Hungry Penguin Learning Game For Kids

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During the holidays we made a few cakes and cookies and had left over frosting.  My oldest had asked me several times over the last few years to make him edible playdough again.  I always tell him I do not have the ingredients to make it.  Well, the left over frosting was just what I needed to make it for him.  After we made the playdough I had a frosting can just begging me to turn it into a Hungry Penguin and make a learning game for the kids. My oldest made sure to oversee the project to make sure he had a penguin to his liking. I enjoyed having him there to help me out with this project. 
Hungry Penguin Learning Game For Kids

Hungry Penguin Learning Game For Kids
Hungry Penguin Learning Game For Kids

What we used:

frosting can

black, white, and orange construction paper

glue stick

googly eyes (we got for free from craftprojectideas)

orange foam sheets

sharpies

scissors and exacto knife used by parent

Hungry Penguin Learning Game For Kids

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.

Hungry Penguin Learning Game For Kids


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. 

Hungry Penguin Learning Game For Kids
I used different colors for the purpose of going over all the colors with the kids.  I also added numbers to the back of each fish so the kids could count as they fed the penguin.
Hungry Penguin Learning Game For Kids

 

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!

Hungry Penguin Learning Game For Kids

 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.

Hungry Penguin Learning Game For Kids
sight words

 

Hungry Penguin Learning Game For Kids
As always I hope you and the kids can have fun with this too.
 
 
     

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