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Winter is here, and I’ve turned my favorite winter animals into a fun letter of the week craft your preschoolers will love!
This P is for Penguin craft is adorable and is perfect for reinforcing letter recognition and beginning sounds during your winter crafting sessions.
Add this to your winter animals, penguin, or Letter Pp activities. Kids will love it!
Download the free preschool printable template at the bottom of this post to get started on this fun paper craft.
P is for Penguin Craft
Your preschoolers will love this quick and easy craft that’s perfect for your lesson plans that focus on winter animals, penguins, or the Letter Pp.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- cardstock or printer paper
- colored construction paper (optional)
- glue stick
- crayons or markers
- penguin craft template (scroll down to download)
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Download and print the template. Have your preschoolers color the individual pieces of the craft template.
They can use crayons, markers, or colored pencils – whatever you have on hand.
Now, cut out all the pieces. This may be difficult for younger preschoolers, and may require adult assistance.
However, cutting is a great way to strengthen fine motor muscles in your preschooler’s hands and fingers.
Now it’s time to begin assembling the penguin craft.
Start by gluing the beak just above the white belly of the penguin (on the “hump” of the letter p). Glue the eye slightly above that.
Glue the wing to the left side of the letter p where the “ball” meets the “stick”.
Finally, glue the foot to the bottom of the “stick”.
If you’d like, you can mount the completed craft on construction paper before hanging it up in your craft space.
Also, you can cut the center of the P out if you’d like. I was lazy and did not.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT PENGUINS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about penguins. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Penguins – In Explore My World Penguins, curious kids ages 3 to 7 will be excited to learn about the delightful world of penguins: the extreme lengths they go to to care for their young and the relationship between baby penguins and their parents.
Tacky the Penguin – Tacky’s perfect friends find him annoying until his odd behavior saves the day.
If You Were a Penguin – In this simple, rhyming picture book, the youngest readers will learn about penguins. This is the perfect read-aloud for teachers and parents to share with young children as they imagine what life as a penguin is like!
Everyone’s a winner with this super fun, non-competitive game to practice colors and shapes vocabulary! Spin the spinner, match the fish and collect them in your net. But, wait! You might have to feed a fish to the Hungry Penguin!
Stack and sort five brightly-colored wooden rings, topped with an adorable penguin. The base of this wooden penguin stacker is curved for additional fun rocking movement!
Spark your Kiddo’s creative interest with this Penguin Pals Dough Kit! Sensory play and loose parts play rolled into one, this kit gives kids the unlimited ability to play, create and learn.