Meet the Penguins!
Find lesson plans, videos, crafts, and book resources to enhance your unit about these unusual birds.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5
Reading and Language Arts
Great ideas for teaching with the book, from developing a KWL chart on penguins to creating book commercials.
Familiarize students with all the words in Mr. Popper's Penguins by having them research and discuss the meanings.
Read the story of how Penguin Pete meets his match, then have students participate in a story sequence activity, a group discussion, and more.
Discover More: Penguins provides an opportunity for class discussions about animal adaptation, main idea and details, and science content-area vocabulary. Activities include penguin fact sheets, penguin graphs, and presentations based on research and creative projects.
Use Top Teaching Blogger Brian Smith's favorite penguin books, fun facts, classroom activities, and student projects to achieve Common Core objectives in your kindergarten classroom.
This three-level project, by Scholastic and the American Museum of Natural History, teaches students to think like Charles Darwin.
Find out about how penguins' bodies help them survive in arctic regions.
Learn about an emperor penguin chick's life in this video from Let's Find Out magazine.
Using this activity, children will make a mini-poster to help them discover how adult penguins care for their chicks.
These cheery penguins are fun and easy to make. Use this craft as part of a penguin unit!
Your students will get a kick out of this fun penguin craft, and you’ll love an inexpensive and easy-to-prep activity to welcome your students back into the classroom after winter break.
This craft uses recycled bottles and felt to create silly, environmentally friendly penguins.