Friday, February 5, 2010

stART-If You Were A Penguin

Finally, the health status has improved around here enough to get some serious learning accomplished.
Today, was penguin day, and to celebrate we read If You Were a Penguin. Kim-3 and Luke-4 really enjoyed this picture book alot. The pictures are wonderful, and it contains some great facts in the back of the book for older kids.
"Breezy rhymes introduce each dazzling double-page scene of penguin life, from “flying” underwater to tobogganing over the arctic snow to feeding a pair of adorably fuzzy chicks. Wendell’s vibrant large-scale figures, set against bracing polar landscapes, have enough personality to captivate a crowd, but their breathtaking detail demands the closer inspection and shared exploration of a lap-sit session."Amazon Review
Of course, throughout the day, we were kept company with our stuffed penguin and our little penguins.
I found some great printables around the web:
the maze,
the dot-to-dot,
and My Itsy Bitsy Penguin Book.
Kimberly working hard on her dot-to-dot.
We also made this marvelous penguin craft from DLTK Crafts.
(I love the small poker players in the background of this picture.)
Kimberly's beautiful pinked eyed penguin.
Also, make sure you don't miss the book Penguin, Penguin. A read aloud book from Starfall.
The kids just loved this!
For more great stART project check out A Mommy's Adventure.


Shannon said...

Great stuff! I have got to make a note to come back here to look at this when we do Penguins in a few weeks. Thanks for sharing it all!

Rhonda said...

I'm so happy to hear that everyone is feeling well again and back to some great lessons. Love the penguin crafts.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

The penguins are great, we love DLTK-Kids. And, that is an excellent evil grin going on with the poker players! (were they really playing poker?)

Michelle said...

Glad to hear everyone is doing better. We read this book a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. I love all of your penguin activities.

Thank you for linking up :0)

sbswtp said...

the penguin activities look so fun!!!