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7 Easy Fun Daycare Activities For World Penguin Day

Daycare Activities For World Penguin Day

Happy World Penguin Day! It’s time to celebrate these adorable and fascinating birds with some fun Daycare Activities For World Penguin Day. Here are seven ideas that are sure to be a hit with the kids.

What daycare activities for World Penguin Day can you do? Here are seven ideas that are sure to be a hit with the kids:

1. Penguin Art

Who doesn’t love getting creative with some art supplies? For this activity, grab some paper, pencils, markers, and maybe some colored paper or fabric scraps to create collages. Encourage the kids to draw or paint their favorite species of penguin. You could even have some pictures of penguins on hand for inspiration. Once they’re done, display their artwork proudly for everyone to see.

2. Penguin Walk

Penguins are known for their waddle, so why not challenge the kids to waddle like penguins? You could have them waddle across the room, on the playground, or even set up a mini obstacle course for added fun. To make it even more realistic, encourage them to flap their wings and make some penguin noises.

3. Penguin Dance Party

Who says you need a reason to dance? Play some music and have the kids dance like penguins. Encourage them to flap their wings and move their feet like penguins do. You could even make it a dance-off or have a contest to see who can come up with the best penguin dance moves.

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4. Penguin Story Time

There’s nothing like a good story to capture the attention of young minds. Choose a book about penguins, such as “Tacky the Penguin” by Helen Lester or “Penguin Problems” by Jory John, and read it to the kids. Use different voices and sound effects to make it even more engaging. You could also ask them questions about the story to encourage comprehension and critical thinking.

Choose a book about penguins, such as “Tacky the Penguin” by Helen Lester or “Penguin Problems” by Jory John, and read it to the kids. 

5. Penguin Science

Learning about animals can be both fun and educational. Take some time to teach the kids about the different types of penguins and where they live. You could even incorporate some science experiments, like demonstrating how penguins stay warm in cold temperatures or showing them how penguins catch their food.

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6. Penguin Snacks

Who doesn’t love a good snack? For this activity, make some penguin-themed snacks with the kids. You could make marshmallow penguins or create penguin-shaped sandwiches. Not only will they have fun making the snacks, but they’ll also enjoy eating them afterward.

Check out this fun recipe for Marshmallow Penguins!
Yield: 12 Servings

Marshmallow Penguins

This recipe is for cute and tasty Marshmallow Penguins that are perfect for a fun treat for World Penguin Day or a themed party. The penguins are made from regular and mini marshmallows, chocolate, and orange and black candy melts or frosting. The marshmallows are coated in chocolate, decorated with eyes, beak, and black licorice strings or candy melts for the eyes, and assembled with chocolate-dipped wings and feet.

These adorable Marshmallow Penguins are easy to make and are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. They're a fun addition to any celebration and are great for bringing a smile to someone's face. Enjoy!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • Regular sized marshmallows
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips or chocolate candy melts
  • Orange candy melts or frosting
  • Black licorice strings or black candy melts


    1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 15 seconds until smooth.

    2. Dip one regular-sized marshmallow into the chocolate, making sure to coat it completely. Set it on a piece of wax paper to dry.

    3. Cut a mini marshmallow in half diagonally and dip each half into the chocolate. These will be the penguin's wings.

    4. Cut another mini marshmallow in half lengthwise and dip each half into the chocolate. These will be the penguin's feet.

    5. Use a toothpick to draw eyes and a beak onto the front of the penguin's body using the orange candy melts or frosting. If using candy melts, melt them according to package directions first.

    6. Cut two pieces of black licorice string or use black candy melts to create two small circles for the penguin's eyes. Press them onto the toothpick-drawn eyes.

    7. Use a toothpick to draw a line down the center of the penguin's body to create the division between the white and black feathers.

    8. Once the chocolate has hardened, use a bit of melted chocolate to attach the wings and feet to the penguin's body.

    That's it! These marshmallow penguins are not only cute and fun to make, but they're also a tasty treat that kids are sure to love.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 3.6gSaturated Fat: 2.2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 10gProtein: 0.8g
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7. Penguin Races

What better way to end the day than with a fun race? Set up a race track and have the kids race like penguins. They could slide on their bellies, waddle, or hop like a penguin. You could even time them and keep track of their scores to add some friendly competition.

Daycare Activities For World Penguin Day

There are plenty of fun and educational activities you can do with kids to celebrate World Penguin Day. Whether you’re drawing penguins, waddling like them, or learning about their habitats and behaviors, these activities are sure to capture their attention and make for a fun-filled day. So, gather your supplies and get ready to celebrate these amazing birds!

This will be the hit of the Summer at your daycare!

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