Penguin Fact Cards

Why

Penguins are loads of fun! Create cool penguin fact cards with Crayola Twistables® Slick Stix™ Crayons that you can trade, display or even make up your own game.


Steps

1. Did you know there are 17 different species of penguins that live in the Southern Hemisphere? Learn and compare penguins by making cards that highlight their physical features and list interesting facts.


2. Use books or the Internet to view detailed pictures of different species of penguins. Draw a picture of a penguin on white paper. Younger children can trace a cut-out penguin onto a piece of white paper.


3. Color the penguin with Crayola Slick Stix™ Crayons. Slick Stix contain pigments that may stain clothing, fabrics and other household surfaces. Wear a smock to protect clothing and cover your work surface with newspaper. For smaller details, use regular Crayola Crayons. Cut out the penguin with Crayola Scissors.


4. Cut several pieces of construction paper into 5 in. x 8 in. (12.7 cm x 20.3 cm) cards. Cut several 1 in. x 5 in. (2.5cm x 12.7cm) wide strips to add as decorative edges to the cards. Glue the strips to the top and bottom of the card with a Crayola Glue Stick.


5. Glue the penguins onto the center of the colored construction paper card with a Glue Stick.


6. Write the name of the penguin species and other interesting facts onto the card with a Crayola Crayon.


Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Adult Assistance is required for this arts & crafts project.

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.

Adaptations

  • Students create a card game to play with classmates.
  • Students create matching habitat cards for each penguin species.
  • Students orally present information to the class about one species of penguin.
  • Special needs students may need assistance cutting out penguins and writing facts on the cards.
  • Assessment: Students accurately illustrate several penguin species using physical features as identifying characteristics. Students gather facts about size, diet and habitat.

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Supplies

crayola supplies
  • Crayons
  • Glue Sticks
  • Blunt-Tip Scissors
  • Twistables® Slick Stix™ Crayons
  • Construction Paper
household supplies
  • recycled newspaper
  • white paper
  • ruler
  • art smock

Overview

grades

  • Grades 1 to 3
  • Grades 4 to 6
  • Grades 7 to 12
  • Special Needs

subjects

  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Visual Arts

time

  • 30 to 60 minutes

benefits

  • Students research and gather facts about penguin species using books and the Internet.

  • Students gather information about penguin habitats.

  • Students distinguish between penguin species by illustrating physical differences.

Cirriculum

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