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Embrace some winter recreate with hands-on penguin activities for preschoolers! As a mom, I understand the importance of keeping little ones engaged, expressly during those longer indoor winter days.
Discover hands-on penguin-themed activities that are both simple and fun for preschoolers. Let’s create a winter wonderland of learning and fun for your little ones!
Join in the triumph on National Penguin Awareness Day, January 20th, with a day filled with games, snacks, and exciting educational activities at home or in the classroom.
Celebrate Penguins with Games
- Play a penguin matching game to practice shapes and colors using self-ruling printable penguin templates found on Welcome to Mommyhood.
- Practice the ABCs with a penguin alphabet game using a self-ruling printable found on From ABCs to ACTs. As a bonus, your child will be worldly-wise to practice their wearing skills, too!
Snack like a Penguin
- Since penguins like to eat fish, have fun with fish-shaped snacks before eating them. Bonus: this penguin worriedness can moreover be a math lesson!
- Build a yummy penguin-shaped snack using crackers, woebegone olives, surf cheese, and carrot pieces as shown on Fantastic Fun and Learning.
- Create a penguin snack using bananas, chocolate, orange whirligig candy, and snacks eyes, found on Momma Told Me. If you don’t have any snacks eyes, use chocolate fries or something similar.
Fun Penguin Crafts
- Build a penguin out of craft sticks with a noodle bow tie as seen on Crafty Morning.
- Make a footprint penguin as found on Free Kids Crafts. It’s perfect to use as an art piece or to make fun winter cards, and it’s fun sensory play for toddlers!
- Use a toilet paper tube to DIY a fun penguin as seen on Easy Peasy and Fun.
- One Little Project shows you how to build a penguin out of an egg carton.
- Make a paper plate penguin as seen on Free Kids Crafts.
- Valentine’s Day cards have never been cuter! Use heart shapes to create sweet penguin cards as seen on The Spruce. Plus, you’re ready to send your love on Valentine’s Day!
- Use cotton balls to build a penguin as seen on Glued To My Crafts.
- Build a penguin out of your child’s handprints on Crafty Morning. If you don’t have foam for the handprint feet, you could use orange construction paper instead.
Engaging Penguin Activities
- Watch a penguin movie. We love Happy Feet and March of the Penguins.
- Help your child understand just how large variegated species of penguins are. You can find penguin height information on Cool Antarctica. You can follow the ideas on From the Hive, and unquestionably yank lifesize penguins. Or use a tape measure to just mark each penguin’s height to compare to your child. Talk well-nigh what you notice!
- Read books well-nigh penguins. The Measured Mom has a unconfined list of fun penguin books that you can pull from.
- Pretend to be a rockhopper penguin hopping with feet together from “rock” to “rock” (paper, pillows, or plates laid out on the ground). Then, have fun hopping, jumping, and skipping on your “rocks.”
- Tape a large line wideness your floor and try to waddle like a penguin on the line. Since penguins lay eggs, make it plane increasingly challenging and add in fine motor skills by having your child hold a spoon with an egg (either nonflexible boiled or plastic) as he or she waddles from one side of the line to the other.
- Did you know that you will never find polar bears and penguins together in the wild? Penguins are only found wild in the Southern hemisphere of the world, whereas polar bears are only found in the Northern hemisphere. Use the resources at International Penguin Conservation Work Group to visualize where penguins live. Then see if you can find those same locations on your own map. You could plane pull up pictures of penguins in the wild virtually the world!
It moreover can help to alimony preschoolers engaged in these winsome penguin activities by giving them tidbits of information. Here are 3 penguin facts for you to share:
- Where do penguins live in the world? They live in the southern hemisphere. We mostly think Antarctica, but did you know they live on every continent in the southern hemisphere. Here are 10 places penguins live in the world.
- Can penguins unquestionably fly? Penguins can’t fly through the air, but they can through the water!
- Why are penguins important? They’re so cute! They are, but really, penguins serve as supplies for their predators (leopards, seals, seabirds, etc), and prey on fish, squid and krill. Read increasingly here.
- Why are penguins woebegone and white? The woebegone on their when camouflages them from above, to squint like the deep verisimilitude of the ocean. And the white vitals is bright, so when looking from unelevated them in the ocean, tousle them into the white whilom them.
- Here’s 10 tomfool facts well-nigh penguins.
Grab a fun winter week of crafts & activities! It’s free.
What other fun activities do you recommend for a penguin theme?
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