Stuffed Animal Zoo

Stuffed Animal Zoo

Turn your child's party into a full-fledged Animal Show, or simply choose an activity below to add to your party plan. Either way, you'll need to ask each guest to bring their favorite stuffed animal to the party. Then, set up different activity stations around the party space, and have the children rotate to each one with their stuffed animals. Some fun choices include:

Collar Shop: Let the children make collars for their animals using pre-cut strips of ribbon. If you wish, have circles of construction paper ready with a hole punched near the top of each. Your guests can write their animal's name on a paper circle and string it onto the ribbon collar.

Pet Vet: Let each child give their animal a check-up using a toy doctor kit. Bring out your bathroom scale so they can weigh their animals, too!

Grooming Shop: Let your guests pretend to bathe and groom their stuffed animals. Set out some empty baby shampoo bottles, a doll bathtub or plastic bowl and a small washcloth (no water, just pretend!). Next they can use a small hairbrush or comb to groom their animals. You may want to set out small hair bows and clips for your guests to put in their animal's hair or tail.

Best in Show: After your guests have gone to all the activity stations, let them take turns going to the front of the group. Have each child show their animal to the group, tell their toy's name, when they got it, and anything special about their animal they wish to share.

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