It’s Penguin Awareness Day, and we’re celebrating with an upbeat song about daily routines and creative penguin crafts. Get ready to play the “Penguin Dance” song on repeat—our latest toe-tapping hit that teaches kids about life skills.
Made the bed? Penguin dance. Brushed their teeth? Penguin dance. Picked up their toys? Penguin dance. With this song, kids have the chance to learn essential life skills, put their balance to the test, and boost their coordination skills—all while wiggling and giggling.
So put on those dancing shoes and get your kids movin’ and groovin’ to the Lingokids “Penguin Dance” song!
Fun facts about penguins?
Penguins come in all shapes and sizes! Check out these fun facts about penguins that will amaze your penguin fanatic.
Did you know? 🐧
- Penguins are birds that have flippers instead of wings. This means that they cannot fly, but they are great swimmers!
- Their black and white coats help them camouflage in the water. When seen from above their black backs blend into the dark ocean waters and when seen from below their white belly blends into the brighter surface water and sky.
- Each penguin has a unique call. Just like how humans have unique voices!
- Almost all penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere. They can be found in Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, and South Africa.
- Penguins are threatened by climate change because the melting sea ice threatens their habitat.
2 cute penguin craft ideas for kids
Is your child flipping out over penguins? Continue the fun with these easy penguin crafts for kids!
1. Penguin Shapes 🧡
Teach your child about shapes while assembling a cute penguin. After your child finishes, their penguin can join them in the Penguin Dance!
- Black paper
- White paper
- Orange paper
- Googly eyes
- Cut out 1 large circle and 2 medium semi-circle shapes with black paper, a medium-sized heart shape with white paper, and a small diamond and 2 small hearts with orange paper.
- Place all of the paper cut-outs in front of your child and help them identify the shapes.
- Glue the white heart on top of the black circle. This is the penguin’s belly.
- Glue 2 orange hearts at the bottom of the circle (with the points facing up). These are the penguin’s feet.
- Glue 1 orange diamond at the top of the white heart. This is the penguin’s beak.
- Glue two googly eyes above the penguin’s beak. These are the penguin’s eyes.
- Glue the black semi-circles to each side of the oval (with the straight edge pointing in). These are the penguin’s flippers.
2. Free Printable Coloring Worksheet 🖍️
Let your child’s creative imagination go wild with this Lingokids Coloring Worksheet!
- Printer (or a device to download the pdf on)
- Coloring materials like crayons, colored pencils, paint, or even household condiments! (And remember, not all penguins have to be black and white!)
- Print the pdf by clicking here.
- Color the worksheet.
- Hang up their masterpiece for all to see!
Penguins, Daily Routines, and Lingokids
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