Storytime Theme: Penguins


*See Igloo Folder for more igloo activities

Books --

Flannel Board: Five Little Penguins (in folder)
The Adventures of Marco and Polo by Dieter Wiesmuller
Puffins Climb, Penguins Rhyme by Bruce McMillan
Pop-Up: The Puzzled Penguin by Keith Faulkner illustrated by Johnathan Lambert
Three Cheers for Tacky by Helen Lester illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Penelope Penguin the Incredibly Good Baby by John Bianchi
The Puffins are Back! by Gail Gibbons
There Once Was a Puffin by Florence Page Jaques illustrated by laura McGee Kvasnosky
Little Penguin's Tale by Audrey Wood
A Pal For Pugwug
The Little Penguin
My Penguin Osbert
Tacky and the Winter Games
Penguins in the Fridge
Penguins and Their Homes
Penelope Penguin

Story Extensions

  • Letter 'P' words (can give them a die cut 'P' if they come up with a word that starts with 'P')
  • Penguin Egg Shuffle (Penguin stickers at finish line)
  • Penguin Parade
  • Song
    • Getting Around
    • Laugh Little Penguin
  • Action Rhymes
    • Five Perky Penguins
    • The Royal Penguin
  • Penguin Family fingerplay
  • Penguin Shuffle (requires ball)
  • Igloo beginning word sounds

Arts and Crafts

Penguin Craft
2 white foam eggs (one with cracked look)
1 colored sheet (includes 1 body 2 wings)
1 White oval (belly)
1 Orange Triangle (beak)
1 Orange feet set
2 Google eyes
1 brad fastener
Tacky glue
Glue stick

*See folder for instructions

Penguin Puppet (Two versions)
Brown paper bag
Markers or Crayons


Easter Egg Penguin
1 Easter egg
1 white felt
Yellow Craft foam
Black Construction paper
Wiggle Eyes


'P' Penguin coloring sheet
Polar Penguin coloring sheet

Suggested Ways to Include the Six Emergent Literacy Skills

  • Vocabulary

  • Print Motivation

  • Phonological Sensitivity

  • Print Awareness

  • Letter Knowledge

  • Narrative Skills