Learning about penguins with my students is always so much fun! My kids love all penguin-themed activities but often think of penguins as all looking the same, so it can be such fun to really dive in and learn more about them. Before we learn how penguins are different though, we start out with how they are similar. One way we do that is by learning the parts of a penguin and their traits with this free Penguin Labeling Printable!
*Pair with our Winter Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Penguin Labeling Printable
This labeling printable helps young kids learn some of the basic vocabulary and parts of a penguin. It’s also a great introduction to the skill of labeling!
Depending on the age of your students and their capabilities, you may choose to do this activity in a small group, whole class, or independently.
Time to Label!
We started this activity by reviewing the words in the word bank. This printable is great for younger children, as it isn’t overwhelming, with only 5 words to choose from.
You could also put this printable under a document camera if you have one, and demonstrate how to complete it so that the class can see a larger example.
Next, we began to label our penguins! I let my students pick their favorite writing tools, like crayons or skinny markers, to add an extra level of fun.
Using our best handwriting, we wrote down the parts of the penguin in the corresponding boxes, until we had labeled the entire penguin.
When we had finished we had labeled the penguin’s eye, beak, stomach, webbed foot, tail, and flipper.
These are words that kids may be familiar with, however, some, like webbed or flipper, are unique enough and high interest enough to pique children’s curiosity and make them want to learn even more about penguins!
After all of our hard work writing, the kids got to color their penguins! They loved this part!
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready to start labeling with your students? Grab your free copy of the Parts of a Penguin Labeling Printable by clicking the large, yellow download button at the very end of the post!
More Penguin Fun
Looking for even more penguin-themed fun for kids? You will definitely want to check out these 20 penguin activities your kids will love from some amazing kid’s activity bloggers!
Penguin Felt Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
Penguin Sight Word Game – Editable // Playdough to Plato
How Penguins Stay Warm // Science Kiddo
Penguin Counting Mats // Mom Inspired Life
Penguin Letter Identification Freebie // The Simplified Classroom
Penguin Patterning Mats // Fairy Poppins
Penguin Labeling Printable // The Kindergarten Connection
Feeding the Sight Word Penguin // Play & Learn Every Day
Penguin Pre-Writing Tracing Cards // Modern Preschool
Baby Penguin Alphabet Letter Matching // Fun with Mama
Penguin Shapes Roll and Graph // The Kindergarten Connection
Penguin Ice Races // Still Playing School
Penguin Rhyming Game // Sara J Creations
How Do I Feel Emotions Chart // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Penguin Syllable Sort Printable // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Penguin Addition Problem // Recipe for Teaching
Penguin 10 Frame Worksheet // Schooling a Monkey
Penguin Number Puzzles // The STEM Laboratory
Penguin Dice Addition Game // Adventures of Adam
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