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Easy Penguin Icebergs in Pre-K

Looking for a fun winter activity?! These penguin icebergs are so fun and easy.

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This activity was inspired by the book Penguins Love Colors by Sarah Aspinall. It is the cutest book! The penguins are named after flowers, and the green one named broccoli is always the class favorite!

Sometimes it's the simplest things that are the best! Grab some penguin figurines.

Put 'em in small cups and add a bit of water. Freeze overnight and you're ready for hours of play the next day!

I usually put them right in my sensory table with some snow. If you don't live in a cold climate, cotton balls would work too. You could also add water to a pot or pan and freeze it to make a larger iceberg.

Add some food coloring or liquid water colors to tap water. Give the kids pipettes and let them have at it! They'll love squeezing the colors onto the ice and snow.
Penguin Ideas and Activities in Pre-K, Preschool

List of materials:

I used these adorable little penguins from Learning Resources, but any small penguins would work.

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  • Jam-packed with literacy, math, science and art.

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  • Range of activities, so kids don’t get bored! Activities are hands-on and easily differentiated.

  • Includes games, activities, letter hunts, centers, books, directed drawings and more!

Fun with PENGUINS?!... Yes, please! Help your kiddos learn numbers in a fun and engaging way. Easy Setup Standards-based Engaging Hands-on Interactive and FUN! What's Included? ⭐ Ten Frame Practice Interactive Worksheets ⭐ Letter Race Will the seal or penguin win? Race between S and P with multiple options ⭐ Reader's Theatre Activity Retelling of the Emperor's Egg with props ⭐ Letter Hunt Write the room alphabet activity 4 levels included Hideaway Alphabet Game ↪ Find the fish ⭐ Predictable Emergent Reader ↪ Interactive mini-book ↪ Two levels included ⭐ Pocket Chart Sentences ↪ Penguins are birds. ↪ Penguins have feathers. ↪ Penguins can not fly. ↪ Penguins swim, waddle and toboggan. ⭐ Penguin Directed Drawing ↪ Step by step directed drawing ⭐ 4 Corners Penguin Shape Game ↪ Includes penguin shape posters to hang ⭐ I Can Make a Penguin. ↪ Focus letter: Pp ↪ Multiple options | Color or write the letter ⭐ Uppercase and Lowercase Stamping ↪ Stamp the letters in the word "penguin." ⭐ Color and Write Penguin Pages ↪ Write the letter Pp ↪ Color the picture ↪ Multiple options included. ⭐ I Can Dot It ↪ Dot the word "penguin." ↪ Multiple options included. ⭐ Penguin Number Cards 0-50 ↪ Add the appropriate number of links to the penguin numeral cards. ⭐ Color by Number Penguin Worksheet ↪ Numerals 1-6 ⭐ Bonus Letter Cards ↪ Uppercase Alphabet Cards A-ZPenguin Unit for Little Learners ● PreK, Kinder, Preschool


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