Right now I want to share the resources we'll be using for a new unit that we'll begin tomorrow on Penguins and Antarctica.
Many of these came from Jimmie's Penguin resources and printables. If you've never checked out her personal blog, Squidoo lenses, or her new notebooking blog, you ought to treat yourself to a visit. Her hard work helped me to pull this unit together fairly quickly.
Of course, we won't use or do all of these, but this will be my go-to list for activities and printables.
- Mr. Popper's Penguins unit study from Homeschool Share
- Polar Animals Lapbook from Homeschool Share. There are also other polar resources on this page, including printables for Penguins and Antarctica: A Magic Tree House Research Guide.
- Penguin Lapbook from Lapbook Lessons
- Sea World Teacher Guides: Scroll down the page to the guides for penguins.
- Penguin Teacher's Guide from New England Aquarium (Scroll down a bit.)
- Penguin shape template from ABC Teach
- Map of Southern Hemisphere from EduTeach
- Interactive map of penguin habitats around the world
- Penguin Family Coloring Page from National Geographic
- Penguin Lapbook - has really nice printable minibooks
- Antarctic Food Chain
- Penguin Mobile - We'll use these cutouts to make popsicle stick puppets and/or a diorama
- Waddle and Hop - neat activity that demonstrates how penguins get around on land
- Stages of A Penguin's Growth
- Notebooking Pages from The Notebooking Fairy
- More notebooking pages
- Song: All The Penguins (sung to tune of O My Darling Clementine)
- Cute Penguin Craft from Kid's Craft Weekly (a great craft site!)
- Penguin Art Activity - also a lesson in following directions
- Rockhopper Penguin Mask
Science Experiments and Activities
- How Do Penguins Keep Warm?
- How Do Emperor Penguins Keep Their Eggs Warm?
- Comparing Penguins With Other Birds
Next post will be our book list. :)
Have a great week!