Do you want to roll a penguin?

I love little games that help teach sight words, letters, (or numbers!)  I also love cut/paste activities because they take a long time to do, they keep the children engaged, and they are a bit of a challenge to fine motor skills.  Today I have a fun little winter game for you:  Do you want to roll a penguin?  You can roll a die (with numbers, sight words, letters, etc) and then build your penguin based on the results.  As I write this post my 5 year old is busy rolling his sight word penguin.  Before we begin, here are some dice you can use for this activity. I also included a paper dice you can create. I have also been told that sometimes you can find editable dice at the dollar store?? I have never seen them there, but that would be pretty cool. Anyway, here is what I found on Amazon.

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Do you want to roll a Penguin?

Do you want to roll a penguin? Cute fun cut/paste activity for preschool or kindergarten. Contains editable die.

This is a a cute little game. I also included an editable version where you can enter in the letters, numbers, sight words, sums, products, etc that you are wanting the children to practice. You could use Spanish words… there are endless possibilities!
To get this free roll a penguin sight word game, enter your name/email into the blue form below and the activity will automatically be emailed to you. If you have any trouble, please email me at [email protected] I will help you!

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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound ReadingMrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.

28 Comments

  1. Michele Raethke says:

    Thanks for sharing your fun idea for free. You make my school children happy!

  2. I’d love a copy of the “Roll a Penguin”

  3. Jennifer Cannon says:

    everyone loves free, thanks!

  4. Kristin Lute says:

    Thanks for the penguin activity

  5. Mary Whiting says:

    Please send me your free Roll a Penguin

      1. I was sent to site to purchase a winter pack I did not get freebie

        1. Sorry for your trouble.  Did you check your spam folder…sometimes things go there.  The freebie has a subject of “Here is your free download!” …Inside that email there is a link.  That link, if you click on it, the download will either popup in a new tab or download into your download folder.  Sometimes that link does not come hyperlinked.  If that happens you have to copy/paste the link into a new browser tab and it will then open for you.  If you have trouble with this, though, you can forward me the email/replay to the freebie email you received and I will be happy to help you with it.  In either case… if you can’t find the email I am talking about -let me know and I will get it to you.   

          Thanks!

          Meeghan

  6. This looks like a great activity for my students.

  7. I would love this activity!

  8. Marsha Wallin says:

    My kindergarten class will love this activity!

  9. Sara Nash says:

    Send me te build a penguin please

  10. Miranda Bruning says:

    I lobe the ‘d you want to roll a pinguin’. How can I get it? Is it in your store. My children in my classroom love your products. We are working with your January bundle right now.
    Thank you for making it.

    1. Hi there,
      Thank you for your question and your purchase of the January bundle! I am glad your little people are enjoying it! To get the freebies you enter in your name/email in the blue form on the page with the freebie. I will do that for you now. Be on the lookout for an email with “Here is your free download” as the subject. It will contain a link that you click on to open the download OR that you have to copy/paste the link into a browser and it will download/open up. If you have any trouble, please email me at [email protected]. I am requesting the penguin for you now…so be on the lookout!

  11. I’d love a copy of the “Roll a Penguin

    1. Sorry for your trouble.  Did you enter your email into the blue form? Did you check your spam folder…sometimes things go there.  The freebie has a subject of “Here is your free download!” …Inside that email there is a link.  That link, if you click on it, the download will either popup in a new tab or download into your download folder.  Sometimes that link does not come hyperlinked.  If that happens you have to copy/paste the link into a new browser tab and it will then open for you.  If you have trouble with this, though, you can forward me the email/replay to the freebie email you received and I will be happy to help you with it.  In either case… if you can’t find the email I am talking about -let me know and I will get it to you.   

      Thanks!

      Meeghan

  12. I would love a copy of the roll a penguin for my upcoming unit on penguins. I will also check out the items you recommend on Amazon. As a new teacher I need all the input and ideas I can get! Thanks so much!

    1. Hi there, To get the freebie you need to enter your name/email into the form and then it will be auto-mailed to you. I will do this for you now. If you don’t find the freebie, check your spam folder…sometimes things go there. The freebie has a subject of “Here is your free download!” …Inside that email there is a link. That link, if you click on it, the download will either popup in a new tab or download into your download folder. Sometimes that link does not come hyperlinked. If that happens you have to copy/paste the link into a new browser tab and it will then open for you. If you have trouble with this, though, you can forward me the email/replay to the freebie email you received and I will be happy to help you with it. In either case… if you can’t find the email I am talking about -let me know and I will get it to you.

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