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Penguin Handprint Craft

Handprint crafts are so fun for me. My kids like making them and I love keeping them as memories and sentimental. This Penguin handprint is so cute and simple to make as a penguin craft for preschoolers or a preschool winter craft for Penguin Week in your classroom or homeschool! This penguin craft is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. 

Handprint crafts are so fun for me. My kids like making them and I love keeping them as memories and sentimental. This Penguin handprint is so cute and simple to make as a penguin craft for preschoolers or a preschool winter craft for Penguin Week in your classroom or homeschool! This penguin craft is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. 

Penguin Handprint

Not only is this penguin handprint fun but it is helping children strengthen necessary skills. Use this Tracing is a hard skill to master, so practicing on something as simple as tracing their own hand is an easy way to help them. This handprint penguin craft also focuses a lot on using scissors and glue. These are skills that are necessary for young children to practice! Crafting in general is a great way to encourage creativity, following directions and increase concentration for kids! This winter craft for preschoolers is perfect to make with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners in January and FEbruary. We love using this in a penguin theme or as part of a handprint crafts to treasure as precious keepsakes.

Handprint Penguin Craft

Handprint Penguin Craft

All you need to make this penguin craft are a few simple materials you probably already have on hand: 

  • Black & Orange construction paper 
  • White Pom Poms
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors 

Penguin craft for preschoolers

Penguin craft for preschoolers

Start by tracing your hand on the black construction paper. You can then cut this out. You’ll then want to flip it upside down so the fingers are pointing down.

Cut out a beak. We did this with orange construction paper. We cut out a square and then folded it half. Once it’s folded, cut a triangle, with the bottom of the triangle being the fold line. Put a stripe of glue on the fold of the triangle and glue it into the middle of the upper palm. Your penguin now has a beak.

penguin craft

Next, glue on googly eyes above the beak. For the white belly, we took white pom poms and glued them in an oval shape. Youcould literally do any shape that you want, we just chose an oval.  Now you’re done.
Winter craft for preschoolers

Winter craft for preschoolers

You could add a bow to make the penguin pretty or a bow tie to make it handsome, but it is cute just how it is also! 

Another fantastic benefit from this activity is strengthening fine motor skills. The hand muscles are strengthened when using scissors, squeezing glue and picking up/putting down the pom poms. These skills are all excellent for strengthening fine motor skills that are necessary for children. These are the skills that help them tie their shoes and hold a pencil.

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Snowman Activity for Preschool

Snowman Printables

Looking for snowman worksheets and educational snowman activity ideas? You will love these resources!

Snowman Math Activity for Preschool Beginning sounds worksheets can be so dull for our preschool kiddos, but they don't have to be. Engage your preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age child in a fun winter printables that is an abc game where they unknowingly practice early literacy skills. Your child will love "racing" you to the end as you try to get your polar bear back to his den in this alphabet games. This is a great game to add to your list of winter activities for preschoolers. Simply download pdf file with alphabet games for kids and you are ready to practice letter recognition and phonemic awareness with young kids. FREE Winter Worksheets for preschoolers - kids will have fun practicing counting, tracing letters, matching uppercase and lower case letters, and more with these super cute snowman, snowflake, snowball, igloo themed toddler, perschool and kindergarten age worksheets to make learning fun.

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Deanna

Deanna Hershberger is a work at home mom, coffee obsessed, a diy addict and a Netflix binger. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter and enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband. She shares all of this on her blog Play Dough & Popsicles.

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