Penguin Preschool Activities, Games, and Lessons

Penguins Kindergarten and Preschool Activities and Games
Preschool and Kindergarten Penguin Crafts, Activities, Lesson Plans, Games, and Printables. Penguins range in size from the fairy penguin which only gets about 9 inches tall to the emperor penguin which can reach heights of up to 3-4 feet. Although penguins are birds, they do not fly, at least not in the air. Penguins spend most of their time underwater looking for dinner (fish, squid, krill, and crustaceans). All penguins live below the equator, from the Galapagos Islands to Antarctica. That's why you'll never see a penguin and a polar bear together, except on the Coca Cola commercials.

Samples of our more than 100 penguin preschool and kindergarten activities, crafts, games, and printables available in our KidsSoup Resource Library:

Themes and Projects

Tacky the Penguin Story Time


Hand Prints Penguin
Penguins Have Artwork and Booklet
Penguin Stick Puppet


Feed the Penguin Counting
Dress the Penguin - Same / Different

Science and Exploration

Penguins have ... Science and Reading
Water and Ice Science Exploration
Exploring and Melting Ice


I Spy - Find the Matching Pinguin
P is for Penguin Game
Penguin on Ice -ice Word Family Game


Ice sheet Gross Motor Skills
Penguin Scissors Skills Cards

Booklets and Other

P is for Penguin Poster
I'm Hungry! What do penguins eat?
Penguins Weekly Plan


Color Tacky and His Shirt
Same Different Worksheet
My Penguin has a ... bow tie

Free Penguin Crafts, Activities, Games, Books, Rhymes, and Songs

Potato-Stamp Penguin 
Cut a large and a small potato in half lengthwise. Paint the large potato half black and then stamp it on blue craft paper. Paint wings on black body and let dry. When dry, paint small potato half white and then stamp it on the black penguin body. Cut a beak and feet out of orange craft paper and glue on penguin. Add wiggly eyes. Make an ice landscape with torn craft paper, tissue paper, or cotton balls.

Fingerprint Penguin
Stamp thumb into white paint and make one large thumbprint tummy on a piece of blue paper or card stock. Next, stamp index finger into black paint and make fingerprint wings on either side of the tummy. Then, stamp tip of pinkie finger into the black paint and make a fingertip head on top of the penguin. Use a toothpick to make two white eye dots. Allow to dry. Finally, use the toothpick to add a beak and feet with orange paint.

Free Penguin Printables and Coloring Pages

penguin printables


penguin coloring page

penguin coloring page

Penguins letter match

Penguins Counters Printables


Penguin Coloring Page

Penguin Coloring Page

Penguin Activities

On Top of an Iceberg

(Tune: On Top of Old Smokey)

On top of an iceberg,
All covered with snow,
I saw my first penguin,
And I wanted to know.

Oh, is it a bird,
Or, is it a fish?
I looked at his feathers,
And knew which was which. 

I said, "Mr. Penguin, which species are you?"
He said, "I'm an emperor, and not a gentoo."
I said, "Mr. Penguin, what's under your patch?"
He said, "It's an egg, it's ready to hatch!"
I said, "Mr. Penguin, oh, where is your wife?"
"She's out in the ocean, she'll be back tonight."
Said Mr. Penguin, "Her name is Jill.
She's out in the ocean, feeding on krill."
The next thing I knew, I heard a small peep.
And I saw a chick, at the emperor's feet!

Emperor Penguin Egg Walk
Explain that emperor penguins have to carry their eggs and babies on their feet. This is not an easy task. Have children take off their shoes and try to walk around with an egg on their feet. (Make an egg out of a white sock filled with rice or cut a big egg out of white paper.)
Make Penguin Snow Sculptures
Have children create snow penguin sculptures and paint with snow paints. (Mix food coloring and water and fill small containers with the mixture.) Children will enjoy exploring the effects that the paint makes on the snow.
Penguin Snack
Mix canned tuna with mayonnaise. Let children spread the mixture on a piece of bread and sprinkle some gold fish crackers on top of it.


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