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Penguin Activities

 

Are you teaching your students all about Penguins? These Penguin Activities are a must have! This packet is full of resources to help you teach and your students learn all about the life cycle and parts of a penguin. From a penguin science experiment to craft, there are a variety of ways activities your students will love.

 

 

Life Cycle of a Penguin Activities:

 

* Penguin Life Cycle Diagrams

The diagram shows the four steps in a penguin’s life cycle. One set has the words written on the poster and the other is blank. (shown below) There are labels that your students can use to label the life cycle of a penguin. I do this activity with my class during our whole group instruction time and then I place this activity in a center with the diagram worksheet.

 

* Penguin Life Cycle Posters:

These posters can be hung up in your classroom and used as a reference for your students. One set of the posters includes real pictures of penguins.

 

* Penguin Life Cycle Diagram Worksheet:

After learning about the steps of a penguin’s life cycle, your students will color and cut the pictures of the penguin out. They will then glue them in the correct order on the diagram and label each step. Your students can use the diagram poster to help them complete this penguin printable.

 

* Penguin Interactive Notebook Page:

This is a fun page that can be included in an interactive notebook or science journal. For this activity, students will match the life cycle pictures to the names of each step and glue them under the flaps.

 

* Penguin Life Cycle Crown:

Your students can create a crown to wear to show everyone that they have learned all about the life cycle of a penguin. My students love to wear these adorable penguins around our school and answer questions about these winter weather birds.

 

* Penguin Life Cycle Reader:

Your students can read all about the life cycle of a penguin in this black and white printable reader. Simply, cut the pages apart, stack them together, and staple. There are two different leveled readers to easily differentiate and meet the needs of your students.

 

* Penguin Life Cycle Word Wall Cards:

Hang this set of four word wall cards on your science word wall or in your writing center. Your students can use these cards when they write about what they learned about penguins.

 

Parts of a Penguin Activities:

* Parts of a Penguin Diagrams:

The diagram shows the parts of a penguin (eyes, beak, flippers, webbed feet, and feathers.) Just like the life cycle diagram, there is also a set of labels that your students can use to label the parts of a penguin.

 

* Parts of a Penguin Diagram Worksheet:

After learning all about the parts of a penguin, your students can cut and glue the parts on their own diagram worksheet.

 

* Penguin Vocabulary Posters:

Hang these posters in your classroom and your students can use them as a reference as they learn different vocabulary words relating to penguins. One set of the posters includes real pictures of penguins.

 

* Penguin Can-Have-Are Chart:

After learning all about penguins, your students can complete the can, have, are chart. There is a cut and glue and a fill in the blank version included.

 

* Penguin Science Experiment:

How do penguins stay warm in the cold waters of the Antarctica? This Penguin Feather STEM Experiment will show you how these birds stay dry.

 

* Penguin Facts Craft:

This craft and writing activity is a creative way to wrap up the unit and for your students to show what they learned about penguins.

 

The variety of Penguin Activities included in this packet will help you teach students all about these flightless birds. And, they will have fun learning!

 

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