Inside: this printable penguin craft for kids features a dad hiding a baby chick in his brood pouch. Kids can cut out and color this fun interactive winter craft.
There’s a scene I love in every penguin documentary and movie I’ve ever watched. It’s where a father penguin stands up to reveal a baby chick hiding snugly in his brood pouch.
I can’t help but admire these penguin dads…
Look, what a good dad he is, keeping his baby warm like that. I think he makes a perfect inspiration for a penguin craft for kids!
Penguin Craft for Kids
So this craft has been in the works for a while now. I had the idea of making a folding dad with a hidden baby chick, but needed help drawing just the right penguin.
Now it’s ready to share with you, and I’m so excited about how it turned out!
You don’t need much to make these!
- Printout of penguins (see below)
- Crayons or markers
- Optional: magnets or Velcro® dots, and tape if they’re not self-stick
- Cut apart the baby and the dad. Younger children can cut on the outer, smoother curved lines.
2. Color with crayons or markers.
3. Lay the penguin on the dad’s feet, and fold the dad’s belly back and his feet and baby up as shown below:
4. Now, add magnets or Velcro® dots if you want. This photo shows a magnet on the chick’s belly, but I ended up moving it to the head. I taped the other half of the magnet to the back of the dad.
5. Place the chick on the dad’s feet, and get ready to play with your new penguin craft for kids!
Penguin Emergent Readers
If you’re teaching young children about penguins, you might also like the Penguin Emergent Readers in my store.
These nonfiction Penguin emergent readers come in three levels, all easy enough for kindergarten. Plus, there’s a shared reading version that has pages for an adult to read aloud.
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