It’s that time of year for penguin activities! Here is a simple and absolutely ADORABLE penguin rock craft that is totally doable for preschoolers to big kids. You can make these just for fun or add these penguins to a sensory bin or an arctic themed story stone mat. Give them a try this winter!
These are completely inspired by an Oreo penguin snack activity that I did in my preschool classroom. To be honest, I’m always thinking of ways to turn non-nature activities into adorable nature crafts:)
Here’s how I changed the snack activity to a nature activity (we used a little dab of white frosting to make the following stick to the Ore0):
- Instead of using Oreos, I used a rocks.
- Instead of using candy eyeballs, I used googly eyes.
- Instead of using an orange M&M for the beak, I used construction paper (I also added orange feet to the rocks).
- Instead of using white chocolate melting disks for the white tummy, I used soft cotton balls.
Sounds simple enough, right?! Here’s what you’ll need to make your penguin rocks…
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Here’s What We Did:
Gather your rocks. If you don’t have black rocks, you can always paint them black. Painting rocks is such a soothing activity that kids just LOVE! We have a few black rocks from a local lake, so we skipped the painting step this time around
We starting from the top of the penguin and worked our way down. First, we put the eyeballs on the penguin. These are sticky googly eyes, so they don’t require glue.
I cut out the beaks and feet from orange construction paper. These don’t need to be perfect!
Leo glued the beaks right under the eyes. You can choose to dab the glue right on the rock or put it one the paper.
Glue the cotton balls on the tummy area. Leo put the glue right on the rock for this step. Then he tore a little piece of cotton and spread it on the glue. You don’t need the whole cotton ball, just a little thin layer. I just love this part of the penguin rock! It turns it into such a soft and sweet rock craft.
Now it’s time to glue the feet on the stone and you are all done!
They turned out soooo cute! These are the perfect decoration or play accessory.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
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I hope you give this activity a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.