It snowed this past weekend, but instead of bundling the kids up in layers upon layers of winter clothing, I decided to bring the snow play indoors this time! And why not integrate it with a mini-unit on penguins? Here's what we did..
We watched this National Geographic video on YouTube about Emperor penguins. The girls especially enjoyed seeing the dads carry the baby penguins on their feet.
For our craft, I printed out a Penguin Tracing Activity for the girls to trace and color and they did a great job.
Next it was time for some sensory snow play! Earlier I had mentioned to the kids that we'd be playing with snow inside, and when they said something to their Dad about it, he gave me the "you know this is going to be a big mess" look. I was planning on bringing in a tray of snow for the kids to play with on their little table, but then I came up with the idea of playing with the snow in the kitchen sink - and boy am I glad I did!
It turned out to be a wonderful day learning about penguins. I'll definitely repeat the indoor snow sensory play again the next time it snows - the kids enjoyed it so much and it was a lot more convenient for me than taking them outside.
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