1-2-3 Come Do Some Penguin Activities With Me
Studying penguins is one of our winter themes that my students really enjoy. With that in mind, I designed “Waddle Lot Of Fun”.
Because my school does Daily 5, word work is a part of our day; so I’m always looking for quick, easy and fun ways to build vocabulary within a specific theme.
Besides word work, this penguin-packet is filled with lots of activities that will help you practice a variety of standards, while learning a bit about penguins.
Simply choose what’s appropriate for your kiddos then “Print & Go!”
The packet includes:
* A super-cute“Where’s the Penguin?” Spatial direction craft & game.
* “1-2-3 Sequence Me” chick & egg ordinal numbers game.
“Oh My! Opposites” penguin picture & word game cards.
* “Label the penguin” worksheets
* “‘Waddle’ Lot Of Fun!” word work booklet
* A list of 30+ words related to penguins along with their definitions
* Picture cards of 15 different kinds of penguins. (Share, sort, alphabetize, pattern, play games or make an Itty Bitty booklet with them.)
* An alphabetical list of penguins with “1-2-3 ABC Me” worksheets
* Penguin Species & Penguin Vocabulary word searches
* Comparison & contrast activity with Venn diagrams
* Graphing whole group activity
* Penguins ARE, CAN, HAVE worksheet
* Alphabetize the words worksheet
* Write a caption for the penguin photo posters
* “Favorite penguin” bookmark writing prompt
* “If a baby penguin could talk, what are some of the things it might say?” writing prompt worksheet.
* “I would/would not like a penguin for a pet because…” color-me writing prompt worksheet.
* “Pp Is For Penguins And …” worksheet.
* 32, mini-photo cards of real penguins doing various actions (4-on-a-page for quick printing).
* I’ve also included many links, so students can see real penguins doing these things, along with several links where students can hear the penguins “braying” too.
* Matching verb word cards (waddling, tobogganing, nesting, calling etc.)
* “How many words can you make using the letters in penguin?” worksheet. (Color & BW, plus an answer key with 27 words.)
* “Words that describe penguins” color-me worksheet
Color word fun:
* 11, pocket chart color word cards. (Includes gray/grey spelling options).
* 6 sets of “Penguin Colors!” game cards for Memory Match and “I Have; Who Has?” games.
You can also use them for sorting, patterning, and color-word practice.
* A “My Penguin Book Of Colors” trace, write & color emergent reader booklet, with a certificate of praise, and finally . . .
A set of color & BW penguin name cards.
Today's featured FREEBIE is an "oldie but goodie" called "Frosty Flakes" and practices fact families. I hope you find it useful.
Well that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.
Two of my 8 grandchildren are coming over today, and we're making snowman cookies!
Time to put my baker's hat on. Wishing you a day as sweet as frosting.
Had to pop back to share a photo of our fun morning!
"Even on a dreary and cold winter's day, grandchildren are sunshine to the soul that truly warms your heart." -DLH
1-2-3 Come Do Some Penguin Activities With Me
I designed the Penguin Emergent Reader packet to go along with my Silly Shaped Penguin craft. The craftivity is today's featured FREEBIE.
For your convenience, I’ve included them in the packet.
You don’t have to make the Silly Shaped Penguins, but I really think they get children excited to make this short emergent reader booklet, which includes 50 Dolch sight words!
Children read the sentence, add end punctuation ( ? . ! ), trace & write the shape word, then trace, draw and color the shape.
I've included an extra page with the hexagon, pentagon & octagon if you study those as well.
The last page is also optional. “This penguin is in the shape of my shoe. It’s a special keepsake that I made for you.” where children trace their shoe, and add details to make it look like a penguin.
There are 2 size options for the booklet: full-page (great for a teacher’s edition), plus a 2-on-a-page half size, to conserve paper and ink.
The packet also includes:
* A set of trace & write the shape word cards, which can be turned into an Itty Bitty booklet, or used for a Memory Match or “I Have; Who Has?” game. I’ve also included a full-color set as well.
* A graphing extension
* A “Roll & Color” the shapes game, where children choose a partner & take turns rolling the dice. Whatever number they roll, is the matching numbered shape that they color.
* And finally, an “I Spy a Shape” game worksheet, which is a quick, easy and fun way to whole group assess. You can use the worksheet 5 times too!
Well that's it for today. I hope your kiddos have as much fun with the silly shaped penguins, as I did creating them.
Who knew? "Penguins have only one mate, and "propose" by giving then a pebble."