During the colder winter months, a popular topic in preschool is winter weather … featuring snow and ice! And how about those animals that live in icy climates? Arctic animals can be fun to learn about, and who doesn’t love a cute penguin? We had a teacher make an adorable penguin door display at our school …. so I searched around for some fun penguin activities to go along with it! P is for Penguin in preschool
Penguin Door Display
Use the shape of a door frame as the canvas to make a LARGE penguin!
Toilet Paper Tube Penguins
Show children pictures of penguins, talk about the environment where they live, the penguin life cycle, etc. Then you can have children cut out shapes, glue and assemble a penguin out of a toilet paper tube.
Have children explore various shapes that can be used to make a penguin (ovals, circles, triangles). Older preschoolers can practice cutting these shapes themselves (teacher/parent can pre-trace the shapes for children to cut out, if needed). Then they can assemble shapes onto a black penguin body.
More Penguins on Pinterest
There are so many other great ideas from bloggers that we found and pinned on Pinterest related to penguins and other arctic animals. Check it out to see penguins made out of footprints and waterbottles .. and polar bears made from cotton balls and styrofoam cups!