Penguin Life Cycle And Parts Of A Penguin Emperor Penguin Characteristics Printable

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Download this Penguin Pack featuring the King Penguin with learning printables for preschool and kindergarten children. Use this resource with clear true-to-life images and photographs to create hands-on penguin activities for your students or for exploring vertebrates, birds and animals of Antarctica in your classroom.

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Children will learn the stages of the king penguin life cycle, and parts of a penguin, practice sequencing skills and work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills.

This resource contains a penguin life cycle poster, worksheet, 3-part cards, and parts of a penguin printable.

Here is what’s included:

  • Penguin life cycle poster
  • Penguin life cycle 3 part cards
  • Penguin life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet
  • Penguin life cycle tracing strips
  • Parts of a Penguin poster
  • Parts of a Penguin poster minus labels
  • Parts of a Penguin labels
  • Parts of a Penguin tracing & independent writing
  • Types of penguin matching cards
  • “P is penguin” tracing worksheet
  • Emperor Penguin work mat
  • 4 round cards – characteristics of the emperor penguin (true-to-life clipart)
  • Blackline booklet for coloring
  • Blackline booklet without illustrations
Penguin life cycle parts of a penguin montessori nature free printable pairing coloring tracing

Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years

Subjects and uses in the classroom: Antarctica Unit, Vertebrates Unit, Bird Unit, Winter animals, Nature Table, Science Centers, Fine motor, Prewriting

How to use this resource:

Parts of a Penguin – Gather books about penguins for children to explore. Print posters and label cards on cardstock and laminate. Cut individual label cards. Attach clear velcro to the poster without labels and label cards.

Present the poster – name all parts and invite the students to share their thoughts on the various functions of each part and do their own research. Then read each label and invite the student to match it to the corresponding part of the penguin’s body.

Life cycle poster – print on cardstock and laminate. Present all stages of the penguin’s life cycle. Invite the children to retell them or tell their own story that features all the stages.

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Penguin life cycle 3- part cards – Print on cardstock and laminate if you wish to preserve colors and card quality for future use. Place picture cards in a column and invite the children to match the picture to the picture and the word to the word. Present control cards and ask the child to lay the stages of the cycle in the correct order.

Penguin life cycle line art – supply scissors, glue, and coloring pencils. Invite the student to color and cut cards and glue them into the correct sequence.

Penguin tracing/labeling and coloring worksheets – print on cardstock and laminate. Supply an erasable pen. Invite the child to trace the words and color corresponding images. Alternatively, print pages on regular printing paper and invite the child to trace or label the stages of the penguin life cycle.

You might like to invite the students to compare the life cycle of a Penguin with other birds or winter animals.

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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  About Anastasia. Anastasia is a former Early Childhood Teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 10 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 20 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Browse Anastasia's educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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