For our Penguin-theme, I thought it would be fun to do something similar to the Alphabet Monster Game we made a while ago. It turned out to be really fun and LB has loved playing it all week long!!
- Get an old cardboard box and some black, white, and orange construction paper. We used a graham cracker box.
- Wrap the black construction paper around the box. I only used 1 piece, so it didn't cover the top, bottom or the back of the box. But that's ok. :)
- Using a knife, cut an oval shaped hole for the mouth. It doesn't have to be perfect, just big enough for the fish to fit in.
- (You'll want to leave paper off the top of the box so that you can get the fish out after they get put in.)
- For the beak, cut a square out of orange construction paper. Then cut an oval shaped hole in the middle.
- Tape the beak onto the penguin.
- Glue 2 googly eyes on the penguin (or cut eyes out of paper and glue them on).
- Cut out a white oval for the stomach and glue it on.
- Cut out 2 orange feet and glue them onto the bottom of the box.
- Cut out 2 black, oval flaps for the wings and tape one on each side.
There's your penguin!!
For the FISH:
- A couple years ago I made these fish for a fishing game we did. They were perfect for our penguin game! We have Shape Fish, and Number Fish.
- Just draw a fish shape onto a piece of paper and cut it out (Make sure it's small enough to fit in your penguin's mouth). Then use that fish as a template and draw some more fish on a piece of construction paper. Then place 2-3 MORE pieces of construction paper underneath and cut out the fish. (Saves time cutting out 3-4 at a time!)
- Once you have all your fish, get a black marker and draw a dot for the eye and a little smile on each fish.
- Then draw on whatever concept you want to teach: SHAPES, NUMBERS, LETTERS, MATH, WORDS, etc.
- (Optional): For extra durability, laminate the fish so you can use them in other games later! (I actually just used clear contact paper).
- Feed the penguin the fish as you teach and review the concept you've drawn on the fish!