Zoo Atlanta Trip + Free Zoo Passport Printable

Free Zoo Printable

Luke is currently obsessed with animals and we basically have the show Wild Kratts on a loop at our house. Our days consist of pretending that Lyla is a baby (insert animal of the day) and that Luke and I are Martin and Chris Kratts. If you have a preschooler in your house, I’m sure you feel my pain excitement. It’s actually a really great show that has taught Luke SO much about animals. Jake and I have learned a lot as well!

When we lived in Denver, we had an annual pass to the Denver Zoo and went several times per year. Since we’ve moved to Atlanta Luke has been begging to go to the zoo here and I obliged last week. I actually love the zoo too! It’s such an awesome teaching environment and a great way to enjoy a summer day.

To make our trip a little more exciting, I wanted Luke to have a scavenger hunt of sorts at the zoo to make sure we found all of his favorite animals. Of course, I searched on Pinterest and found several zoo scavenger hunts and zoo passports, but most of them involved coloring. My sweet Luke loves to draw, but coloring is just not his thing. After I exhausted my search, I knew I would just need to make our own. So I did!

I incorporated his love for Wild Kratts by including creature power discs for each of his favorite animals. Eric over at My Little Corner is crazy talented and created over 70 different creature power discs that are FREE to download. Free is a great price, so I immediately tweeted him to see if I could use them for a project. He agreed and Luke and I got started selecting 14 of his favorite discs to include in our zoo passport.

IMG_0852Here he is at the entrance to Zoo Atlanta with his Zoo Passport. He was proud as punch! I wish I would’ve punched a hole in the corner and clipped a lanyard to it so he I didn’t have to carry it around all day. There’s always next time!

IMG_0857He had so much fun finding all of his favorite animals and checking them off in his passport. I forgot to bring a crayon with us, so we ended up using a felt tip pen that was in the bottom of the diaper bag. We ALL ended up with ink on us! Next time, I think I will buy some stickers to place in the boxes instead.

IMG_0870Lyla enjoyed the zoo too! And no, she didn’t wear shoes. We lost one of her white sandals that night before and I was just too vain to put red sandals on her feet with this outfit. I would have NEVER let Luke go barefoot at the zoo at this age, but with the second kid, all care goes out the window and we just “make do”. She didn’t seem to care and she came home unscathed, so all is well. I have a new pair of sandals on their way to us from a BST Facebook page so she will only be barefoot for a few more days. Hah!

If you would like to make your own zoo passport like Luke’s please download the files below:

Zoo Passport Page 1
Zoo Passport Page 2
Zoo Passport Page 3
Zoo Passport Page 4

Print the four files on the front and back of two sheets of card stock. (You can use regular printer paper too.) Cut each page in half horizontally, then fold the pages in half. Place all of the folded “animal” pages inside the cover page and staple along the seam.

I hope you enjoy your Zoo Passport and please let me know if you use it on your next zoo visit!




Comments

  1. Aunt Sally says:

    Hopefully the day was not unbearable hotlanta type. Great idea to gave him looking for the directions to his animals in his passport.

  2. Love it! Looks like the zoo passport was a success!

  3. What a clever idea! Will have to remember this when we take our grandchildren to the zoo.

  4. Katie davis says:

    Great idea!! Peyton loves to draw but isn’t the best at coloring either. I’m glad to hear she’s not the only one! 🙂