Mr. Popper’s Penguins is absolutely one of the most delightful and fun chapter books my children and I have read together!! What a perfect story to share this winter! (You can take a peek at how fabulous this unit and lapbook are with these pictures from Ami’s blog!)
This book also holds a special place in my heart because it is the FIRST chapter book that we did a unit study on in our home! Such sweet memories. 🙂 One of my girls has loved penguins for quite a few years now, so it was even more fun for her!
If you are going to dive into the topic of penguins, there are lots of great ideas out there to check out!
Great Ideas & Links
- Arctic Animal Lapbook
- Penguin Preschool File Folder Game
- Arctic Iceburg Playing
- A few great penguin worksheets – word search, maze, noun/verb page, etc.
- Read Tacky the Penguin, discuss with your children what “tacky” means and then have a TACKY day with your family! Tacky Day will surely make some great memories!
- Read about how penguins carry and protect their eggs. Use a small pillow and see if your child can carry their “baby penguin” in the same way! It is harder than it looks!
- Penguin Cupcakes!!! What could be more fun for a winter school day than to create these masterpieces together? Check out our Popper’s Penguins Pinterest board for several great options!
- Here is a great Squidoo page on penguins with lots of great information on the different types of penguins
Favorite Penguin Art
- The above painting was done by my Hannah 3 years ago! We used Usborne’s What Shall I Paint? that taught us how to do this painting!
- How to Draw a Penguin – 3 different levels!
- Adorable Penguin Collages
- Potato Penguin Prints!!
I hope you and your children enjoy a perfectly pretty particularly positive penguin-tastic week with Mr. Popper’s Penguins!
Be sure to check out the penguin fun we rounded up on Pinterest!!