Thematic Thursday Penguins and Arctic Fun

It's Thematic Thursday and I'm joining my friend Carla with Comprehension Connections to share our ideas and resources about penguins. Penguins are the most interesting social animals. They feed, nest and travel in groups. Some of the rockeries consist of thousands of penguins, each with their own distinct call to find their mates or young. Today, I'm going to share some books, activities and ideas and links that are great resources for your penguin unit.

1. Books
Penguins! by Gail Gibbons - Everyone loves all of Gail Gibbons informational books. This book is recommended for grades 2-4 and focuses on the Emperor Penguin. It's easy to read and gives information about the penguin's habitat, characteristics and behavior.

Penguins! by Wayne Lynch - Wayne Lynch spent time with the penguins to take beautiful photographs and observe penguins in their habitat. I always recommend his books.

Pierre the Penguin by Jean Marzollo - I love this precious book because it's a true story. Pierre begins losing his feathers, therefore he losing his ability to stay warm. Pierre is an African Penguin at a zoo. A staff botanist comes up with a clever idea to save Pierre.

2. Activities and Ideas
I have two products on penguins filled with fun activities including a PowerPoint game, QR codes, gameboard and lapbook. AND, both of these products are on sale at my TPT store. Just click on images below.

3. Links
These sites about penguins and polar bears can be found on my Google site: - 

Drop by Comprehension Connection to learn more about penguins.


  1. Hello Sandy! Thanks so much for linking up today. I'm sorry you didn't get the message about the rafflecopter. I didn't want to put anyone on the spot to donate an item, but certainly, I love your things and would love to highlight you/your blog, etc if you'd like to do it in the future. I have to say again...your blog design just pops and is too cute! Just love it! Have a great weekend, and thanks again for linking up this week.

  2. Thanks for sharing these great ideas and resources. :)


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