Monday, February 22, 2010

Penguin Pals

Anyone have 35mm film canisters laying around? I know...who has that anymore! I found a bag of them in my recycle drawer (where I keep such things handy for such occasions) and thought, who/what/were did these come from?? Anyways, I thought they would make a very cute penguin...and so this is how we came up with one.

Step 1.
Gather materials: Scrap paper, googly eyes and runny, sticky glue.

Step 2.
Cut out belly, beak and feet.

Step 3.
Glue belly, beak, feet and eyeballs on.

Completed Penguin Pal!

Another activity we did today after reading the book Without You, was a game played with beanbags. The beanbags represented penguin eggs and the children were the daddies taking care of their eggs. I played the song Happy Feet from Joanie Bartels and they waddled around the room without loosing their precious cargo! I loved how serious they became and how QUIET my classroom was for an entire 5 minutes! :)


  1. I love the thought of them waddling around the classroom :)

  2. Ms. Jessi I love it! I used all mine a while back making Oscar the Grouch! Ahh, the digital age, great for blogging, but miss the film cans! :)

  3. Don't worry, pretty soon someone will start manufacturing film canisters just for teachers, just the way the manufacture wooden thread spools, clothes pins, and popsicle sticks for us!

  4. Hahahaha! That is so true, Tom! I never thought of that..but so true!

  5. I hope they do, because there are so many uses for those canisters!! The bean bag idea was great, we used old Legg's Eggs for our penguin waddling... it didn't work to well. I will have to remember this for next year.
    Great Blog... Came over via Deborah's blog, Teach Preschool. Glad I did!!!

  6. It's very lovely penguin, well I think I will go to basement and find some inspirations :). I guess we have to find those canisters in the antique store

  7. GREAT ideas my son loves penguins :) thanks!


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