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!
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.
Math Printables for Preschool Theme
These penguin themed math printables are a fun way to teach number recognition, counting, number order, shapes and more!
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.