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Penguin Preschool

During our winter unit we have also been learning about polar animals.  Last week we spent a lot of time talking and reading about penguins. Here are a few of our favorite non-fiction finds:

i am not a fan of the illustrations but the boys
enjoyed it

great photos and facts presented in a
way that is easy for children to relate
 to and comprehend.

amazing pictures and tons of information  

We also crafted some of our own penguins.

supplies: two potatoes, knife, foam brushes, black & white paint,
google eyes, orange triangles, blue paper

cut potatoes as shown

1- paint oval shape potatoes black

2 - make prints
*we did not, but you can use the wedges you cut from the top to
 make the wings

3 -let black paint dry then paint circle shape potatoes
white and add bellies
4 - finish by adding eyes and an orange triangle beak

big buddies penguins

mini man's penguins

The activity the boys enjoyed the most is a game we call Peek-a-boo Penguin. It's pretty simple - they would close their eyes and count to ten while I hid a penguin. My original plan was to use a penguin from our winter sensory bin but he had gone missing so I taped a picture of a penguin to a toy block instead.

some of the penguin's hiding places

after the boys got the hang of the game i let them
hide the penguin. big buddy came up with some
pretty good hiding places - mini man always chose
to hide penguin in his hand :) 

We also practiced walking like penguins - the boys kept cheating so I tied their legs together.

Here's a short video of the penguin walk. 


  1. Your potato penguins are adorable! I just pinned them!

    Criss-Cross Applesauce

  2. i love the potato stamping idea! My kids will love painting penguins that way!

  3. What an adorable craft.....and absolutely adorable kids! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I LOVE your week on Penguins - WHAT FUN!!!! I hope you'll come link it up this week at TGIF =-)
    Have a GREAT weekend,

  5. What a fun theme and learning activities. Thank you for sharing on Monday Madness.

  6. We are always exciting to read through articles from other authors and practice something from their websites. Here you have shared lots of educational information for kids. Thanks. To grab early education for kids you can also visit our website which is specialize on preschool kids songs.


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