This new printable with emperor penguin characteristics is a fun winter science activity for preschool and kindergarten children aged 3-6. The activity is designed to complement the Antarctica unit or as an addition to your resources if you are planning to explore penguins and winter animals in your classroom.
Here is what’s included
Emperor Penguin work mat
4 round cards – characteristics of the emperor penguin (true-to-life clipart)
Blackline booklet for coloring
Blackline booklet without illustrations
After reading books on emperor penguins, children can be invited to name penguin characteristics as they place picture cards onto the mat.
There are two blackline follow-up printouts available. These can be cut to make a booklet but that’s not necessary.
Little ones can be invited to trace and color blackline images. Children who are keen to make their own drawings are free to draw illustrations.
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