Kids love penguins. Cute and wobbly, what’s not to love? If you’re on the lookout for great penguin activities – I’m here to help! This blog post is going to showcase some great penguin books, a bulletin board idea, plus math activities that you can do with your elementary students during the winter months.
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Penguin Activities for Math Fun
First, I’d like to share some great math resources. It can be very challenging at times to get those basic math facts ingrained into students’ minds. Repeated practice is key, and the more fun a kid has while practicing, the more they will stick with it. These penguin puzzles are great fun, and with several to choose from, you can differentiate to challenge your higher students while allowing your other kiddos practice at the appropriate level as well.
Various penguin activities are available below. Click on the one/s that are most appropriate for your students —
Make Your Own Puzzles
If you want to create your own puzzles with the problems of YOUR choosing, you can do that as well!
These work great for math problems, sight words, literacy concepts, or whatever other puzzles you want to create on your own using a penguin theme.
Also Great for Decor!
But let’s not forget that penguins make GREAT bulletin boards, doorway decorations, or hallways displays during the winter! Have each student cut out and complete their puzzle, then they may color them. The finished displays look amazing and add a cute and festive cheer to your classroom! (Plus no administrator can complain about them not being academic because of the work involved to put them together!)
Books About Penguins
Here are some great book ideas to help your students thoroughly enjoy and learn about penguins and how fun they truly are!
- Picture Books
- Chapter Books
With all of the penguin activities and ideas above, your elementary students are going to love the winter months!
Still not sure about my penguin activities? No worries!
Click here or on the image to grab your FREE circle puzzles. Then you’ll see if these puzzles are a good fit for your students. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division options are included in this freebie.
Prefer a winter themed freebie? Then check out these free snowflake math puzzles!