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Penguins are so much fun to learn about. These penguin crafts for preschoolers make a great addition to your penguin lesson plans.
Whether you’re looking for a fun new craft or you’re looking to work on a specific skill, this list of penguin crafts has something for everyone.
Kids can work on shapes, scissor skills, fine motor, and more while completing a fun penguin activity designed specifically for kids ages 2-6!
penguin crafts for preschool
Preschoolers will love turning empty water bottles into penguins! Follow this simple tutorial for a super easy (and oh so cute) water bottle penguin craft!
Are you looking for a new winter craft to do with your little ones? Don’t miss this waddling penguin preschool craft! It’s perfect for young crafters. Winter crafting has never been so much fun!
This penguin craft for preschoolers is super cute, and it’s simple to make with pre-cut oval and heart shapes. Natural Beach LIving
Kids will love using their fingerprints to create the white belly on these paper penguins. Barkley, Party of Seven
Preschoolers tend to love painting with things that aren’t paint brushes. If yours do, they’ll love making this unique potato masher penguin! Happy Toddler PlaytimeLittle ones will love watching their paper plate penguin chick puppet “hatch” out of his egg over and over again. Kids Craft Room
Fluffy white cotton balls give this cotton ball penguin craft a unique 3D affect kids will love. Easy Peasy and Fun
Reinforce shapes with this fun circle penguin craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Reading Confetti
Add this handprint P is for Penguin project to your winter animals or Letter of the week preschool activities. Red Ted Art
Hang these penguin windsocks from a tree and watch them blow in the wind all season long. Non-Toy Gifts
Whether your kids choose to paint or color this penguin coloring page craft, they’ll love assembling him when they’re done. Kids Activities Blog
Must Have Resources:
When completing these crafts and activities at home, I find that the following resources are very helpful to have on hand.
BOOKS ABOUT Penguins
Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool penguin books. 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 – They waddled into stardom in National Geographic’s March of the Penguins film. These guys are now nature’s ROCK STARS! If you’re age 5, you’re probably as tall as an Emperor. But why do they throw up so much? March this way, and find out all!
Penguins! – Penguin lovers and young nonfiction fans will enjoy following one penguin couple through their efforts to raise a family of chicks in this engaging Step into Reading Science Reader.
Penguins – Living only in the southern hemisphere, there are seventeen different kinds of penguins. With bright watercolor illustrations and kid-friendly language, Gail Gibbons introduces these black and white birds, describing where and how they live, what they eat, and how they hatch their young.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:
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.