Language & Literacy
Songs, Poems, &
Penguin Penguin short and
would you like a fishy treat?
How many fish would you
I will feed you __________
Recite this rhyme with children then have them take turns picking a card
or rolling a dice to see how many fish they should feed the penguin.
Make a simple Penguin for the kids to feed using a paper bag and penguin
and fish clip art, or try a puppet and cut a slit in it's mouth. Have
them count the fish as they place them in the penguins mouth. (A good
activity for early literacy, number
recognition and counting.)
Read: Five Little
Penguins Slipping on the Ice: Use with Felt Board characters you have
created or print our Penguin Counting
Set! Invite children to remove the penguins as you read the story
Math & Number Concepts
Program Penguins and Igloo's
with Numbers and dots or mini fish stamps for children to use as a
Popsicle Painting- Freeze Tempera paint in
ice cube trays with Popsicle sticks in them, pop them out and use at
your easel for a fun new painting experience. Hint: Bio Colors work best
because they tend to not mix together and so you can make rainbow pops
putting more than one color in each cube spot.
Fishing for Friends- Fill a
sensory table or shallow bucket with white rice. Program fish shapes
with each child's name that is in your program or class (I also put
their picture on the back) Make fishing poles with dowel rods and
magnets attached to strings. Put large paper clips on all of the fish
and bury them in the rice for the children to fish out. We add hats and
mittens and big buckets to sit on to this area to make it like they are
really ice fishing.
Music & Movement
The Freeze is a fun song to
do during a Penguin Theme.
Dance like a penguin. Play
some instrumental music and ask kids to waddle like penguins as they
Ice Bergs- Fill your sensory
table with water and large various frozen ice chunks. We freeze water in
various containers and add it to the water filled sensory table. Add
polar bears, seals, and penguin figurines to create an artic habitat.
Enhance the area with books and magazines about ice berg, polar regions,
Blocks & Building
Cover your blocks with white butcher
paper for the children to build ice sculptures or igloos
Puzzles, Games &