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Feed the Penguin

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!!

Prep Work:
  • 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! These self adhesive laminating sheets are perfect!

Then PLAY!

  • Feed the penguin the fish as you teach and review the concept you've drawn on the fish! 

Have fun!!
And if you're looking for more fun Penguin things, check out these cool ideas! Like penguin lights! And little gummy penguins! That is just so cute. :)

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JDaniel4's Mom said…
This is adorable! What a great idea!
Anonymous said…
We study a different letter at my daycare every week. I am going to put pics on fish so older kids can, feed the penguin words that start with letter of week.
Anonymous said…
Created ours last night....its not as well made as the one shown but its still soooo cute. Cant wait to start learning and playing with my 3 yr old.
I love how you can use this to reinforce so many different concepts! I'm pinning it!
ashley said…
I just made this! It is so cute. My daughter will be so excited when she sees it in the morning!!!
Thank you for posting so many great ideas!
Elizabeth said…
I used this for inspiration to make a penguin for story time and it has been a hit. One little girl (16 months) showed how brave she was-- after she was afraid "he bite me", she fed him all the fish she could get her hands on.

Thanks for sharing!

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