Well, it is at our house, anyway. Friday is National Penguin Awareness Day, so I thought it would be fun for the boys to do penguin crafts this week. They made these simple construction paper ones yesterday. You might notice that their bellies are made of notebook paper. That's because every Thursday I have the boys write a simple poem relating to the theme of the week. Tomorrow they'll do their poems and then add them onto the bellies of the penguins. Today they're making penguins from paper plates. The paint is still drying, so they're not finished yet.
Nathan said he wanted to read some Tacky the Penguin books, so he'll do that tomorrow. Those are hilarious. We only have a few of them (maybe four), but I'd love to get the others someday. We might also watch Surf's Up and Happy Feet in honor of the little black and white birds. We have that other documentary film about penguins -- March of the Penguins -- so maybe we can fit that in as well, although it is a little slow. It's been snowing here all day, so the penguin theme fits in well. I think my favorite penguin is that little one from Looney Tunes. Do you remember him? He's the one that follows Bugs Bunny around, always crying ice cubes. He's so adorable.
How about you -- do you have a favorite penguin character?