Five Activities to use with Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Activity #1 [Music]
Mr. Popper had the idea of training the penguins to perform for an audience to earn money. They moved the piano down to the cellar. Mrs. Popper played three different pieces of music. The penguins were trained to perform a certain act when each piece of music was played on the piano.
Click on this link to listen to the three pieces of music. Explain how the music and the movements work together.
Activity #2 [Penguin Crafts]
Click on the images to visit the different sites for instructions. [Note: The craft and food ideas come from various websites. The links will take you to a new window. Once you have read about the activity, you can close the window to return to this page.]
These super cut penguins are made from paper towel rolls. The website
provides step-by-step instructions with photos.
How cute is this!! The penguin is made form a toilet paper roll.
The website explains “How to Draw a Penguin”
Torn Paper Penguin
Activity #3 [Penguin Edibles]
Activity #4 [Ten Interesting Facts]
Read “Ten Interesting Facts about Penguins,” and then use the organizer to have students write their own interesting facts about penguins.
This anchor chart was created with the help of a small group of RTI students. The students wrote their facts on lined sticky notes. Students then created this simple penguin from construction paper. The anchor chart was quick and easy to make, and the students were super proud of the finished product.
Activity #5 [Sample Writing Activities from Mr. Popper’s Penguins Book Unit]
Click the image below to download this free sample from Mr. Popper’s Penguins Interactive Notebook and Activity Unit.
Do you need additional teaching resources. Check out Mr. Popper’s Penguins Book Unit. Here are a few sample pages below:
Vocabulary Word Cards and Practice Booklet
Foldable Graphic Organizers to Teach Common Core Skills