Here is a fun collection of animal jokes - but the kids must crack the code to reveal them!
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!
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!
Specific World Animal Day Resources
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!
Children love learning about animals. Animals are a really useful hook to get younger ones interested in some discussion work and small world play.
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.
Colour in the animal faces - we've done the background for you on this fun World Animal Day wreath colour pop colouring page. Of course you don't have to save it for World Animal Day.
Colour in this fun wreath for World Animal Day or any animal celebration. The background can be coloured as a world map - but doesn't need to be!