Make a hatching penguin
Posted Jan 07, 2015 by Elmers
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    Make a Hatching Penguin

    Bring a baby penguin to life in a few easy steps! Our hatching penguin project provides teachers with the opportunity to teach students about the lives of penguins. Elmer’s Washable School helps your students create this fun and easy project.
    • Moderate
    • 5 - 8

    Supplies Needed

    Tip:

    • Discuss penguins with your kids. Introduce interesting facts about them, such as they are birds that do not fly, and their skin coloring acts as camouflage when they are swimming in water. Discuss how adult penguins lay eggs and take care of their young. Talk about the largest type of penguin, the Emperor Penguin, which stands about 3 feet 7 inches tall—almost as tall as a child!
    • Talk about penguin habitats. Use a classroom map to point out the Southern Hemisphere, where penguins live. Discuss how penguins live in cold climates, such as Antarctica, and in warmer climates, such as Galàpagos Island. Help kids find these locations on the map.
    • Use this project as an opportunity to introduce key vocabulary words, such as Antarctica, South Pole, penguin, hatchling, expedition, temperature, and below-freezing. Help kids use each of the vocabulary words in a complete sentence.

    Instructions

    1. Measure and cut a piece of black construction paper to fit around the toilet tissue tube. Glue it into place. Let the glue dry completely.
    2. Measure and cut out two circles from black construction paper to fit over the ends of the tube. Glue them into place. Let the glue dry completely.
    3. Cut out two teardrop-shaped pieces from black construction paper. These will be the penguin’s wings. Fringe the pointy ends with scissors and glue them to the tube. Let the glue dry completely.
    4. Cut out an oval from white construction paper. This will be the penguin’s belly. Glue it to the tube. Let the glue dry completely.
    5. Fold a sheet of orange construction paper in half. Cut out a small triangle along the fold.  This will be the penguin’s beak. Unfold the beak and glue it into place. Let the glue dry completely.
    6. Cut out feet from orange construction paper. Glue them to the bottom of the tube. Let the glue dry completely.
    7. Glue on a pair of Jiggly Eyes above the beak. You may choose to glue pieces of broken eggshell to the head of the penguin so it appears the penguin has just hatched. You can also cut out eggshell fragments from white paper. Let the glue dry completely.
    8. Display your penguin for others to see!

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