Penguin and Polar Activities for Prescool

Penguin activities were created with preschool in mind. This unit would also work well in a kindergarten classroom. The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book/fact centered lessons and activities.

There are so many fun themes and activities that I love to use in the long winter months of Wisconsin.  One of my favorites is Penguins.  Why?  Penguins are interesting, cute and there are so many movement activities and crafts that can be incorporated into your lessons.  The activities below are a part of a unit, click (here) to check it out.

Penguin activities was created with preschool in mind. This unit would also work well in a kindergarten classroom. The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book/fact centered lessons and activities.
Kids LOVE facts.  I always start out this unit reading a factual book.  Penguins are unique birds and your students will eat this up!  I always use some sort of a comprehension graphic organizer to help them store all of the facts in their brain.  

Penguin activities was created with preschool in mind. This unit would also work well in a kindergarten classroom. The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book/fact centered lessons and activities.
I love to use this crown the first day of our unit.  They keep it at school throughout the week for movement activities.  I like to have the boys and girls glue the facts around the crown.  They can discuss the facts as they build them.  

Penguin activities was created with preschool in mind. This unit would also work well in a kindergarten classroom. The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book/fact centered lessons and activities.

I love the Emperor's Penguin by Jane Chapman.  The Emperor penguin is one of the most well known penguins.  The boys and girls are always excited to talk about baby penguins.  

Penguin activities was created with preschool in mind. This unit would also work well in a kindergarten classroom. The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book/fact centered lessons and activities.

The boys and girls also enjoy measuring themselves next to the emperor penguin.  I like to write the words taller and shorter on the board and we discuss how many children are taller and how many are shorter than an emperor penguin.

Penguin activities was created with preschool in mind. This unit would also work well in a kindergarten classroom. The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book/fact centered lessons and activities.
To help the boys and girls remember all of the facts that we have learned about penguins, I love to complete an interactive fact book throughout the week.  The boys and girls love sharing this book with their families.
Penguin activities was created with preschool in mind. This unit would also work well in a kindergarten classroom. The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book/fact centered lessons and activities.
I love to use the cute penguin theme to strengthen skills in the areas of literacy an math as well.  The boys and girls help the penguin fish for food.  They will identify the number and feed it to the penguin.  The boys and girls build on their number sense by matching penguins to numbers in large group.  Then, they will color the matching number on penguins in this cute reproducible.

Penguin activities was created with preschool in mind. This unit would also work well in a kindergarten classroom. The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book/fact centered lessons and activities.
 We continue to work on sorting symbols as letters or numbers throughout the year.  I like to practice it each month using different activities.  We continue to work on uppercase letter identification as well.  My children love write the room. I attach the printable to a clipboard and tape the center cards around the room.  As they find the letter, they will color the matching letter on their printable.
Penguin activities was created with preschool in mind. This unit would also work well in a kindergarten classroom. The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book/fact centered lessons and activities.
 The sensory table is one of my favorite areas of the classroom.  For our penguin unit I add snow (of possible) or I freeze large chunks of ice in ziplock bags and containers and put it into water, along with a penguins.
Penguin activities was created with preschool in mind. This unit would also work well in a kindergarten classroom. The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book/fact centered lessons and activities.

 In the centers or learning tubs, I like to place additional activities.  Each activity is working on important skills to help students grow in the areas of literacy and math, as well as fine motor skill development.  Click (here) to check them out.
Polar Animal Math and Literacy Worksheets and Printables for Preschool is a no prep packet packed full of worksheets and printables to help reinforce and build literacy and math skills in a fun, engaging way. This unit is perfect for the month of January.

 If you are looking for homework ideas, or supplementary materials for preschool check out the pages below.  I am not a huge fan or worksheets for this age group, however, now that I have children that age I have seen how much they enjoy them.  It makes them feel big like their older brothers and sisters.  If you use this as homework, it gives parents a glimpse into what their child is working on.  The ideal age is mature 4-6.

Polar Animal Math and Literacy Worksheets and Printables for Preschool is a no prep packet packed full of worksheets and printables to help reinforce and build literacy and math skills in a fun, engaging way. This unit is perfect for the month of January.

Polar Animal Math and Literacy Worksheets and Printables for Preschool is a no prep packet packed full of worksheets and printables to help reinforce and build literacy and math skills in a fun, engaging way. This unit is perfect for the month of January.

Polar Animal Math and Literacy Worksheets and Printables for Preschool is a no prep packet packed full of worksheets and printables to help reinforce and build literacy and math skills in a fun, engaging way. This unit is perfect for the month of January.

Polar Animal Math and Literacy Worksheets and Printables for Preschool is a no prep packet packed full of worksheets and printables to help reinforce and build literacy and math skills in a fun, engaging way. This unit is perfect for the month of January.

Polar Animal Math and Literacy Worksheets and Printables for Preschool is a no prep packet packed full of worksheets and printables to help reinforce and build literacy and math skills in a fun, engaging way. This unit is perfect for the month of January.



Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade



Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
Are you looking for a factual unit to introduce polar animals in your kindergarten and first grade classroom?  Our polar animal unit is just what you need!  Click HERE to check it out.  

This unit includes:
Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
21 real photos of polar animals, sorting labels and tons of activities.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
The boys and girls will label the animals 
using the cards.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
There are several different levels of the activities.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
There boys and girls can choose three animals to draw and write facts about.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
After they learn about the animals, they can choose one to draw and write several facts about.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
The boys and girls will choose one animal to write a few sentences about with Polar Life.  

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
 Choose 3 or 4 animals.  The boys and girls will write their name on a post-it note and place it above their favorite polar animal.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
Then, the boys and girls can write a few sentences about it.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
 The boys and girls will look for polar
 animals in this word search.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
The boys and girls will practice writing polar animal names in this cute reproducible.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade

The boys and girls will learn more about polar bears, arctic foxes, penguins, snowy owl, and harp seal with a variety of activities and non-fiction passages.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
Each animal has comprehension pages.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
They will continue to work on 
labeling with Polar Bear Labels.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
 They will love Polar Bear Fact Craft.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
As well as Penguin Life Cycle Craft.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
 They will also enjoy Snowy Owl Facts Craft.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
 They can share what they have 
learned with this Arctic Fox Craft.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
To make polar animals more interactive they will love these polar animal fact printables.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
The boys and girls will work on sentence writing with these sentence writing printables.

Arctic and Polar Animal {20+ Activities} for Kindergarten and First Grade
        The boys and girls can write about their                     favorite fiction penguin story.

This unit is a part of a science bundle.  Check it out HERE:


Winter and Snowman Themed Hands-On Centers for Preschool

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
 Preschool can be a busy place in the winter months.  To keep my preschooler busy, yet learning important academic skills at the same time, we love to work on our January Centers (Snowman and Winter Themed).   Each of the Preschool Math and Literacy Centers comes with 20 hands-on activities.  Each activity focuses on skills crucial to preschool-aged children (4-6 and mature 3 year-olds).  Check out the variety.


Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
 1.  Snowman Button Match:  Match the Alphabet buttons to the correct snowman.

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
2.  Winter Building:  The boys and girls will use small blacks to build winter characters.

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
 3. Penguin Roll & Cover:  Roll the dice and count the dots.  Cover the matching number.

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
4.  Snowflake ABC Match-Up:  Choose an large snowflake and identify the uppercase letters.  Find the matching lowercase mini-snowflakes and line them up below.

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
5.  Snowflake Catch and Count:  Identify the number and place the matching number on snowflakes on the mitten.

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
6.  Snowman Roll and Build:  Spin the paperclip, build a snowman.
Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
7.  Snowflake Yarn Wrap:  Use fine motor skills to wrap snowflake with yarn.


Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
8.  Clothesline Patterns:  Hang the winter clothesline the line in a matching pattern.

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
9.  Winter Tracing Mini:  Use fine-motor skills to trace  Winter-themed figures and create a mini-book.

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
10.  Winter Seek-n-Count:  Count the total number of winter objects and write the numbers.

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
11. Steamin’ Hot Cocoa Craft:  Students will weave and French fry paper in this cute cocoa craft.  Students will also build their name with heart marshmallows.

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
12. Winter ABC Search: Color by letters to reveal the mystery letter (G: Glove, M:  Mitten, S:  Snowman, P:  Penguin).

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
13. Snowman Shapes:  Choose a shape.  Build the snowman to match.

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
14.  Mitten Number Sense:  Choose a child and identify the number.  Place the mitten with the matching set of objects on the child’s hands.

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
15.  Counting Snow Bucks:  Determine how many snow bucks each winter item will cost.

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
16.  Penguin Color by ABC’s:  Color the by letters.

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
17.  Polar Animal Counting Book:  Count and identify the missing polar animals on each page.

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
18.  Snowman Building Count and Write:  Choose a card.  Identify the number.  Place the matching number of snowmen on the card.  Trace the number.

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
19.  Shape Seek-n-Find:  Search the jar for shapes.  Color the matching shape on the printable.

Winter and Snowman Hands-On Math and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool.
20.  Polar Bear Shape Match-Up:  Sort the polar bears by shape.




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  Polar Animal Math and Literacy Worksheets and Printables for Preschool is a no prep packet packed full of worksheets and printables to help reinforce and build literacy and math skills in a fun, engaging way. This unit is perfect for the month of January.