Light Tracer to allow her to trace the image.

For my preschooler, I led her through the lesson and wrote some of the answers for her. I used the first page to also help her practice her handwriting by writing the words for her first in highlighter.


Writing my preschooler’s answers for her in highlighter gives her the opportunity to trace the letters and become more familiar with writing.

This is a great application of school outside of home or an easy field trip & lesson.  My girls really loved it. And when Daddy came home, Chloe gave a presentation on her Zoology lesson.

So the next time you’re planning a trip to the pet store or just want to take the kids out of the house for a fun zoology lesson, print out this lesson pack and let your kids explore the animal world.
Enjoy, and let me know how your kids liked it!

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2018-07-09T14:11:25-07:00October 17th, 2015|1st Grade, Beyond 1st Grade, Kindergarten, Preschool, Science|18 Comments


  1. Joyce@My Stay At Home Adventures October 21, 2015 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    I love this. I love how you turned a trip to the pet store into this. This downloads are amazing. Thank you so much.

  2. Miranda October 22, 2015 at 7:30 am - Reply

    Great lessons and printables. I pinned them for next time we go to the pet store!

    • pk1admin October 27, 2015 at 8:44 am - Reply

      Thank you! I hope you get some good use out of them 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Karen @ Raising Little Superheroes October 24, 2015 at 3:28 am - Reply

    What a fun activity and great resource! I love how you connected the activity to something that your children experienced. Thank you for sharing at the #Made4Kids Link Party!

    • pk1admin October 27, 2015 at 8:43 am - Reply

      Thank you! My girls did have a lot of fun with this one 🙂

  4. Kim October 25, 2015 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    My kids love visiting the pet store! They would have loved that giant turtle!

    • pk1admin October 27, 2015 at 8:42 am - Reply

      It was so weird seeing them all over the store! I guess the owner lets the big one roam all the aisles too funny. Thanks for visiting!

  5. Branson October 25, 2015 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Fantastic resource! We don’t have a local pet shop (small town living, lol) but I could totally plan this into our next day in the city. Of course then my little boy is going to want pets even more, ha! 😉 Thanks so much for sharing this!!

    • pk1admin October 27, 2015 at 8:41 am - Reply

      Too funny – I want to get a “class pet” sometime soon I’m just not quite settled on what to get. I thought about doing a video of our local pet store to go along with the lesson for people that can’t get to the store. I may add that some day. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. Lisa October 25, 2015 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    I love the light table she’s using!!

    • pk1admin October 27, 2015 at 8:38 am - Reply

      Thank you! This one was given to us and I never would have thought of getting one. But you know, we use that thing all the time! Tracing letters, learning how to draw in different perspective, tracing leaves. I even use it for myself for the cartoons for my videos! And I LOVE your site – I can’t wait to have my daughters watch some of your videos and learn to draw! Thanks for stopping by!

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