Penguin Day

My students love learning about penguins every year! I think they like them because of our annual field trip to the zoo–we always spend a LONG time in the penguin building! To capitalize on their interest, I created several activities that help them learn more about penguins!

We learn about how penguins stay dry! Each student uses a crayon to color the stomach area of the paper penguin and then we drop several droplets of water on it. The children notice immediately that the water beads up on the paper instead of soaking into it. We learn about how the coating on the penguins feathers helps them to stay dry. Use this collection of books from Epic! books to help your students learn more!

I created these penguin themed ten frame mats so students can practice making groups to ten with these adorable penguin shaped mini erasers!

We also practice making patterns with these cute penguin stampers. My students are able to create lots of different patterns with the variety of stampers that are included!

During our study of penguins, we also create a Penguin “Can-Have-Are” chart so students can share what they have learned about penguins. You can get the printables here to create that chart.

We also write about what we would do if we were a penguin! Click here to get the penguin printable pack for all of these activities!

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About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on November 27, 2019, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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