Do you want to dress a penguin? My kids love activities where they put things together. I actually just bought them these cute make a jungle animal stickers for Valentine’s Day… So excited! Anyway, because my kids love doing activities like this, I am adding one more to my “Do you want to make a….” collection. I thought this would be a fun activity perfect for winter! Before we dress the penguin, though, let’s read a fun penguin book to go along with this activity. Today we will read the book Penguin and the Pinecone, a friendship story by Salina Yoon.
This is a really cute story about a penguin who is finds a pinecone. He is not sure what the pinecone is but he quickly becomes friends with the pinecone and he knits the pinecone a scarf. Soon though, he brings the pinecone to the forest and leaves it there. He misses his friend but when he returns, the pinecone has grown into a tree! This is an adorable book about how when you give love, it grows and absence makes the heart grow fonder. This is a great book for winter or even Valentine’s Day.
Do you want to dress a Penguin?
After reading the book Penguin and the Pinecone, you can dress your penguin with a scarf and even ice skates, if you wish! Another great book that could also work well is Penguin on vacation. Penguin leaves his cold home for the tropics and needs to get undressed and then dressed again when he returns to the cold weather. This also is a super cute story of friendship and how absence makes the heart grow fonder because while on vacation Penguin meets a crab friend who decides to come visit him in the antarctic because they will miss each other so much.
Other Penguin books that are cute include…
How Do Penguins Play-This playful rhyming Little Golden Book asks, “How do penguins play?” Children will delight in watching bear cubs, seals, penguins, monkeys, and other animal friends frolicking joyfully with each other. Adorable pastel illustrations show these animals playing king-of-the-hill, keep away, and other fun and familiar games.
Your Personal Penguin -he irrepressible, ever-original Sandra Boynton introduces a brand new Boynton board book. Your Personal Penguin is a read-aloud, listen-along favorite for young children and the grown-ups who read to them. Fun to hold, the book tells the story of a slightly bewildered hippo and the loyal penguin who wants nothing more than to be his pal:
Baby Penguins Love their Mama -When you’re a mama penguin with lots (and lots) of little ones to take care of, the days can melt together in a blur. Monday: swimming lessons. Tuesday: sliding. Wednesday: waddling. And on and on. Mama loves her babies so much. Do they know, she wonders, just how much?
A Penguin Story -Edna the penguin only knows the three colors that surround her: white ice, black night, and blue sea. She is convinced there is something more out there. So she sets out on a quest—a quest for color. When she finally finds what she’s been looking for, it’s everything she hoped for and more. But that doesn’t mean she will ever stop looking.
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