Penguin Lesson Plans Facts Crafts Coloring Pages

By Eren Mckay  
Filed under Free Thematic Units

Are you planning on teaching kids about penguins? Well then you’ve come to the right place. On this page you will find a complete Unit Study on Penguins.
The lessons are interactive with videos, experiments, quizzes, crafts and even online activities for the kids to have fun.

Penguin Lesson Plans

Here at the top of the page I have made a Table of Contents for you to easily click to the exact part that you are working on. There are also links next to each section’s title that can bring you back to the Table of Contents.

Whether you’re a teacher, a homeschooler or parent who just wants to have fun while teaching things to your kids I really hope this resource is a blessing to you.

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Winter Scenery with Penguins and Pine Trees

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Online Penguin Activities for Kids

Online Penguin Stories Online Penguin Puzzles Online Penguin Dress Up Games 2 Fun Online Penguin Games How to Draw a Penguin Penguins Origami



Teaching with Penguin Videos

Penguins and Communication Penguins Fight for their Food The Diversity of Life (for older kids) 3 Videos Show What Penguins are Like The Penguin Hoax



Researching about Penguins

Life Cycle of Penguins Why Penguins Need Blubber Science Experiment Researching the Web Penguin Paper for Reports Penguins Cards & Awards



Penguin Printables: Coloring Pages, Crafts & Fun Activities for Kids

Penguins Coloring Pages Penguins Crafts Penguins Masks A Tasty Penguin Themed Snack


Online Penguin Activities

Online Penguin Stories
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(You can listen to and read these stories.)

Penguin Search
with Diego

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This is an engaging story.

by NickJr.com


Penguin Penguin
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A story for kids to read with short
text about 30 pages long
Younger children can click on the
ear and have the story read to them:


Preschool Penguin Story
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A very simple but cute story
for early childhood


Tick Tock and
the Mysterious Egg

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Listen to and/or read this very
cute story- (for ages 10 and up)



Online Penguin Puzzles
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Online Penguin Dress Up Games snowballs

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Colorful Penguin
Dress Up Game

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Very cute game to play online


Black and White
Dress Up Game

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You can play and then print to color:



2 Fun Online Penguin Games snowballs

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How to Draw a Penguin
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Here is a video that will teach you to draw a penguin cartoon:


Drawing Instructions
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how to draw a penguin-
(don’t forget to click on the next
button on the bottom left corner).


Step by Step Drawing
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Instructions on how to draw a penguin:


Penguin Origami
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Paper Origami

Here are some video instructions. If it helps you can pause the video while you try to make the penguin origami:



Wet Towel Origami
Make a cute penguin out of a small wet hand towel:

Teaching with Videos


Penguins and Communication snowballs

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Have you ever heard the saying communication is the basis of all relationship? Well this is especially true with penguins. Watch the interesting video below to learn about how penguins communicate:

Winter scenery with 3 penguins

Discussion questions after watching the video:

How do penguin parents find their young in the mist of huge amount of penguins?

What is the reproductive cycle of penguins?

What do the male and female penguins do when they decide that they like each other?





Penguins Fight for their Food snowballs

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Discussion questions after watching the video:

Do penguins work together to gather more food? How?

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What other animal tries to grab some of the fish?

What do the penguins do in order to still get some of the fish?

The Diversity of Life (BrainPop Video for older kids) snowballs

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Watch this absolutely awesome informative movie on penguins. This video is a bit more advanced so younger children will not be able to accompany it.
It’s best to watch the video a 2nd time before attempting to do the quiz.

They also have an awesome quiz that you can take based on the informative little movie just watched.

3 Videos Show What Penguins are Like snowballs

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Video 1 – How do Penguins Walk?



Video 2 – How do Penguins Swim?



Video 3 – What do Penguins Sound Like?
Watch this video and try to figure it out:


The Penguin Hoax
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Can penguins fly? No they can’t. There is no such thing as a penguin that can fly.
BBC decided to pull a prank on everyone on April Fool’s Day and make an entire commercial as a joke to trick people into thinking that some penguins can fly.
Don’t believe anyone that says a penguin can fly.
In fact if you so happen to see a real penguin flying- run- because it’s definitely the apocalypse 😉
Here is the hoax penguin commercial itself:

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Here is the making of their video that was done with computer animation:

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Penguin Research


Life Cycle of Penguins
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This awesome picture can be printed out and put on the wall. Click on the image for it to be enlarged.

Penguin Life Cycle Graph

Penguin life cycle

Why Penguins Need Blubber (Science Experiment) snowballs

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Teach the kids the importance of blubber for penguins with this activity:


Researching on the Web
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adorable penguin asleep
Penguin Facts
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Places for the kids to do research:
The various species of penguins



Penguin Photographs
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Beautiful Professional Penguin Photographs




Amazing Penguin Facts By National Geographic
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Amazing photographs, classifications, and characteristics of penguins.


Great Information on Penguins
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Here is a great link for
older children to read, research
and make reports on penguins:



Penguin Paper for Reports
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 3 adorable christmas penguins with lights


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Write a report about penguins



Using this awesome paper:(can
also be a penguin book cover)



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Penguin Printable from Nick Jr



Diego’s Penguin Count





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Penguin shaped paper without lines














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Penguin Note Paper



Colorful penguin paper
(stationary to make our reports even prettier):
A variety of penguin printables







Penguin Cards & Awards
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Cute seasonal penguin greeting card


Click here for the greeting card


Really pretty penguin awards for your classroom


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Really pretty penguin cards:



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Penguin Arts and Crafts


Penguin Coloring Pages Penguin Coloring Pages

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2 Penguins Coloring Page



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1 Penguin Coloring Page



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A Variety of Penguin Coloring Pages



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Crested Penguin



Yellow Eyed Penguin




Penguin Crafts
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Penguin Paper Plate Craft


Penguin Toilet Paper Craft



Step by Step Penguin
Origami Instructions:




Penguin Masks
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Penguin Mask Printables



Penguin Mask from Kevin Schafer




A Tasty Penguin Themed Snack snowballs

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christmas gifts and penguin Yummy Penguin Cookies:

great idea- make them with Oreos



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18 Comments on "Penguin Lesson Plans Facts Crafts Coloring Pages"

  1. Jane  

    Hi Eren
    I love your site … I went to Antarctica last March and saw lots of Happy Feet …
    Thank you for being so encouraging and if this site with all these lovely tasks for the kids to do … I expect you’re a great homemaker too …
    Warmest wishes
    Jane

  2. Marya Mesa  

    Love your blog! It’s adorable! Wishing you much success…

  3. Eren Mckay  

    Hi Marya,
    Thanks for the kind words ♥.
    Blessings,
    Eren

  4. Dan Nappi  

    Hi Eren, this is a really cute blog, I never thought I would be so interesting in penguins but after reading your article I am more fascinated by them. Keep up the good work!

  5. Eren Mckay  

    Thanks Dan 😉 I’m so glad you like it. This penguin unit study took me quite some time to put together.
    I really love web based teaching so much cheaper and easier to do.
    My kids also are very motivated to study when they can do it through the computer. My oldest son says that this unit study is more like fun than study-LOL.
    Anyways- thanks for stopping by.
    All the best,
    Eren Mckay

  6. Alison Kerr  

    I saw this post on Twitter. I am going to take a note to mention it sometime on my blog.
    @alisonkerr

  7. Eren Mckay  

    Thank you so much Alison-
    I want other homeschoolers to know about this penguin theme unit so that can learn and have fun at the same time =)
    Blessings,
    Eren

  8. Jacqui from Mee a Bee  

    Wow, this is amazing, you have so many resources here!!
    found via Twitter

  9. Boris  

    Hi Eren,

    I just wanted to stop by and show you some comment luv since you just commented on my blog. Very interesting what you are doing here.

  10. Joy Campilan  

    hello Eren!

    i really like your site. it is so informative about my lesson in teaching preschool children about penguins. i love it! super! thank u so much for your shared knowledge.

  11. james samy  

    Hi Eren,

    Thank you for great post.It is informative and easy to digest. You are super, thanks

  12. Eren Mckay  

    @Jaqui – thanks. I just created more resources like this one. You can just look in the category Free Thematic Units.
    @Boris – Thanks for stopping by. Love your blog.

    @Joy – I’m always creating more resources o be sure to stop by to keep updated.

    @James – Thanks so much.

    Blessings always ♥,
    Eren Mckay

  13. Melanie (ModernMami)  

    This is a great and extensive list of resources. Will definitely try some of them with my 4 year old. She’ll love it.

  14. Eren Mckay  

    Hi Melanie!
    You can even let your 4 year old play on this page alone. Teach her how to use the page and she will have fun on her own. That way you’re free to do other things while she is playing and learning at the same time 😉
    Blessings ♥,
    Eren

  15. Adjie D. Saputra  

    Hi Eren,
    thanks a lot, I get it what I need,
    god bless u.

  16. Eren Mckay  

    Hi Adjie,
    I’m glad you got what you needed,
    All the best,
    Eren

  17. Nawaal  

    Thank you so much. You saved me so much time searching. I found everything i needed. The kids are going to love it.

  18. jennifer  

    Thank you so much!! I work at a small christian private school teaching first and second grade. This week is penguins week. You saved me a lot of time with putting all these items today.
    God Bless you and looking forward to throughly looking at your entire site.
    Jennifer

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