Penguins are fun animals anytime of year, but they seem to be an even bigger hit in winter. While we know they exist all the time, it must be the snow that makes us love them even more in the winter months! I love learning about penguins with kids, because they are so engaging, and kids often have a lot of misconceptions about them (like the fact that they do NOT live with polar bears). These 27 super cool penguin activities for kids are must-try crafts, printables, and experiments to add to your lesson plans or penguin units!
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27 Penguin Activities for Kids
Have fun learning how to Draw a Penguin. // The Natural Homeschool
Build up fine motor and concentration with fun Penguin Lacing Cards. // Living Life and Learning
Practice scissor skills with these Penguin Cutting Practice pages. // Simple Fun for Kids
Like I Spy games? Grab this Penguin Snowball Game! // Simple Fun for Kids
Review upper and lowercase letters with this Penguin Alphabet Match. // The Letters of Literacy
Whip up some homemade snow and have a blast with Penguin Tuff Spot Play. // Let Them Be Small
This Penguin Math Game is great for building number sense! // Fantastic Fun and Learning
Get ready for some sensory fun with this Penguin Hop Counting Game. // Fantastic Fun and Learning
Learn all about Penguins of Antarctica with these engaging activities. // Living Montessori Now
Engage all your learners with these Multi-level Penguin Activities. // Living Montessori Now
How do Penguins stay dry? Find out how with this fun experiment! // Raising Little Superheroes
Grab some supplies and make this adorable Penguin Craft. // J4 Daniel’s Mom
Learn all about penguins, and have so much fun with this Penguin Ice Melting activity! // Little Bins for Little Hands
Build Patterns with Penguins with this math activity and printable. // School Time Snippets
Grab some popsicle sticks and make these cute Penguin Puppets. // Crafty Moms Share
These Penguin Science Experiments are sure to get your kids excited about penguins! // Preschool Powol Packets
This Penguin Art Project is fun for any kid, and they look so beautiful on display! // Preschool Powol Packets
Make a Penguin Sensory Craft for some hands-on penguin fun. // Artsy Momma
Learn about symmetry with Ink Blot Penguin Painting. // Artsy Momma
Practicie sight words and fun penguin themed words too with this Penguin Sight Word and Vocabulary Game. // The Letters of Literacy
Review colors and counting with this exciting Feed the Penguin Color Game. // Rainy Day Mum
Learn about the polar regions with a Penguin Learning Ladder. // Natural Beach Living
Research and Record Penguins with this helpful lapbook. // Mrs Jones’ Creation Station
Have a blast counting (and have a snack while you are at it!) with these Penguin Counting Mats. // Modern Preschool
This Penguin Teen Number Game makes a great math center for working on those tricky teen numbers.
Get ready for some hands-on fun with Penguin Oobleck Sensory Play. // Messy Little Monster
Penguin Ice Play is sure to be a hit with your kids! // Messy Little Monster
More Winter Fun
Love these penguin activities for kids, and looking for even more fun winter fun? Hop over and grab our Winter Math and Literacy Centers for print and play games all winter long!