animal jam paper toy printables – appondale

by mari

National Geographic Kids Animal Jam Printable Toys - Online Games for Kids - DIY Printable Toys

Animal Jam, in association with National Geographic, and Small for Big are starting a great new partnership! I’ll be creating printable animal toys for you to download, print, and assemble your own animals and environments: with a different land and its animals featured each month. Today marks the beginning of the series!

Animal Jam, in association with National Geographic, is an online virtual playground for kids. Players create and customize their own animal characters and dens, chat with friends, adopt pets, team up for adventures, ask real scientists questions, and feed their curiosity about animals and the natural world around them. All the educational content is free, though there is a membership option for additional play.

The game includes several different lands to explore. This month, I’m featuring the land of Appondale, which focuses on the savannah. You can download and print the lion, elephant, a treehouse, rocks and shrubs to create your own adventure. Let’s get started!

Download the Appondale Printable Paper Toys.

To make the elephant and lion:

  • Cut out the elephant, lion, and lion’s mane.
  • Fold the tails, legs, and heads down.
  • Glue the tabs between the back legs.
  • Glue the tabs under the mouths.
  • For the lion, add the main around the neck, and glue that tab to the top of the neck/back.
  • Now play!

To make the treehouse:

  • Cut out the treehouse.
  • Cut the slits into each of the side tabs, slide them together to form a ring at the base of the tree.
  • Now play!

To make the rocks and shrubs:

  • Cut out the pieces.
  • Fold the side tabs back to stand them up.
  • Now play!

Have fun with these everyone, I can’t wait to hear about all of your adventures!


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 magi July 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm

plz plz plz make more they are so so so cool im going to make them plz plz make more i really want more plz plz make more


2 mari July 5, 2014 at 9:12 am

Lol, so glad you like them Magi, there will be more next month!


3 Erin March 11, 2017 at 10:39 am

Did you ever make more of these? My daughter is turning 8 in April and she wants an Animal Jam party!! Of course though they don’t have anything Animal Jam so I’m sitting here doing DIY decorations for it. I love these foldable animals which I think will add an extra Jamtastic look to the tables :)


4 Melody November 13, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Can you make an animal jam den paper doll house?


5 mari November 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm

That’s a great idea Melody! I’d have to really think on that one though – paper doesn’t usually hold up on a bigger scale. I’ll definitely keep it in mind!


6 bailey December 6, 2014 at 8:24 am

Now on the daily explorer there is a sarepia forest one and a coral canyon i printed those out and now i have appondale!


7 Miz Big December 6, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Yay! Have fun!


8 Darkstream May 28, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Amazing! I LOVE Animal Jam! And these are printing while i type this right now LOL!


9 mari May 28, 2015 at 12:57 pm

That’s awesome news – I hope you enjoy them!!!


10 Jakub March 4, 2018 at 11:47 am

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