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Penguin Lesson Plan Theme

A full week of activities to keep preschoolers busy learning about penguins.


Songs and Fingerplays

I’m A Little Penguin…
(Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a little penguin on the ice.
I think cold is very nice.
I can hop around first once,
Then twice, I think ice is very nice.

I’m A Little Penguin…
(Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a little penguin black and white.
Short and wobbly, an adorable sight.
I can’t fly at all but I love to swim.
So I’ll waddle to the water and dive right in.

I’m a Little Penguin…
(“I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a little penguin
Round and fat
Here is my beak,
Here is my hat.
Winter days are coming,
Hear me shout,
“Please don’t toss
My mittens out!”

On Top Of An Iceberg…
(“On Top of Old Smoky”)

On top of an iceberg, All covered with snow, I saw my first
penguin And I wanted to know.

Oh is it a bird,
Or is it a fish?
I looked at his feathers,
And knew which was which.
I said, “Mr. Penguin,
Which species are you?”
He said, “I’m an emperor,
And not a gentoo.”
I said, “Mr. Penguin,
What’s under you patch?”
He said, “It’s an egg,
It’s ready to hatch!”
I said, “Mr. Penguin,
Oh, where is your wife?”
“She’s out in the ocean,
She’ll be back tonight.”
Said Mr. Penguin,
“Her name is Jill.
She’s out in the ocean,
Feeding on krill.”
The next thing I knew,
I heard a small peep.
And I saw a chick,

At the emperor’s feet!

Three Little Penguins Dressed In Black…
Three little penguins, dressed in white and black.

Waddle, waddle forward and waddle right back!
Three little penguins, in a funny pose,
They are wearing their evening clothes.
Their suits are black and