Preschool and up: Read a number of
penguin children's books to the children over the course of a few
days. Give each child a "penguin graph" page. Have the
children write the titles of 2 to 4 books on their page. Then have
them wander around the classroom and ask their classmates which of their
titles was the classmate's favorite. Have them mark the favorite on
the graph paper box to track the most popular title.
Kindergarten and up: After reading a
number of fiction and non-fiction works, have the children write what it
might be like to have a penguin living in their house -- food needs,
temperature, playtime, etc would all be topics they could address.
Alternatively, you could have them write what they like about penguins.
Grade 1 and up: Use some of the
non-fiction penguin books (or KidZone's Penguin Facts)
to do research about penguins. Give each child 2 or 3 lined
"penguin pages" to write down some of the information they've