I love to teach this mini-unit in the month of January. Here are some great books that we like to read in my classroom at this time:
Time for Kids has a couple of great worksheets to use with your penguin unit:
Go Penguin Go (adding verbs to finish the sentence)
Parts of a Penguin (cut and paste words to finish this worksheet)
Cherry Carl has created this adorable little book titled, “Four Little Penguins”. It is available on her website http://www.carlscorner.us.com. I have also provided you with some links:
She also has created a great little Roll-a-Penguin game on her website. Here is the link to the penguin game:
Here is another cute emergent reader that Cherry Carl wrote:
Kidzone has a great Penguin mini-unit with lots of great free printables:
Kinderprintables has lots of great Penguin themed printables in their Daily Printable archive section. Here are a few links:
Shelley Lovett’s Childcare Land has a ton of free printables! She also has many items that are available for purchase. Here are some penguin themed printables that she has in her free printable section:
Here is a penguin dot to dot available from Printactivities.com:
Here is a color by number activity available from Preschool Learning Online:
DLTK kids has some very cute penguin printables and activities on their website. Here are a few links:
I just found this link, it is on http://www.flickr.com, but there are some cute activities. I think that you have to join, but I’m not sure. I provided you with some links so you can check it out:
Here are some fabulous Penguin Counting cards from Primary Classroom Resources. These are full color too!
Here is a penguin counting worksheet from http://www.worksheetuniverse.com:
Sparklebox.com also has some great penguin number cards on their website. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will find two different types that you can download. These cards are nice because the sets include the numbers 1-30. You could laminate these, add a bag of cotton balls and put them at a center to practice counting and number recognition!
Making Learning Fun is an awesome website that also features a Penguin theme page. There are numerous free ideas and printables that you can easily use in your classrooms:
Mathwire.com, which is a great resource for any math lesson ideas, has a whole page dedicated to penguin math! Check it out!
Here are some links to some other great sites with other Penguin themes:
- Kindergarten Treehouse’s Penguin Unit
- Step by Step childcare’s Penguin Unit
- The Virtual Vine’s Penguin Unit
- Anne LaBoon’s Kindergarten Penguin Themed Unit
- Mrs. Pohlmeyers Penguin Unit note: the graphics on this page may not be available due to the fact this page is available through the internet wayback machine, but there are still many very good ideas that you can still use!
- Kinderkorner’s P is for Penguin mini-unit