Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It's Penguin Week!

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?


  1. Do your boys go on Club Penguin? It's a site to play games on and supposed to be very safe for kids. My two younger ones play on there.

    And the penguins are cute! My youngest made a penguin in art this week!

  2. Love penguins :) and these are cute.

  3. My boys love penguins, too. They were my favorite to watch at the Milwaukee Zoo when I was little.

  4. I love penguins. I made penguin Christmas ornaments one year, they were on skis. I like the Looney Tunes penguin, too.

  5. Your penguins are crazy cute.

    My favorite penguin is Chilly Willy the Penguin! Does anyone remember him?! (Or am I old?)