Winter is a great time to learn about animals that live in cold weather year-round. Penguins are probably my favorite. I love to visit the zoo and watch them waddle around together. And then when they dive in the water they are so sleek and zoom around like a torpedo.
They are fascinating creatures too. My oldest daughter loves animals. She watches videos and documentaries about all kinds of animals. Penguins are one of her favorites too. In fact, she is the one who told me just how many different species of penguins there were.
Seventeen. Seventeen different types of species, in case you were wondering. So of course we had to study all of them. We learned which species was the biggest, the tallest, the shortest, how long each of them lived. You name it, we learned it.
That’s what I love about homeschooling. If you have a child interested in a topic, you can step back and study it. Along the way, we found some great resources to use in our study. If you want to make it even more fun, pick one of these holidays to study them – World Penguin Day (April 25) or Penguin Awareness Day (January 20).
FREE Counting Penguin Clip Cards | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Penguins Maze Pack | YearRound Homeschooling
Penguin Color Matching Activity | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Penguin Emotion and Feeling Activity | Natural Beach Living
Free Penguin Printables & Montessori Inspired Activities | Living Montessori Now
FREE Printable Life Cycle of a Penguin | Trillium Montessori
Penguins Playdough Mats | In All You Do
Penguin Life Cycle Worksheets | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Penguins Penmanship Pack | YearRound Homeschooling
FREE Penguin Shape Sorting Activity | Kindergarten Worksheets & Games
Penguins Emergent Readers | In All You Do
Initial Sound Penguin Puzzles | A Dab of Glue Will Do
Penguin Printable Notebooking Pages | The Natural Homeschool
Don’t miss these other Penguin Resources!
Penguin Facts for Kids + Free Printable | Itsy Bitsy Fun
Penguin Winter Clothes Color Matching | Totschooling
Penguin Fact Book Freebie | Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
Penguins 10-Frame Worksheet | Schooling Active Monkeys
Penguins Addition to 100 with Hundreds Chart | Life Over C’s
Penguins Math Pack (PreK-Middle School) | YearRound Homeschooling
Printable Penguin Alphabet Matching | From ABC’s to ACT’s
Penguins Notebooking Pages | In All You Do
Mr. Popper’s Penguins Literature Study | Proverbial Homemaker
Greater Than/Less Than Penguin Printables | Life Over C’s
Penguin Handwriting Pack – Print and Cursive | Embark on the Journey
Penguin Printable Pack | Kids Activities Blog
Penguins Writing Activities | In All You Do
Check out our Unit Study on Mr. Popper’s Penguins!
Crafts & Activities
How do Penguins Stay Dry? A Penguin Science Experiment | ABC’s of Literacy
Penguin Footprint Craft for Kids | Simple Everyday Mom
Printable Penguin Lacing Cards | Living Life and Learning
Do you want to roll a penguin? | Sight & Sound Reading
Waddling Penguin Preschool Craft | Homeschool Preschool
Marble-Painted Penguin Craft | Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Handprint Penguin Craft | Mrs. Hodge and Her Kindergarten Kids
Cotton Ball Penguin Craft | Easy Peasy & Fun
Cardboard Tube Penguin Craft | Creative Family Fun
Felt Penguin Dress-Up Busy Bag | Schooling Active Monkeys
Penguin Sensory Bottle | Teaching Mama
Paper Plate Penguin | Our Potluck Family
Cupcake Liner Penguin Craft for Kids | I Heart Crafty Things
Paper Bag Penguin Puppet | The Resourceful Mama
No-Sew Sock Penguin Craft | Easy Peasy & Fun
Penguin Sensory Bin Activities | Mrs. Plemon’s Kindergarten
Snow Sensory Bin | Sara J Creations
Find more homeschool resources on my Pinterest boards!
Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.