Well, I already posted about our foot print penguin craft over here, but I wanted to share the other fun things we did with our penguin unit. This unit was a little crazy because we were planning Caleb’s 6th birthday party along with it, so there was lots to be done, but we managed to squeeze in a few additions to the My Father’s World curriculum. We had a lot of fun studying all the polar animals and their habitat.
I Made an EDIBLE polar sensory experience for the kids. This was super easy and they ALL loved it. Here is what I used: water (with a drop of blue food coloring), ice, cool whip, a pinch of powdered sugar and a few light blue sprinkles. I topped it all with plastic polar animals that we already had. They played and ate and thought it was so COOL!
I can’t take credit for this one. Caleb snagged a to go container from our up-cycle bins and decorated it to make it a polar habitat for all his polar animals. He showed it to me after he had done it all. He is a crafty little guy, like mama like son!
Here it is on the inside.
I made these penguin cookies for dessert one day. Well, I didn’t bake them. I am in the middle of Jenny Craig and I just knew I couldn’t handle the smell of anything fresh-baked wafting through my kitchen. SO, I bought some regular old sugar cookies, tinted some chocolate frosting black and added eyes and a beak using candy.
OK, so they may look a little bit more like Elvis than penguins, but I did my best!
Here are our footprint penguins. You can see the full story of how these unfolded into a beautiful lesson on humility here.
Ok, I am catching up, my kangaroo post is next and then the police birthday party. But for now, just me and my bed- night everyone.