Scissor skills are so important for children to develop.
Kids need scissors skills because they help kids with hand-eye coordination and attention to detail. These skills are necessary for success in school, everyday life, and their future.
But sometimes, kids are reluctant to practice using scissors.
That’s why we made this penguin printable craft! It’s a fun way to practice cutting.
It’s wintertime so kids will have plenty of time to make the cute little guy!
Download the free printable template so your kids can make their very own penguin! Also, be sure to look through all of our penguin activities for more ideas.
Cut & Paste Penguin Craft
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- White cardstock
- Glue stick
- Markers crayons, or paint (if using the color in version)
- Penguin template (click the “click here to get this freebie” image at the end to open the form)
Download the free printable penguin template and print it out.
Color or paint in the pieces of the penguin. Let dry completely before moving on.
Cut out all of the pieces.
Begin by gluing the white paper belly to the middle of the penguin’s body.
Place the beak in the middle of the head, where the belly and the body meet.
Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side, to the upper part of the penguin’s belly.
Next, glue the cheeks on either side of the eyes, slightly below them.
Finish off the printable penguin craft by gluing the feet to the bottom and front of the penguin’s body.
Isn’t this little guy so cute? It’s a perfect winter animal craft the kids will love!
Your kiddos can also customize this cute penguin craft if they want! They can add cotton balls, googly eyes, or any other craft material they like. It’s such a fun penguin activity for the whole family to enjoy on a chilly afternoon.
More Winter Ideas For Kids
Winter Unit Study For Kids
Do you want to keep your kids off the screens and learning? If so, we think you should create a winter unit for kids! Just grab a few different activities and let your kids enjoy!
Our first idea is always reading. It’s so simple to grab a book from the store or the library and read to your kids. It’s fun and is a great way to help your kids improve their vocabulary, focus, and develop a love of reading.
Winter Animal Books For Kids
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.
Winter Kids’ Crafts
Making crafts is another great idea to help kids learn and develop. It can help them learn to use scissors, practice fine motor skills, and follow directions. Below are some of our favorite winter crafts for kids:
Cardinal Handprint Craft – Make this fun winter craft with your kids to celebrate the winter season! It’s the perfect craft for an easy and mess-free project you can do with just paper. You’ll have so much fun this winter crafting together as a family!
Snowglobe Olaf Craft – Are you looking for a fun winter activity? This snow globe craft is perfect. Just print the template, cut it out and glue it to create this cute little Olaf craft that will be loved by kids of all ages.
Toilet Paper Roll Polar Bear – It’s winter and there is nothing better than making crafts out of recycled materials. This fun craft is super simple to make, especially for little kids! Just print the template on cardstock or cut it from construction paper. Then grab some scissors, glue, and markers – you’re ready to go!
Penguin Paper Bag Puppet – This is such a great craft to do with kids over winter. It’s an inexpensive, simple but engaging project that they’ll love. All you need are some items from around the house and a paper bag to make some little penguins!
Kids’ Winter Activities
Your kids will love this winter do a dot printables. With these printable pages, your children can practice visual discrimination and pattern recognition as well as counting skills, all while having fun! This is the perfect activity for preschoolers and kindergarteners alike.
Young children will love these winter-themed polar bear cutting activity pages. They’re a fun activity for practicing using scissors and they don’t require any prep! You can print them out and be ready in a second for those cold winter days.
Practice letter S recognition, cutting, and handwriting skills with these snowy owl worksheets for kids. These free printable winter activities will make the season more fun (and educational)!
Kids will love these polar bear dot to dots! They’re great for practicing fine motor skills and help with creativity. It’s a great winter activity for preschoolers, kindergarten, and elementary kids!
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More Kids’ Activities
- White cardstock
- Markers, crayons, or paint (if using the color in version)
- Penguin template
- Download the penguin template and print it out.
- Color or paint in the pieces of the penguin. Let dry completely before moving on.
- Cut out all of the pieces.
- Begin by gluing the belly to the middle of the penguin's body.
- Place the beak in the middle of the head, where the belly and the body meet.
- Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side, to the upper part of the penguin's belly.
- Next, glue the cheeks on either side of the eyes, slightly below them.
- Finish off the penguin by gluing the feet to the bottom and front of the penguin's body.