Lion and Tiger Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids


You have come to the right place if you are looking for fun, engaging and exciting Lion & Tiger themed activities to do with toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Our activities are used by teachers, moms, dads, child care providers and more!

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Lion and Tiger Arts and Crafts

Paper Plate Lion
Let the children color paper plates with markers or crayons. Glue brown and yellow yarn all around the edge. Tape a tongue depressor or craft stick to the back for a handle. Use wiggly eyes or cut out large eyes for the children to look through (like a mask). Use a large black pompom for the nose and strips for the whiskers.

Marble Painting
Cut out simple cat shapes from orange construction paper, and use black paint to make tigers with stripes.

Lions Everywhere!
Use yellow construction paper shapes:
Round for the head
Rectangle for body
Smaller rectangle for legs
Glue on short bits of brown yarn for their mane and tail. Use the same shapes as above, but cut out of orange for tigers. Add black stripes.


Lion and Tiger Games and Activities

Clothespin graph
Use a half-sheet of bristle board and at the top print this question:
“Which one of these is your favorite?”

On the left side, glue a picture of a lion, and a tiger on the right side. Draw a line down the center. Give each child a clothespin with their name on it. They each have to decide and tell why one of the animals is their favorite. They then put their clothespin on that side of the chart.

Roaring & Growling
During circle time, have each child roar like a lion or growl like a tiger and record each roar/growl. Then play it back and see if they can recognize who’s voice it is roaring and growling.


Lion and Tiger Recipes and Snacks

Animal Sandwich
Have the children spread frosting on an animal cracker
Put another one on top
Eat like a sandwich cookie.

Lion and Tiger Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

Zoo Walk
(Tune: Frere Jacques)
I’m a lion, I’m a lion
God made me, God made me.
Listen to me talk now (roar)
See how I can walk now
I’m a lion, I’m a lion.




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