penguin mini unit {freebie}

I hope you are having a great week back in school. I can’t believe how fast time goes and how fast this 
week has gone by… and I really can’t believe tomorrow is Friday! {Thank goodness!}
Last year my students made these adorable penguins. I love giving step-by-step instructions and then letting my students interpret the art in their own way. Art like this always seems to resemble each students’ unique personality and it cracks me up! If you want to make these in your own classrooms, just give your students simple, step-by-step instructions. Start with the snow at the bottom of the page and have them tear it so it looks real. Then have them make the body out of two rectangles {1 black, 1 white}, the feet out of a circle {cut in half}, the beak out of a triangle, and the eyes out of circles. {You’ve probably already noticed, but this activity ties in great with shapes and symmetry.} Then for the eyes they used googly eyes and they finger painted the snow in the background. The best part about this art project is the small amount of prep work.  Since they are making their own shapes, you don’t have to do a lot to get this activity ready! 
I have also put together a FREE unit for all the penguin lovers out there. 
It includes two writing activities {a penguin story and report outline}, with accompanying worksheets, 
that are perfect for winter/January!  Click the picture below to download!
I also found a great Reader’s Theater about Tacky the Penguin from the Reading Lady
Click here to download it. It also includes some great poems and songs about penguins.
I”ll definitely be adding this download to my files!
Jodi at Fun in First has an adorable free penguin unit, too! Click here to check it out.
Heather at Heather’s Heart also has a lot of free resources that you must download! 
Click here to check out Heather’s penguin worksheets.
Rachelle at What the Teacher Wants has a fun Penguin Pie activity that looks really yummy and 
I’m sure your students will love it! Click here to check it out.
If you have anymore great {and free} penguin resources, let me know and 
I’ll add it to this post so others can check it out!
I hope you enjoy this unit and I’d love to hear what you think about it. ENjOY!

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