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Thematic Units - Penguins

Penguin Thematic Unit


You will find various Lesson Plans on the top portion of this page.
Further down, you will find Web Sites.
We have a page full of Books that you can order directly from!

Lesson Plans & Activities

A Penguin’s Winter Wonderland Grades K-3
Students will write a creative story or poem based on a penguin scene they create using ImageBlender.

Antarctica: Animal Printouts Grades Various
You can learn about the animals and print pictures to color. Brought to you by Zoom School.

CanTeach: Penguins Grades Various
A fun collection of songs and poems.

ChildFun Family Website: Penguins Grades Various
A great resource for arts & crafts, games & activities, recipes & snacks, and songs & finger plays.

Coloring Pages Grades Various
A great collection of various types of penguin worksheets to print and color.

Easy Penguin Craft Grades Primary
A fun way for young students to practice their circles.

Footprint Penguin Grades 1-3
Make adorable penguins for the classroom bulletin board.

Penguin Activities Grades Various
Penguin Printable Worksheets and other "Off line" Activities.

Penguin Capers Grades K-3
In this thematic unit of study, students will explore penguins and expand their knowledge of penguins to include different types of penguins, their behavior, habitat, communication, reproduction, diet, eating habits and conservation.

Penguin Craft Grades Primary
A fun craft that can easily be paired with a story.

Penguin Light Bulb Grades 3-5
After researching and learning about penguins, students use old light bulbs to create a clever penguin craft.

Penguin Songs Grades Primary
A fun collection of songs.

Penguin Theme Unit Grades 1-3
Students will learn about the Emperor penguin.

Reader's Theatre Tacky the Penguin Grades K-5
There are no materials needed for this fun Reader's Theatre activity.

Sea World
Sea World offers teacher guides to penguin units. Click on the grade level you want. (They are both a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.)
K - 3
4 - 8

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Web Sites

KidZone Penguins
Activities, facts and photos.

Live from Antarctica 2
Ready for a field trip you'll enjoy as much as your students? Set sail with Passport to Knowledge for Live from Antarctica 2!

Vancouver Aquarium Live Penguin Cam
Watch penguins on the live WebCam.

Penguin Planet
More information about penguins than you ever needed!

Brought to you by Sea World. A complete collection of information and resources.

The World of Penguins
This is a wonderful PBS resource.

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The Teacher's Corner has hand selected a bunch of books for our Penguins Unit that you can find at great prices on

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