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As part of our Safari Adventure, we of course had to learn about the mighty hippo! Little Miss loved learning about the hippo and it quickly became one of her favorite animals to play with. Check out these cute and fun hippo toddler activities!

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Book Recommendations for hippo toddler activities:

This was our favorite story about hippos! Little Miss loved this one! It provides some great inspiration for art projects since the mouse and hippo paint, too!

Another cute hippo story with a nice message about being nice to our friends.

One great way to talk about emotions with toddlers is through stories and this book makes it easy and fun!

Toy Recommendations for hippo toddler activities:

The Schleich hippos are so realistic and awesome for using in creative play!

And they are super cute, too!

Or if you would rather buy the whole family, this one has great reviews as well!

Hippo Activities for toddlers:

hippo toddler activities for letter recognition

Learn the letter “H” for hippo while making this super cute open mouth hippo. Free template available for down load. See the whole project here:

How to Teach Toddlers Letters – Hippo “H”

hippo toddler activities to talk about size

Teach your toddler the fundamentals of measuring and size with this hippo activity. As a bonus make some hippo feet and make muddy hippo footprints. See how here!

hippo toddler activities with playdough

Play with playdough and hippos for some great creative play. Encourage your toddler to make them food and press footprints to get their creativity started!

More Hippo Activity Ideas:

  • Create a hippo habitat in a bucket with water, grass, and fish.
  • Play Feed the Hippos
  • Create a cardboard box hippo and have some creative play time.

For more Safari Adventure Activities, check out this post: 30 Days of Safari Preschool Activities and Crafts

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