We’ve been having a blast learning about winter and Arctic animals around here (did you catch the P is for Polar Bear post?)!
Be sure to use the “All About” Poster Template for this lesson as well!
We started out reading some Penguin books:
Penguin by Polly Dunbar
This book is silly and doesn’t give any real information about penguins, but my 3 year old simply loved it. You could use it as an introduction book!
365 Penguins By Jean-Luc Fromental
Another silly one, but this does talk a bit about what penguins need to be comfortable such as food and climate control.
This one is much more factual and has some great pictures as well!
For our craft, we made Penguins based on a pattern over at Me and My Shadow.
The pieces were cut out ahead of time, and we opted to use glue instead of brads.
As you can see, these were pretty strange looking penguins. Too bad we didn’t have a book called “Alien Penguin” or something!
The eyes are stickers I picked up at Oriental Trading. You can get 1,000 stickers for $6 and the kids use them all the time!
Hard at work!!
If you’re looking for a little extra something to fill some time this week, check out Happy Feet. My 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son both love this movie!
If you live near a zoo, you could take a field trip to check out the Penguins. Be sure to read any plaques posted. You can also get apps to watch penguins live at certain zoos.
Want to sing some tunes about penguins, check out this video from Miss Tracy on youtube!
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