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Penguin Shapes Roll and Graph


Penguins are such a fun theme and kids love learning about them! Lately, we have been all about adding in fun penguin activities to our learning, including this free Penguin Shapes Roll and Graph math center. Roll and graph games are always a hit with my students as they love anything with dice, and I love that this game not only works on shape recognition skills but on graphing as well!

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This free Penguin Shapes Roll and Graph is such a fun game for Kindergarten students to work on shape recognition and graphing skills!

Penguin Shapes Roll and Graph

We are working on identifying and naming shapes and this game works on six shapes total that are quite common to Kindergartners: rectangle, triangle, circle, trapezoid, hexagon, and square. 

The shapes have a unique twist to them though – they are shaped like penguins! Hence the title of the game, “Whacky Penguins.

For this roll and graph activity, print the recording sheet and pocket dice printables and grab some crayons.

How to Prep

To prep the game, I printed out enough recording sheets (download below) for each student to have one. Then I prepped the dice.

I used plastic insert pocket dice – LOVE them! You just slide the cards right in. They are reusable and so easy to use. But don’t worry if you don’t have them. I also included a fold and tape die in the download so that you can still play!

I recommend laminating the die printables before assembling. It makes them sturdier and more durable for repeated use.

Lastly, grab the crayons and you’re ready to go!

To play, students roll the die and then color a box over the corresponding shape on the recording sheet.

How to Play

First, the students will roll the die, saying the name of the shape that lands face up. They will then search and find the shape on their recording sheet, coloring the space above it on the graph.

Keep rolling and coloring the spaces on the graph until one of the penguins reaches the top. The first penguin to reach the top is the winner!

You can also keep playing until all the penguins reach the top – sort of like a graphing version of Bingo “blackout.”

This roll and graph download also includes a printable die that you can just print and assemble.

This game is such a fun way to get practice with shapes and my kids always love dice games!

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Ready for some roll and graph fun? Get your free copy of the Penguin Shapes Roll and Graph Game by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!

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4 Responses

  1. Hi!
    I have been teaching 30 years. I now find myself as an independent online teacher. I create my own lessons. I just found your site and I love it! I would like to use some of your resources to enhance my lessons. I teach on a secure site. May I please have your permission to use some of your resources in my lessons and post the printables in my classroom for student only access? I will not claim as my own. I will leave all copyright insignia on all pages. Thank you for considering my request. Please reply to I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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    Cheryl Kenefick

    1. Hi Cheryl,

      Thanks so much for reaching out! We hope your year is going as smoothly as possible for you and are thankful we can help! All of our resources are licensed for single-classroom use. They may be shared with your students and their families for lessons, certainly. However, they may not be sold as part of lessons you create (such as in platforms like Outschool, for example). If you have any questions or need clarification at all on our terms of use, please email us using the contact form at the top of the site so that we can answer your questions as quickly as possible. We are happy to help!

  2. Hi there – thank you for sharing so many amazing things! My kindergartners come from at risk families and these kinds of activities are perfect for them!

    Wondering – is there a reason you spelled WACKY with an h in it? Curious…

    Thanks again,

    1. Hi Lynn,

      We are so happy to hear that these resources are helpful to your students!

      Your question regarding the spelling of “Whacky” is a great question! The spelling we’ve used in the activity is a proper spelling but perhaps an “older” version of the spelling of whacky. Some might also see it spelled, “wacky.” Thanks for the question!

      Have a great week!

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