Cold winter days can be a challenge for parents everywhere – what are you supposed to do with the kids all day?
If your answer is stuck between ‘I have no idea’ and ‘more screen time’, then this penguin name craft is the perfect solution!
Not only will it help to keep them occupied and entertained, but it’ll also help them develop those fine motor skills and learn how to follow directions.
Kids will craft this cute penguin to display their name and when they’re done, they can keep it to add to their animal craft collection. Who doesn’t want a pet penguin, right?!
So roll up your sleeves and get ready for some DIY fun as you help your child make this cute name penguin craft!
Also, if your child loves penguins as much as we do, be sure to check out all of our penguin activities. We’re sure you’ll find even more ideas to get creative with them!
Penguin Craft Idea
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Penguin template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the penguin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the belly to the middle and bottom of the penguin’s body.
Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side, above the belly.
Place the beak in between and slightly below the eyes and glue it in place.
Next, glue the feet to the bottom and back of the penguin’s body.
Use the letter eggs to spell out the name along the bottom of the penguin, then glue them in place.
If your child loved creating this penguin craft, have them make several and name them all to create a fun penguin family! Be sure to check out our other winter animal crafts to make this year too!
Winter Ideas For Kids
With the winter weather keeping us cozy and safe indoors, there’s no need to worry about what to do when it comes to lasting entertainment for the kiddos.
Get creative with some classic winter themes that can be enjoyed from the warm confines of home like a children’s book highlighting winter tales.
The possibilities can be endless and you’ll find that your newfound indoor activities can be just as much fun as playing in the snow. So don’t let the cold weather chill your spirit–grab your hottest cocoa and get ready for an adventure!
Winter Books For Kids
Winter is the perfect time for cozy reading sessions with your kids! Sitting in front of a fireplace or under a blanket with a good book can help develop language, cognitive and emotional skills in children that will last throughout their lives.
Reading to your kids also helps create a stronger bond and offers a much-needed escape from our constantly busy lives. Plus, your child may just pick up some new ideas and perspectives they can use to shape their own unique personality!
So take some time out of this winter season to cuddle up and get lost in the magic of storytelling with your little ones!
Below are some of our favorite winter-themed children’s books
The Biggest Snowman Ever – When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever.
The Snowy Day – This story shows a child’s wonder at a new world and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
Sneezy The Snowman– Sneezy is COLD! And he’s trying to warm up without success. But, the kids know exactly how to help him!
Winter Crafts For Kids
Crafting with your kids can be a great opportunity to spend some quality time together – and its benefits go far beyond just having fun!
Doing crafts is beneficial for children in several ways. It teaches them problem-solving skills as they build and create things by combining different materials; it helps develop fine motor skills which will serve them well in later life, and it increases their confidence as they see themselves making progress with each project.
Handprint Walrus Craft – This craft is the perfect activity for anyone up for a creative challenge! Kids will love getting to draw their hands and transform them into adorable little walruses. It’s a fun and rewarding way for kids to flex their artistic muscles, so why wait? Gather your materials and get ready to bring this cute handprint walrus to life!
Paper Bag Snowy Owl Craft – Ever thought of having a snow owl as your winter companion? No need to fret! This amazing craft transforms a regular paper bag into an extraordinary snowy owl that your kids can use to fascinate all your family and friends. Its white plumage with its distinct yellow eyes and beak give it the look of a true winter creature – after all, what could be more perfect as a winter-themed animal than an actual snow owl? Get ready to let your imaginations take flight!
Handprint Snowman Craft – If your kids are yearning for snow and you happen to live in an area that gets none, have no fear–this craft is perfect for them! Not only will they be able to make a snowman, but their hands will do the work too. Best of all, the gloves can stay off since making this wintery creation doesn’t involve getting cold or wet at all. Get crafting with your litte ones, it’ll be a blast!
Popsicle Stick Arctic Fox Craft – Crafting with your kids not only gives them something fun to do, but it’s also a great way to make memories and teach some valuable skills. This arctic fox out of popsicle sticks is an easy yet super cool animal craft that your whole family can have fun making.
Winter Activities For Kids
Are you looking for something to bring the ultimate joy to your tiny penguin enthusiast? Look no further! These penguin cutting activity pages are sure to please. With some scissors, the printed template, and a few simple instructions, your child can practice cutting and the penguin theme makes it all the more fun!
When it comes to honing fine motor skills, polar bears are the perfect partners in crime! That’s why these cute polar bear do a dot printables are the ideal learning resource for kids. Not only will your little ones be practicing their fine motor skills as they dot the worksheets, but they’ll also get to practice letter recognition with the letter “P”, what better way to teach than this?
When it comes to teaching your kids the letter “s”, why not make it fun with these amazing snowy owl worksheets? Not only will your kiddos enjoy the pictures of these majestic creatures, they’ll be practicing their letter recognition and handwriting skills too! This educational activity will put a smile on the face of your little ones while they learn more about this beautiful bird.
Pattern block mats are a great way for kids to practice their shape recognition and hand-eye coordination while having fun! This winter season, why not add some extra sparkle and cheer to their learning? With these winter pattern block mats, the possibilities are endless. Imagine kiddos’ delighted faces as they match colorful blocks to complete intriguing shapes like ice castles and snowmen. A world of frozen adventure awaits!
- Kids will look super cute in this sweet snowman shirt!
- These adorable penguin soaps are great for encouraging kids to wash their hands.
- This penguin playdough kit is great for sensory play!
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More Winter Ideas For Kids
- 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 and bottom of the penguin's body.
- Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side, above the belly.
- Place the beak in between and slightly below the eyes and glue it in place.
- Next, glue the feet to the bottom and back of the penguin's body.
- Use the letter eggs to spell out the name along the bottom of the penguin, then glue them in place.