Fun Penguin Crafts for Kids

Penguins are fun playful little animals that children just love to learn about!  Winter time is the perfect time to teach your kids all about penguins. Penguins are mostly found in  Antarctica, but did you know that you can find penguins in Africa too? It’s true!  There are many great resources out there to learn about these fascinating animals. Today I am going to go over some really fun crafts that you can do with your kids to spark their interest in these cute little guys. Most of these penguin crafts for kids will require things that you probably have on hand already,  so roll up your sleeves and get ready to dive right in!  Before we begin, though, I would like to recommend a few fun books about penguins, or, with penguins as the main character -these will go great with your activity!

Penguin and PineconePenguin and PineconeAmazon Buy Now ButtonPenguin on VacationPenguin on VacationAmazon Buy Now ButtonThe Emperor's Egg: Read and WonderThe Emperor’s Egg: Read and WonderAmazon Buy Now ButtonNational Geographic Readers: Penguins!National Geographic Readers: Penguins!Amazon Buy Now Button

Penguin Crafts for Kids

Penguin Crafts For Kids

First, do you want to dress a penguin? Here is a cute penguin craft that I created. It can go along with the book Penguin and the PineconeDo you want to dress a penguin? This is a fun craft and book idea for preschool or kindergarten age students. Great project for winter!, 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? This is a fun craft and book idea for preschool or kindergarten age students. Great project for winter!Penguin Paper Plate Snow Globe  
Do you want to roll a penguin?
Letter P Penguin Craft
Paper Bag Penguin Puppet
Penguin Craft
Penguin Books & Activity {Free Printable Pages}
Tacky the Penguin Math Activity
I Spy Game
Penguin Lacing Cards
Penguin Ornaments 
Penguin Stones
Hand-print Penguin
 Footprint Penguin Plate Keepsake
Fun Penguin Week Activities
Mosaic Penguin
Model Magic Penguin Craft

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  1. Aren’t those rocks the cutest? Who needs store-bought when you can make those…lol! My kids would love all these activities 🙂

    1. I think all those crafts are super cute! After the snow melts I am definitely going to find some good penguin rocks and make some nice summer penguins. 🙂

  2. Great round-up of learning activities and crafts! Penguins are such a fun theme!

  3. My 8-year-old just did a habitat on penguins. I really love the stones! These are wonderful projects and activities and I’m so glad you shared them at #100HappyDays!

  4. I wish we would have had this when we did our PENGUIN UNIT! Great ideas! Thank you for sharing at the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! 🙂

    1. Just a little note to let you know we have *featured* this fun post today on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! 🙂

  5. Christine says:

    Not just for kids…I love penguins! Thanks for sharing this on Meetup Monday. 🙂

  6. Just want to stop by and let you know that your post is being featured on the Good Tips Tuesday Linkup. Thanks for join us each week!

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