Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Last week we finished up our penguin unit with an activity day.  There are 4 kindergarten classes at my school so the students had 4 activities to do. 

Their first stop was to play Iceburg Number Toss. Here pairs tossed an ice cube (bean bag) onto an iceburg (taped off shapes on the floor) with a number.  The pair decided who landed on the bigger number (more and less).

Next they did the Blubber Hand.  I have seen this on other blogs and the teacher who did this station had done it before.  The students put one hand in a bag of blubber (crisco) and the other just in a bag then put both hands in ice water.  They got to feel how blubber helps keep animals warm while swimming in the ocean. 

Next they competed in an Egg Race.  The students had to take of their shoes and put an egg (sock filled with rice) on the top of their feet like the male penguins.  Then they had to waddle the other side of the room.  Hilarious!!

Last was an animated video about penguins on Discovery.  It talked about the life cycle, finding a mate, predators, and the Antartic. While watching the video they ate blue jello with a sweedish fish inside to remind them of where the penguins get their favorite food!  These were horrible to make...I don't know what happened but it was not fun!

The kids made and wore these cute hats we found on Kreative in Kinder

Each teacher made little penquins on tounge depressors.  Here is how I made them:

First,  I painted half of the stick white.

Then colored the other half black. I used a marker but you could paint it if you wanted.  After coloring black draw wings and feet, add googly eyes and a beak.

All in all it was a fun afternoon, but boy were we pooped!!! 10 bucks says we will do it again next year though!!

Penguin kisses!


  1. What a cute activity! I love it!
    I just came across your blog and I am thrilled I did! I think I might attempt this one in my kindergarten class next week(I'm a student teacher)
    I'm your newest follower....
    Thanks again:)

    Miss S
    Just Teaching...Kindergarten

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