What we used:
black, white, and orange construction paper
googly eyes (we got for free from craftprojectideas)
orange foam sheets
scissors and exacto knife used by parent
What we did:
I cut a hole in the top of the frosting can with the exacto knife. I cut a piece of black construction paper to fit the can. My 5 yr son helped glue it on. I cut out a white circle and we glued it on to the can also. I cut out an orange beak for my son to glue on. Last, he added the googly eyes. Now we had a penguin and a hungry one at that.
Now that we had this hungry penguin I had to make him some fish to eat. I had orange squares cut out of foam sheets from our sticky paper pumpkin that I never shared on the blog from the fall. I knew I saved those little squares for something. I took those cut up foam squares and drew fish on them with a sharpie.
My 5 yr could not wait to sit down and feed this hungry penguin. I was excited that he was so excited. This turned out to be a great quiet time activity for him while the 2 younger boys napped!
I had to go do house work( like wash the clothes so we could put on clean pants the next day, lol) while he sat counting and feeding the penguin. I wanted to make him sight words as well to read them out as he fed the can. I did not have time then, but I did come back and make him 10 ( to start with) sight words to feed the penguin. When he gets to know these words I will make him 10 more. I also plan to make the letters to the alphabet for them as well. My 2 year old just feeds the penguin but that is great too for his little hand muscles- fine motor skills practice. If my oldest or I am with him while he places the foam squares in the can we go over the colors and numbers with him.
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