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Christmas Penguin

Christmas Penguin Activity

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See more activities in: First Grade, The Holiday Season

Penguins just may be the most adorable cold-weather creatures ever! Creating this little penguin is a perfect way for your tot to practice cutting out different basic shapes such as ovals, triangles and circles.

What You Need:

  • Black and orange construction paper
  • Cotton balls
  • Glue
  • Metallic mini poms
  • Metallic pipe cleaner
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors

What You Do:

  1. Explain to your child that an oval shape is like an elongated circle. Ask him if he can think of any objects that have an oval shape.
  2. Have him draw a large oval on the black paper and cut it out to create the body of the penguin.
  3. Let him draw another oval that's about half the size in the center of the penguin's body. Encourage him to fill in the smaller oval with cotton balls.
  4. Ask him to cut out a triangle for the penguin's beak and glue it in place.
  5. Glue on some googly eyes to give this Christmas penguin some personality!
  6. Have your kid cut off a piece of the metallic pipe cleaner and shape it into a large "U" to create earmuffs to keep his penguin nice and warm. Glue the "U" shape over the head as if it were a 2-D halo.
  7. Glue a small pom on each end to complete the cozy earmuffs. Ask him to name the shape of the poms.
  8. Ask him to draw and cut out two feet for his penguin.
  9. Hang his penguin up so the little fella can inspire joy all throughout the holidays.
Updated on Jan 14, 2014
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