It's time to take a closer look at Penguins this week. These flightless birds can be found on the cold climate of Antarctica and in warmer climates on other continents as well. Learn more about these amazing animals here.
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Arts & Crafts
Circle Penguin Craft from Reading Confetti
Cotton Ball Penguin from Glued to My Craft
Black and White Process Art from Meri Cherry
Paper Play Penguin from Childcare lounge
Sparkling Snow Play Dough from EHow
Toilet Paper Tube Penguins from Noah Wild
Let's be Scientists on Antarctica and learn more about the animals that inhabit this continent. Turn the Dramatic Play area into an animal research center this week. Provide materials so that the kids can set up an expedition. Clip Boards, Measuring Tapes, Cameras, and Medical Kits. Scour the Thrift Stores for Animals to add to your space (Don't forget to check with your clients, they may have some for you to borrow this week.
This fun Antarctic Dramatic Play Space was created by commmunity member
Erica P. of Erica's Educare Learning Center
The fabulous dramatic play space was created by Daycare Spaces member Amy M, of BuggaBee & Me Daycare. She provided a variety of penguins and cold weather dress-up gear.
Create an environment for penguins in your Construction Space this week. Add sheets of white felt, and White Blocks (Which can be made by painting them, or wrapping them with paper). Since Penguins can also be found in warm weather area add additional construction items that might represent both cold weather and warm weather (sandy & rocky) areas.
club member printables
This Penguin Activity pack is available in the Daycare Spaces and Ideas Printables Club! Not a member? Find out how you can join today!
Light Tables & Sensory Play
Light tables are growing popularity amongst childcare providers.
The following Light table "Penguin Habitat" was designed by Daycare Spaces community member Kathleen M, of Little Blue CastleChildcare.
Kathleen created an "Iceberg" by adding printing real photos of penguins on icebergs, and placing them in page protectors and adhering them to a box.
She added shiny blue "Cellophane" paper water, which she taped down with packing tape to create the look of water currents and waves.
She also added objects that would resemble snow, ice and icebergs: Cotton balls, Cotton pads, metallic & white cupcake liners, blue milk caps, and a lot of small blue and clear glass gems.
Kathleen also added Blue finger lights to the space, to add that extra special "Glow".
Kathleen added a disco ball to represent the Aurora Australia.
Recreate this look:
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