Winter is a great time to learn about penguins.
They are one of the most amazing animals on earth and kids can have so much fun learning about them!
These adorable penguin stick puppet printables make it even easier for kids to enjoy these gentle creatures up close and personal.
Kids get an opportunity to use their creativity while they play with them! It’s a great winter idea that is super simple!
Download the free printable and get the kids ready. Also, be sure to check out all of our penguin activities for more wintery ideas.
Easy Penguin Activity
- White cardstock
- Jumbo popsicle stick
- Crayons or markers
- Penguin printable (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the printable and print it out on the white cardstock.
If using the color in version, use crayons or markers to color in the penguins.
Cut out the penguins, then flip over and tape a jumbo popsicle stick to the back.
That’s it! Now your kiddos can play and use their imagination!
Winter Animal Unit For Kids
Don’t stop here! We have tons of great ideas to help keep your kids engaged and learning this winter season.
First, we suggest reading to your kids. It’s a simple activity, but it’s great for introducing a new theme. It’s also great for helping kids with reading comprehension, increasing their vocabulary, and learning to focus.
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.
Another activity that we always do is crafting! Crafting with kids has numerous benefits including creative expression, concentration, fine motor skills, and more.
Add in some projects with some of our favorites below:
Snowy Owl Printable Craft – Kids love this snowy owl craft. This is an easy cut and paste activity that can be printed in full color or colored in with markers or paint! It’s a great winter project to help kids create something fun while learning about owls.
Tissue Paper Polar Bear Craft – This winter craft is great to help with fine motor skills and would be perfect as an after school project. To make it, simply print out this template, glue the tissue paper on, then glue the face pieces on and your child is done!
Penguin Headband Craft – Little kids love this easy and fun craft. This paper penguin headband is a perfect winter activity to keep you busy, plus they look so cute on kids!
Paper Bag Walrus Craft – This easy to create craft is great for kids who are love to use their imagination. The final product is a cute paper bag walrus that’s perfect for pretend play or as decoration! Get the tutorial here.
Get your kids excited for winter with these adorable polar bear dot-to-dot printables! This cute activity is great for helping kids practice their fine motor skills and work on counting. Download and use for a no-prep activity.
Learning to use scissors is one of the most important skills a child can learn. Here are some simple penguin cutting activity printable pages that will keep your kids busy and having fun.
Kids love these snowy owl worksheets. These are designed to be fun and engaging activities that will keep your kids busy during the winter months! There are a variety of pages, including letter s maze, handwriting page, and label an owl page.
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More Winter Ideas For Kids
- Jumbo popsicle stick
- Crayons or markers
- Penguin printable
- Download the printable and print it out on the white cardstock.
- If using the color in version, use crayons or markers to color in the penguins.
- Cut out the penguins, then flip over and tape a jumbo popsicle stick to the back.