Looking for some fun activities to keep your little ones busy? These fun penguin activities will keep them entertained and learning for hours! Come check it out!
I love teaching about penguins in the winter! Penguins are such fascinating animals! There is so much to learn and so many ways to have fun with them. I’ve gathered up a few printable sheets and activities that make learning fun and exciting for little minds. There are a variety of skills included in this post. I’ve also included a fun free easy reader book that the children can make about penguins.
There are so many more great penguin books. However, I really like these. There is a great variety. Tacky is so much fun to read for humor. The Five Penguins Slipping on the Ice is great for counting. The Emperor’s Egg is a wonderful way to teach children some interesting facts about penguins. I even learned something reading that book! Penguin Pete is about a fun loving penguin’s adventures. Each of these books are fantastic in their own way!
Another fun activity is “Feeding the Penguin.” You can teach children about what penguins eat and help them with their counting and number recognition with this activity. I took an old cereal box and cut off the top. Then I covered the box with white paper. I printed off a picture of a penguin and cut a hole where it’s mouth is on the picture and in the box. Then I glued the penguin on the box. I wrote the numbers from 1-6 on some foam fish that my kids used to play with in the bathtub. If you don’t have old foam fish you could cut fish out of craft foam sheets or paper and number them. The children roll the dice and put the corresponding fish in the penguin’s mouth to eat. The kids love feeding the penguin!
Penguins carry their eggs on their feet. Pretending to be a penguin carrying an egg is a fun activity for your children to try! I’ll warn you, it’s a lot harder than it looks. It will take a little patience. You can use a small bean bags for smaller children or try a small Nballs for older. Emphasize that the penguins cannot drop their eggs or they will break on the ice. They are very careful with them.
The FREE printables that I have made offer a variety of skills. There is color matching, number recognition, handwriting practice, letter recognition for the letter ‘P’, and scissors practice. Here are a few samples of these printables. There are 7 fun filled pages of penguin activities!
This pattern page can be used two different ways. You can make a master copy on card stock and laminate it for durability. Then cut out the piece and it can be used over and over again. The other way to use this printable is to make one for each child. Then have the children cut the pieces out themselves and glue them on the correct spot.
The children can play a game with this printable. The directions are given at the top. It can be played individually or with a partner. This printable can also be copied on card stock, laminated and used over and over again. The children can place markers on the snowballs to indicate which ones they’ve rolled.
This is a sample of my handwriting sheet. It gives individual practice to each letter. You may pick and choose which letters to have them practice or have them practice them all! Another fun way to use this printable is to print this also on card stock and laminate it. Then the children can use it all winter long with a dry erase marker or even a regular marker will wipe right off! If you don’t have a laminator, I love to slide these into clear sheet protectors. Then you can switch them out whenever you want!
The last activity that I have for you is my easy reader book. This book is FREE for you to print for your children. This is one of my favorite penguin activities that I have to share with you! It has simple and repetitive words in it to help early readers. It is also an activity book. On each page the children can draw something to go with their penguin. On the last page you can help them write what they would like their penguin to do. Then they can draw a picture of it. Here are the first two pages of this fun activity book.
I hope you will be able to use these fun preschool penguin activities with your children. I hope they enjoy them as much as mine do!
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