Wednesday, February 20, 2013

preschool program: penguins


Today's theme was PENGUINS and SNOW!

Books Read:
Snow Bugs- David Carter
Penguins, Penguins Everywhere – Bob Barner
Oh- Kevin Henkes
If You Were a Penguin- Wendell & Florence Minor
Soup for One- Ethan Long

Other Possibilities:
Polar Bear Polar Bear, What Do You Hear- Martin/Carle
Mice On Ice- Emberley
I Like It When – Mary Murphy

Flannel Story:



“Five Little Penguins Standing Still” from littlestorybug.com

Puppets:



Hand puppet song:
Penguin, Penguin, Flap your little wings!
Penguin, Penguin, Flap your little wings!
Eating fish, you swim all day!
You can’t fly but that’s okay!
Penguin, Penguin, Flap your little wings!



Peter and Paul fingerplay:
Two little penguins sitting on the ice
One bows once, the other bows twice
Waddle away penguins! Waddle away!
Come back penguins! Time to play!

If you'd like to make the adorable felt penguin finger puppets pictured above, I found a wonderful website with step by step instructions and templates here:
http://fantasticfind.blogspot.com/2011/01/penguin-finger-puppets.html


Craft:
We made penguin puppets from craft foam with cotton ball bellies (adapted from craftelf.com)

9 kids attended, great group!




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