Study One Animal At A Time
We spent an entire week learning about Monkey's and then went to the zoo just to see the Monkey's! Although we walked around for awhile afterwards it was clear our intent was to see the one animal we'd been learning about. We took pictures, acted like monkey's did monkey homework etc. After we left the monkey stand we ate banana's on a bench and talked about all the monkey facts we had learned. You can even make flip books about each animal! Here is Fisher Price's ABC Game for Babies and Toddlers that outline animals starting with A to Z. You could spend half a year just learning about animals... oh yeah and the alphabet!
MIX IT UP: Have older kids? Have them write detailed reports on specific animals and make a trip to a large zoo that features those animals!