World Animal Day

 


World Animal Day is celebrated on 4th October each year, all over the world. It is a chance for charities, communities and groups to promote the welfare of animals and for all of us to learn about the part that animals play in our lives. We've got a huge collection of animal-themed activities here at Activity Village that you can use for your own celebrations - enough to keep you going all year!

World Animal Day Activities for Kids

History of World Animal Day

World Animal Day was established nearly 100 years, in 1925, in Germany, by writer and publisher Heinrich Zimmermann. He chose 4th October because that's the saint day of Francis of Assissi, patron saint of animals.

Explore our Animal Activities

We've got a huge range of animal themed activities on the website - colouring pages to tempt all ages, original craft ideas, games, puzzles, printables of all sorts and worksheets too. You can explore by animal topic (eg Aussie Animals, Pet Animals etc), by Animal A-Z, or by type of resource. Click the meerkat to get started!

Animals
Animals

Specific World Animal Day Resources

 

Animal Code Breaker Jokes 2

Animal Code Breaker Jokes 2

We've created some more animal code breaker jokes for the kids to decipher and enjoy. These are a really popular, code-breaking, giggly activity for the kids!

Animals Early Years Ideas

Animals Early Years Ideas

Children love learning about animals. Animals are a really useful hook to get younger ones interested in some discussion work and small world play.

World Animal Day Picture Comprehension

World Animal Day Picture Comprehension

This lovely worksheet will test your child's observational skills and help them learn about where different animals live in the world. They can then draw a picture of their favourite animal too!

Choose from our UK or US versions below.

World Animal Day Wreath Printable

World Animal Day Wreath Printable

This fun printable wreath features animal faces set against a "world" background. It's fun any time but also perfect for World Animal Day.

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