I found that children love to create things! We made these paper bag penguins when we did a Winter unit in Kindergarten. Just the other day, I helped two cute home school girls make one, and I loved their creativity!
First we talked about penguins, where they live, that they are actually birds, and what they eat. We talked about what eats them, as well. Most children who have watched the movie, Happy Feet, know quite a bit about this subject. It makes for a lively discussion!
Next, I showed the children the penguin that I made, but explained that they were free to make their penguin look any way they wanted.
I love to see the creativity of this age! Here are a couple of pictures of the home school girls with their penguins.