P is for Penguin Lesson

P is for Penguin Lesson

This lesson is part of a series of home preschool lessons I do for 2 and 3 year olds.  Click to see How I Do Letter of the Week Lessons and the Preschool learning supplies I use.

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At the beginning of the lessons I usually show the clip from the Leapfrog Letter Factory DVD for the featured letter and we practice singing the letter sound.  Then I introduce the topic for the day and we do a letter craft based around it.

Penguin P craft idea from Crystal and Comp

Books We Read

  • Penguins Love Their ABCs by Sarah Aspinall:  My daughter loves this series of books about penguins learning new concepts.  This one provided a great review of the whole alphabet.
  • Be Brave, Little Penguin by Giles Andreae:  A sweet story about a little penguin who is scared of swimming.
  • Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups by Tadgh Bentley:  This is a really fun, interactive story of a penguin who is trying to get rid of his hiccups and needs the reader’s help.  It is good for many laughs!
  • Little Penguin Stays Awake by Tadgh Bentley:  In the same format, this one asks the reader to help the penguin stay awake so he can make a wish on a shooting star.  These books are really fun to read aloud!
  • Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon:  There are several books about this cute penguin that my kids enjoy, but I thought this one was perfect for the lesson since it included another p word with pinecone!

Activities We Did:

Find the P’s Worksheet

Pre-writing Practice Worksheet

Watched a video of real penguins carrying eggs on their feet and then let the kids pretend to be penguins by tying a pillow around them and using a ball as the egg on their feet.
Acted out the story of Penguin and Pinecone and the kids made their own pinecone pals to keep.
Played with penguins and other TOOB artic animals in playdough

Snack We Ate

Penguin cheddar crackers that I bought at Aldi

At the end of each lesson

We always sing the alphabet song, read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and add the letter to our coconut tree.

I usually do two lessons for each letter, but only share one outline on here for the sake of time.  The other lesson we did this week was P is for Polar Express and it was a lot of fun!

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