In Ms. Katie Turnbeaugh’s class at Wild Oaks Cottage School –Preschool in the Park they learned all about penguins for the week!
They read the book, “Penguins, Penguins Everywhere!” then did a craft, a fun sensory activity, recited penguin facts, and moved about to a fun dance song!
The students made penguins by cutting the needed shapes out of craft paper and gluing the pieces together to create a gorgeous penguin. They also practiced writing the word, “Penguin,” on their sheets.
Arctic Sensory Bin
The children played with pretend snow (cold baking soda) and figures of different animals found in Arctic regions (such as penguins). It was good fun and they helped clean-up any messes that were made.
10 Penguin Facts for Kids
These are the 10 penguin facts the class enjoyed learning and reciting:
- Penguins are flightless birds.
- While other birds have wings for flying, penguins have adapted flippers to help them swim in the water.
- No penguins live at the North Pole.
- Penguins eat a range of fish and other sealife that they catch underwater.
- Penguins can drink sea water.
- The Emperor Penguin is the tallest of all penguin species, reaching as tall as 120 cm (47 in) in height.
- Emperor Penguins can stay underwater for around 20 minutes at a time.
- Little Blue Penguins are the smallest type of penguin, averaging around 33 cm (13 in) in height.
- Penguin’s black and white plumage serves as camouflage while swimming. The black plumage on their back is hard to see from above, while the white plumage on their front looks like the sun reflecting off the surface of the water when seen from below.
- Penguins in Antarctica have no land based predators.
The Penguin Dance Song
Below is the penguin dance song that the entire class had a ball dancing along with!
Wild Oaks Cottage School – Preschool in the Park