Thursday, January 10, 2013

Penguin Treats

Doing a unit on polar animals or, more specifically, penguins?  After discussing penguin's diets have your little "penguins" make a fishy snack of their own!  Goldfish crackers represent fish and the shelled sunflower seeds represent tiny krill (tiny shrimp-like creatures), both foods that penguins love to eat!

 Materials:  Sandwich bags, 3 bowls,  measuring spoons and cups, shelled sunflower seeds, original goldfish crackers, pretzel goldfish crackers, note cards, sharpie
 Separate sunflower seeds, original goldfish crackers, and pretzel goldfish crackers into 3 bowls.
 Write measurements onto note cards and place in front of the appropriate bowl.  I did 1 tbsp. for sunflower seeds and 1/4 cup each for the two types of crackers.
 You may add the measuring tool you would like the kids to use by each bowl  OR
 add the whole set and let the children find the correct measuring spoon after reading the note card.
 You may keep all the sandwich bags at the center so kids can make the snack on their own time or you may also pass bags out yourself.  If you want, you can label each bag before-hand with the children's names or with "______'s Penguin Treats".   If you label them, you can leave them at the center and they can practice name recognition by finding their bag.
 Children may go to the center and use the appropriate measuring tools to add "penguin food" into their sandwich bags.

They can eat their penguin snack while they listen to their favorite penguin story!

Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester is part of series of books that are some of my favorites.

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