World Penguin Day Activities for Kids

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On April 25, you and your children can celebrate all things penguin with these World Penguin Day activities for kids.

When we visit the zoo or the aquarium, we love to visit the penguin exhibit. Watching these dapper little animals waddle and dive is always the highlight of our visits.

With World Penguin Day just around the corner, you can use these activities to teach your kids more about these adorable animals.

World Penguin Day Activities

The activities featured below are perfect for not only World Penguin Day but also for winter – when many of us incorporate penguins into our homeschool lessons.

You’ll find books, printables, crafts, and more all featuring penguins. While I haven’t focused on it here, you can use this as an opportunity to discuss Arctic animals.

These World Penguin Day activities are perfect for kids in grades K-3. They’re perfect for both home and classroom use so co-ops can utilize these ideas, as well.

Penguin Habitat

One obvious activity you can do to celebrate World Penguin Day is to visit a penguin habitat at your local zoo or aquarium.

If you don’t live near a penguin exhibit, you can find a YouTube video to share with your kids.

Penguin Science

This easy penguin science experiment is a great way to show your kids how penguins stay dry in the color and icy water.

Describe how penguins hold eggs on their feet. Then, let your kids practice holding an “egg” on their feet. They’ll love it!

This penguin science experiment demonstrates how penguins slide on their tummies across the ice.

Penguin Learning Activities

This Counting Penguins book will help your young learners practice counting, number recognition, and writing numbers through twenty!

This penguin emotions printable helps children recognize and understand feelings and emotions.

Kids can use the penguin subtraction mat to practice acting out story problems.

Penguin Crafts

Are you looking for a new winter craft to do with your little ones? Don’t miss this waddling penguin craft!

Kids will love turning empty water bottles into penguins. Follow this simple tutorial for a super easy (and oh so cute) water bottle penguin craft

This adorable paper plate penguin is a great way to allow kids of all ages to get creative with an adorably simple craft.

Books About Penguins

Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about penguins. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

PenguinsTacky the PenguinIf You Were a Penguin


Penguins – In Explore My World Penguins, curious kids ages 3 to 7 will be excited to learn about the delightful world of penguins: the extreme lengths they go to to care for their young and the relationship between baby penguins and their parents.

Tacky the Penguin – Tacky’s perfect friends find him annoying until his odd behavior saves the day.

If You Were a Penguin – In this simple, rhyming picture book, the youngest readers will learn about penguins. This is the perfect read-aloud for teachers and parents to share with young children as they imagine what life as a penguin is like!


Everyone’s a winner with this super fun, non-competitive game to practice colors and shapes vocabulary! Spin the spinner, match the fish and collect them in your net. But, wait! You might have to feed a fish to the Hungry Penguin

Stack and sort five brightly-colored wooden rings, topped with an adorable penguin. The base of this wooden penguin stacker is curved for additional fun rocking movement!

Spark your Kiddo’s creative interest with this Penguin Pals Dough Kit! Sensory play and loose parts play rolled into one, this kit gives kids the unlimited ability to play, create and learn.

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