Make A Penguin Labeling Activity

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Informational Text Features: Make A Penguin Labeling Activity…..

I’ve extended our informational text feature study with maps (or should I say penguins) another week.  My little guy is intrigued with the maps we are using for locating penguins on a world map.

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We’ve read a number of books with maps now.  Here is his ultimate favorite…

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We’ve read it a dozen times or more.

 

 

 

 

 

This book has a few maps in it.  It has visuals in the GLOSSARY that include additional maps.   

The best text feature was this 4 page CHART of all 17 types of penguins from smallest to largest.  PJ  looked at the pictures of penguins for a good hour in total.

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I knew we had to go over each type of penguin rather than penguins as a group of artic animals.  

I started by trying out a few homemade black Playdough recipes because black is a hard color to find if not ordered on line.  

Here are a few dependable sites if you would like to try your hand at it:

My dough turned out more a brownish color but I’m not one to waste especially since the cost was a bit more than I’d expected.  The cans I FINALLY found at Walmart were less than 1.00 dollar a piece.  I kept my brown dough for PJ to use in a tropical penguin habitat.

What you need:

  • 5 cans of black playdough
  • 14 plastic eggs (we didn’t use eggs for the 3 smallest species of penguins just dough)
  • 2 cans of white playdough
  • Small amount of orange and yellow playdough

 

Using the book for reference he formed black dough completely around an egg.  The Emperor Penguin is the tallest and should have more dough than any other egg.  

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He labeled body parts of  this penguin without my asking…

 

Feet and clawsimage Head and beak
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He chose to use googley eyes instead of dough.

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He righty put the emperor in an ocean of tissue paper and used the left over Christmas snow I had to decorate the surrounding area!  How creative!!

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He made 7 species of  Penguins naming and labeling each according to the text in the book. 

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It was a wonderful way to support finding information within his reading and use key text features….Not to mention stir his imagination! 

For more great hands on penguin activities visit Embark On The Journey.

Raising Fairies and Knights -Flip Flop Penguin Book Craft

Frog Snails and Puppy Dog Tails– Penguin Snow Globe

Gift of Curiosity– Penguin Printables Pack ages 2-7

Thanks for reading,

Crystal

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Theafterschoolhouse

Hi! My name is Crystal. I am a mom of two. My daughter is 18. My son ,who attends public school, also needs a little extra help afterschool. This blog is all about how we keep learning fun at home as an extension of his school day and during school breaks.

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