Penguin Science Play & Activities

Preschool Learning About Penguins

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Simple Preschool Science Learning Activities!

It’s time for another great Saturday Science blog hop! Our science experiments are always hands-on and fun, but we don’t always do experiments that have a huge WOW factor but we always try for a fun factor! There are so many concepts to explore! This week we have been doing some wintery projects and I thought learning about penguins  through hands on play might be fun!


Learning About Penguins: Penguin Ice Melt Science Experiment

We started our learning about penguins adventure with this simple and fun ice melt science experiment. His new favorite experiment is all about ice! To read the full post and see how much fun we had, head over to B-Inspired Mama. I am a regular contributor and proud B-Inspired Mama!

penguin ice melt

Learning About Penguins: Penguin Measuring Activity

I love to use book to help us learn about different things and I really think it helps Liam especially to see what we are talking  about visually! The Penguin Book Birds In Suits by Dr. Mark Norman, was an inexpensive find at a second hand store. Probably a little advanced for right now, but it had great pictures and great little facts. One of the facts that we found fun was looking at the height of the different penguins. We used our TOOB penguin figures for this activity. Learning about penguins can include so many different things! We got out a measuring tape and opened it up to Liam’s height. Then we looked through the book and determined the height of each of our penguins and placed them on the appropriate number. Great conversation for words like tallest, shortest, same, even and more. Yes. Liam is taller than most Emperor penguins!

penguin measuring activity

Learning About Penguins: Penguin Habitat Sensory Play

I will have to admit that I didn’t know much about the different penguins, so it was fun to learn something new together. Another learning about penguins activity turned into making sensory habitats! Learning about penguins also includes where they live. No, they don’t live with polar bears! Bears at the top, penguins at the bottom! We grouped them into three categories based on our book. The first being Antarctica (very very cold), Sub Antarctica and cooler temp islands (cold), and South Africa and South America, Galapagos Islands (Warm-very warm). He helped me create the sensory habitat for each. He got ice for Antarctica and sand for South Africa. We added ocean to each and some rocks and green gems to the two less cold habitats. We had fun creating them, talking about the penguins that lived in each and of course playing with the sensory materials while learning about penguins. I did overhear him telling daddy about some of the things we had talked about and giving him a tour around the habitats. They are always listening!

penguin habitat play


There you have it! Simple preschool gravity science experiment. I truly thinks he gets the most simplest definition of gravity and had a lot of fun exploring it over and over again. It also made for great gross motor play indoors! What goes up must come down! Well at least until gets stuck somewhere, haha!



Time for Saturday Science Blog Hop!

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  1. I have to try the Ice Melt Activity with my kids!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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