Penguins are birds of icy lands that have waddled their way into our hearts with their charming antics and tuxedo-clad appearances. This winter, we’ve found inspiration in these beloved creatures to bring you a fun and adorable craft.
Our hatching penguin craft is a whimsical paper creation where kids make a baby penguin coming out of its shell. It’s a craft that captures new beginnings and the wonders of the winter season.
It’s a fantastic opportunity for little ones to discover more about penguins and develop important skills. As kids carefully use scissors, paste, and follow step-by-step instructions, they’ll strengthen various skills like fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and following directions.
Waddle on over and explore more penguin activities for kids and make this season a memorable one. These activities are filled with creativity, learning, and adorable penguin pals!
Simple Penguin Craft
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Gather your scissors, glue, and colored paper and let the penguin hatch before your eyes. The free penguin template ensures that even the youngest crafters can join in on the fun with ease, so be sure to download it and get to crafting!
Download the penguin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the belly to the middle of the penguin’s body.
Take the eyes and glue them to the top, black part of the penguin’s body.
Next, glue the beak in between the eyes.
Attach the top of an eggshell just above the head.
Take the eggshell and glue it to the bottom of the penguin’s body.
Next, glue the arms, one on each side, to the penguin’s body.
Position the feet in the middle of the eggshell so it looks like they’re popping out of the egg. Glue them in place.
Looking for some winter activities to keep the kids busy? We’ve got you covered with these winter crafts for kids. These activities will keep them engaged and happy!
Preschool Winter Party Ideas
As the winter winds bring snowflakes and frost, it’s time to bring the fun indoors with a winter party that will get little ones excited. If you need some ideas, we have a collection of crafts and activities designed to captivate preschoolers’ imaginations and keep them entertained.
These winter party ideas will be a hit with your little learners, so keep reading to discover books, crafts, and activities that are the perfect blend of fun and education.
Winter Animal Children’s Books
Here are some of the best winter animal books.
Polar Bear Island is a fun book for winter! Polar Bear Island is just that – only for polar bears! That is until Kirby the penguin comes to visit. She turns the place around and adds tons of interesting excitement, but will the polar bears let her stay? You have to check it out and see for yourself!
Tacky The Penguin– This is a great book for children to learn about acceptance and valuing others for exactly who they are.
Owl Babies– A sweet book that teaches kids that Mom always comes back! It’s especially great for children who may have separation anxiety.
Easy Winter Themed Crafts
Ripped Paper Snowman Craft – Have a flurry of fun transforming ripped paper into a cute snowman! Kids will have fun tearing and pasting colorful paper pieces onto a snowman template. It’s great for developing fine motor skills, dexterity, and using creativity.
Walrus Handprint Craft – This walrus craft will be ready to dive into arctic waters with a little help from your kids’ handprints! It’s a playful and imaginative way to explore the wonders of the animal kingdom while having a blast with arts and crafts!
Rocking Snowman Craft – A snowman that rocks is sure to be a winter wonder with your kiddos. Perfect to make on chilly days, kids of all ages can create these adorable paper toys with our free template. Decorate with markers, glue it together, and watch the snowman rock away!
Paper Plate Penguin Craft – Kids can transform a simple paper plate into an adorable penguin masterpiece using paint and our free template. It’s a fantastic and easy DIY project that turns ordinary into extraordinary in a few simple steps!
Winter Activities For Kids
Turn winter days into a learning adventure with our snowman do a dot printables! For some fun with snowmen indoors, use them at home or in the classroom to make learning fun.
These educational sheets offer a great way for kids to enhance fine motor skills, counting, and letter recognition. Grab the dot markers and these worksheets that are entertaining while fostering crucial developmental skills.
These walrus worksheets are designed to keep young minds active in learning about this big-tusked sea mammal. As kids trace lines to form the letter W, they’ll develop hand-eye coordination and practice handwriting.
Labeling walrus parts sharpens their scissor skills and fine motor abilities. Finally, navigating the W-filled letter maze enhances letter recognition. These worksheets blend fun with skill building, laying a foundation for future success in reading and writing.
Cold outside? No problem – have fun indoors with these winter do a dot printables. These engaging activities are perfect for keeping kids entertained and learning during chilly weather with 28 pages of fun.
They cater to older toddlers, preschoolers, pre-k, and kindergarteners, to reinforce essential math and reading skills. Make the winter season a time of both fun and learning with these worksheets!
Go on a wintery adventure with these winter penguins graphing for preschoolers! Make learning fun as little ones create and read simple graphs with engaging penguin themed activities.
Print the graphing sheets on cardstock, assemble the dice, and let the graphing begin! This Race to the Top game makes learning fun and develops essential skills for preschoolers trying to get their penguin to the top first!
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More Kids’ Activities
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Penguin Template
- Download the penguin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the belly to the middle of the penguin’s body.
- Take the eyes and glue them to the top, black part of the penguin’s body.
- Next, glue the beak in between the eyes.
- Attach the top of an eggshell just above the head.
- Take the eggshell and glue it to the bottom of the penguin’s body.
- Next, glue the arms, one on each side, to the penguin’s body.
- Position the feet in the middle of the eggshell so it looks like they’re popping out of the egg. Glue them in place.