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P is for Penguin {Preschool Homeschool}

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!

Reading Time!

We started out reading some Penguin books:

Penguin

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

 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.

 National Geographic Readers: Penguins!

This one is much more factual and has some great pictures as well!

Craft Time!

For our craft, we made Penguins based on a pattern over at Me and My Shadow.

P is for Penguin (1)

The pieces were cut out ahead of time, and we opted to use glue instead of brads.

P is for Penguin (2)

As you can see, these were pretty strange looking penguins.   Too bad we didn’t have a book called “Alien Penguin” or something!

P is for Penguin (4)

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!

P is for Penguin (5)

Hard at work!!

Movie Time!

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!

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Field Trip!

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.

Song Time!

Want to sing some tunes about penguins, check out this video from Miss Tracy on youtube!

5 Little Penguins

More Resources and Stuff to Check Out!

Arctic Animal Learning Pack

Winter Animals: 100 Chart Freebie

Cute Penguin School Lunch

Paper Plate Penguin 

Footprint Penguin T-Shirt

Penguin Ice Cube Tray!!!

Penguin Connect the Dots with Letters

5 Penguins from Antarctica (Montessori): Love this post! 

About the Author:

Lindsey Whitney is a blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry.  A blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s  Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith.   You can connect with her via twitter or on facebook.

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