These penguin manipulatives can be used for a variety of different purposes! They may be used in pretend play with the snow dough in my previous post, as counters, or incorporated into a literacy activity for beginning sounds like I will be doing tomorrow. In this post I use contact paper to cover them and make them sturdy and re-usable for dramatic play purposes. You may also laminate them if you have a laminating machine available to you. If you laminate them, I would suggest you first back them with posterboard or cardstock so that they don't curl up.