Learning about penguins with my students is always so much fun, especially when we learn about all the different types of penguins. Kids often think of penguins 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. This penguin labeling printable helps young kids learn some of the basic vocabulary and parts of a penguin, and is a great introduction to the skill of labeling!
Penguin Labeling Printable
Depending on the age of your students and their capabilities, you may do this activity in a small group, whole class, or independently.
As most of my kids are non-readers, for these types of vocabulary words, I printed up these words on cards and we labeled our own larger penguin on display first.
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.
We started by coloring our penguin a bit, and then reviewing the words in the word bank.
This printable is great for younger children, as it isn’t overwhelming, with just 5 words to choose from.
Then, we began to label our penguins! 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 penguins 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!
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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!
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Penguin Felt Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
Penguin Sight Word Game – Editable // Playdough to Plato
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Penguin Counting Mats // Mom Inspired Life
Penguin Letter Identification Freebie // The Simplified Classroom
Penguin Patterning Mats // Fairy Poppins
Penguin Labeling Printable // Letters of Literacy
Penguin Number Words // My Creative Inclusion
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