World Penguin Day coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins. This happens each year on or around April 25th. Penguins do not fly, but walk or waddle. This little guy sure seems happy…
Here are some fun ways in which you can celebrate, too!
Dress in black and white colors, and waddle around like a penguin today.
Draw and color some penguins. Click here for tutorials.
Watch a movie or video about penguins. (Mr. Popper’s Penguins, March of the Penguins, Madagascar, Happy Feet. Also, in the major animated sequence of Disney’s Mary Poppins, Mary and Bert are served by a group of penguin waiters. Afterwards, Bert has an extended dance sequence with them.)
Read a book about penguins. (The children’s book Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard & Florence Atwater tells the story of Mr. Popper and his twelve performing penguins.)
Eat a packaged frozen dinner by Kid Cuisine. (Kid Cuisine uses a penguin named K.C. Penguin as its mascot.)
Go to see some penguins if they have any at your local zoo or aquarium.
Search the Internet for penguin information, or simply visit the links below:
Penguin InfoBook – Learn just about everything there is to know about penguins with this online book, also available as a printer-friendly PDF.
Pete & Barb’s Penguin Pages – Inside this site you will find everything you want to know about penguins. There are more than 150 information pages and 250 photographs.
Penguins Around the World – An interactive site for learning about the 17 different kinds of penguins and where they live. Includes pictures, maps, lesson plans, project ideas, an internet treasure hunt, and other activities. After learning about penguins you can test your Penguin IQ with online quizzes.
New Zealand Penguins – Information on the penguin species of New Zealand, their status, conservation, where to view them, penguin facts, penguin events, research, news, webcams and games. New Zealand has more species of penguins than any other country!
Emperor Penguins – A National Geographic Kids page. Includes fun facts, video and audio clips.
Cool Chicks – Take a peek at the lives of penguins at SeaWorld.
Penguin Geek – Read up on anything and everything about the fascinating world of penguins.
http://www.eslholidaylessons.com/04/world_penguin_day.html – World Penguin Day lesson.