Hey guys! One of my favorite animals to teach about to kids is definitely penguins. They are so fascinating and definitely break out of the mold of what kids envision when they think of "birds."
Before I jump into some more "meaty" stuff, here is a flashback to SIX YEARS ago when I was teaching in Kentucky! I made this really fun hallway display for the whole first grade. We used it to show off a reading challenge that our kids did to get us through the LONG month of January. I know the picture quality was horrible but I am loved this display too much not to show y'all. I won't even tell you how long those penguins took me to make!
Here's a close up of my sweet penguin!
I also spent HOURS one evening making little black rocks look like penguins with a paint pen. Goodness, what I would do for that kind of energy again :)
I did have the energy to put together this little freebie for you though! If you are doing Penguin research, it will work just perfectly for you!
Amy and I finished up a new Special Edition of Rooted in Reading called Penguin Palooza! I just LOVE the two books that we used, Penguin Problems and Flight School. They are so funny and have amazing illustrations!
See what I mean? So cute! If you would like to purchase the books off Amazon, here are affiliate links to do so: