These free preschool penguin printables will be a great addition to your Arctic or winter themed lesson plans. With these 20+ free penguin activities your children will learn letter recognition, sight words, number recognition, counting and so much more! The best part is how low-prep these hands-on activities are for busy parents and teachers.
Preschool Penguin Printables
Penguins are a beloved preschool theme all by themselves! I often include them during a winter theme or sometime during the winter months. They’re also fun to do at Christmastime, especially if you work in a setting where you can’t do a traditional Christmas theme.
FAQs about Teaching a Penguin Theme
Teaching preschoolers about penguins should be playful and hands-on. Reading books is a great way to introduce young learners to penguins. Follow up the books with some hands-on activities such as penguin sensory bins and small world invitations to play, penguin crafts and art projects, and educational printables.
For a penguin themed circle time for preschoolers, it is a great idea to include books about penguins. Singing fun penguin counting songs is also a great way to incorporate music and math into your circle time.
Another themed activity for a penguin circle time is to invite the children to move like penguins! This is a great way for them to work on gross motor skills.
Since penguins live in cold climates, learning about snow and ice is a great way to incorporate science into a penguin theme. This would also be a great time to talk about the Arctic and Antarctica and other animals that live there. Additionally, use a penguin’s coloring to discuss the colors black, white, grey, and even yellow.
Don’t forget about Penguin Picture Books!
I love adding literacy components to all of my preschool themes! Here is a list of our favorite penguin picture books that are a great compliment to your penguins theme activities. They’re perfect for circle time!
20+ Penguin Printables for Preschoolers
These 20+ penguin printables for preschoolers are great for winter or Arctic themed lesson plans.
Literacy Printables for Preschool Theme
These free literacy printables all have an adorable penguin theme that is perfect for your winter or Arctic preschool lesson plans. Many of these printables focus on letter recognition and beginning sounds. A couple of these printables will help your young students learn sight words.
Penguin Alphabet Find and Cover
Try this fun preschool alphabet activity that has a friendly penguin theme. It's perfect for teaching beginning sounds and both uppercase and lowercase letter.
Penguin ABC Matching Printable
This free penguin themed ABC matching activity is a hands-on activity to work on letter recognition, uppercase and lowercase letter matching and beginning sounds.
Feed the Penguin Name Mat for Preschoolers
This feed the penguin name mat is a great way for preschoolers to practice first and last names in a fun and hands-on way!
Penguin Match and Cover the Alphabet
This penguin match and cover the alphabet activity is a fun, differentiated way to learn the alphabet and letter sounds this winter.
Editable Penguin Board Game
This editable penguin board game is great for preschoolers! You can use it to teach sight words, letters and letter sounds, numbers and more!
Printable Penguin Alphabet Matching
This printable penguin alphabet matching game is cute, cuddly, and a great way to practice letter recognition while learning to match up the uppercase and lowercase letters.
Penguin Word Family Sort
This playful penguin word family sort is sure to be a hit with kids and you’ll love that they’re practicing important reading skills.
Penguin Sight Word Game
This simple penguin sight word game turns boring sight word practice into an exciting game that kids will love!
Math Printables for Preschool Theme
These penguin themed math printables are a fun way to teach number recognition, counting, number order, shapes and more!
Penguin Counting Mats for 1-20
These penguin counting mats will make learning to count hands-on and fun this winter! They would be the perfect addition to a winter math center too.
Penguin Number Dominoes
Penguin number dominoes is a fun game that teaches preschoolers number concept and comparison.
Feed the Penguin Counting Mats
Counting with snacks makes learning more fun! These free printable penguin counting mats are perfect for a busy bag at home or an independent learning center in the classroom.
Penguin Addition to 100 with Hundreds Chart
This free printable penguin addition to 100 activity with a hundreds chart is absolutely more fun than flash cards or boring repetition.
Free Penguins and Fish Counting Cards
This is a simple little counting printable to go with your penguins theme or unit. Preschoolers can match up the penguin number cards to the fish cards. It can be used with manipulatives too!
Free Penguin Math Puzzles for Preschoolers
These penguin math puzzles will help preschoolers to develop counting, numeral recognition, fine motor skills, vocabulary, and more.
Penguin Count and Cover Counting Activity
Add this penguin count and cover math activity to your preschool or kindergarten math centers for a hands-on way to practice counting this winter!
Penguin Shape Patterns File Folder Game
Making patterns is a great way to work on those early math skills with your preschooler or kindergartner. With this penguin themed file folder game, your child will also have the chance to work on shape recognition too!
Penguin Color by Ten Frame
This penguin themed ten frame printable is an excellent way for preschoolers to learn number recognition and counting.
Penguin Number Mats for 1-10
These penguin number mats for 1-10 are perfect for using with play dough, but you can also use them with goldfish crackers!
Penguin Greater Than/Less Than Activity
This free penguin themed greater than/less than activity is the perfect way for preschoolers to learn number order.
Penguin Shape Matching Card Game
This penguin shape matching game is a fun way for preschoolers to learn to recognize 2D shapes.
These free printables with adorable penguins are perfect for young children and provide multi-sensory, hands-on activities for preschoolers. They are an easy way to incorporate themed learning activities and fine motor skills into your winter theme or arctic theme lesson plans.
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.