So from platypuses to penguins… we are truly into the “P” critters!! So of course it is time for a resource blog!
- Penguin Lapbook at LapbookLessons.
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins Unit and Lapbook Printables at Homeschoolshare.com
- Penguin Notebooking Pages at The Notebooking Fairy
- Colouring pages for Mr. Popper’s Penguins the movie at Education.com
- Grid Copy Penguin at Activity Village
- Penguin Color by Sight Words at Education.com
- Getting to the Zoo: What Time Is It? at Education.com
- Itsy Bitsy Penguin Book at KidZone
- Labelling an African Penguin at KidZone
- What I Learned About Penguins at KidZone Crafts
- Word Search (hard) at DLTK
- Emperor Penguin Colouring Page at Animals Town
- Snowflake printables at Snowflakes for Christmas
- A Penguin Grows Up at Teaching Heart
- Penguin Coloring Page at Heather Sybil Chavez
- Map of the US at FreeUsandWorldMaps.com
- Antartica Colouring Pages at Education.com
- Penguin Beach at the London Zoo
- Penguin Songs and Poems at KidZone
- SeaWorld Teacher’s guide at Seaworld.org
- Field Trip Site at Hud – this was suggested by the Mr. Popper’s lapbook site. Quite a good resource for some fun virtual government related tours.
- Our Poem/Song about penguins at DLTK
- What’s in the Egg, Little Pip? by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
- Penguin Says Please by Michael Dahl
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
- The Pebble First Guide to Penguins by Katy R. Kudela
- National Geographic Science Readers: Penguins by Anne Schreiber
- Little Penguin The Emperor of Antartica by Jonathon London
- A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis
- Face to Face With Penguins by Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott
- If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor
- Life Cycle of a Penguin by Lisa Trumbauer
- I am a Penguin by Karen Durrie
- My Penguin Osbert by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
- Turtle’s Penguin Day by Valerie Gorbachev
- Penguins by Lynn M. Stone
- Poles Apart by Elaine Scott
- Ready Freddy #19, The Penguin Problem by Abby Klein
- Paper Loop Penguins at Crafty-Crafted.com
- Enjoy a colour wheel with Art Projects for Kids. This is not so much a craft but a simple printable set up with all the colours, complementary, cold and warm… great illustration of it.
- Penguin finger puppets at Fantastic Find
- Penguin Parade File Folder Game at FileFolderFun.com
Of course there is always a video to supplement. If you want the cliff notes version of Captain Cook (the explorer our first penguin is named after)? Check out Crash Course World History on youTube.
We did have a video to watch:
- Really Wild Animals: Polar Prowl by National Geographic
No video to embed, but if you go to Amazon… Dirty Jobs included looking after Penguins at a zoo in an episode HERE. As there is a misunderstanding as to WHAT Captain Cook is early in the book, there is a small section on the dodo… I decided to do a little searching for some resources…
- A Dodo colouring page at Education.com
- Fun Fact page at The Jungle Store
- Extinct Birds: Dodo at Animal Planet
We had two videos we watched, TED only is relevant to the process of a Mythbusters host creating his own skeleton but some amazing shots of it and his reference.
And a museum short from Manchester
Some of the penguins were named after obvious famous people. We watched videos about some of the more interesting (to our boys) characters… First Columbus.
And two about Robert Falcon Scott
Chapter 13 deals with music AND training animals. So there is the music link for The Merry Widow Waltz HERE. And then Schubert’s Military March on youTube.
For trained animals we chose to take a peek at the trained cormorants in China. There is a list on the lapbook file of other options but this one seemed to scream our kids’ interest.
Mr. Popper starts his travels with the penguins in Seattle. So of course we had to check out a tourist video..