What cute animal is actually a bird and looks like it is dressed in a tuxedo? The gorgeous penguin, of course, and today we’re going to have a look at this natural underwater torpedo sensation. In this post, you will also find FREE penguin colouring pages, puzzles, crafts, adorable paper gifts and creative ideas for kids… enjoy!
Exodus 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
Job 12:7-10 But ask now the beasts and they shall teach you; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell you. Or speak to the earth and it shall teach you; and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto you. Who knows not in all these that the hand of the LORD has wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.
Psalm 95:5-6 The sea is His, and He made it; and His hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
Isaiah 40:12 Who else has held the oceans in His hand?
PENGUIN ~ FUN FACTS AND SPECIAL DESIGN FEATURES
- Penguins are classified as flightless birds.
- Emperor penguins can grow as tall as 4 feet (1.2 m) tall.
- Emperor penguins can live for 20 years.
- Emperor penguins survive the coldest weather in the world with a waterproof coat of feathers over a woolly jumper of downy fur. Their coat is so dense they can have 200 feathers in every square inch.
- Emperor penguin chicks are adorable balls of grey fluff… but then you already knew that. :)
- Emperor penguins are world championship deep divers and can hold their breath up to 18 minutes or more.
- Penguins’ unique body shape combined with a layer of blubber is a fantastic design that not only keeps out the cold, but turns them into fast-moving underwater torpedoes. They were born to fly, not in the air, but in the water.
- Penguins leap out of the water like a porpoise, launching up to 6 feet (1.8m) into the air as they come back to land.
- Emperor penguin wings are so strong they can break a human leg bone with one swipe. :o
PENGUIN ~ INFORMATION FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Emperor Penguin ~ Fun Facts for Kids (Answers in Genesis) The largest of the penguins, they are easily recognized by their jet black head, grayish-black wings and back, and white belly. An orange-yellow band extends from behind the eyes of the emperor penguin downward to the neck and chest area. There is also orange coloring on its lower beak. All penguins are flightless on land, but “fly” very well under water. The male incubates the egg, carrying it on his feet and protecting it while the female hunts for food.
Emperor Penguin – Fun Facts for Kids (Answers in Genesis) Enduring sub-zero temperatures and hurricane force winds, they survive in these extreme conditions because of their thick plumage… The emperor penguin feeds on squid and fish… catching them in its long razor-edged bill… penguins gather inland on solid ice… each female lays one large egg, which is carried on the feet and covered with a fold of skin. It is passed between the female and male until the female heads off to feed in the open water a few days later. The male incubates the egg for 40 to 50 days… Penguins huddle together to keep warm. The female returns a few days before the egg hatches…
Designed NOT to Fly – Information for Kids (Answers in Genesis) Emperor penguins’ wings are so strong they can break human leg bones with one swipe! God designed every animal with a unique combination of skills to bring Him glory.
Penguins – designed to swim (Answers in Genesis) No matter how many hours you stare up at the clouds, you’ll never see a formation of penguins flying overhead. That’s because God gave them uniquely designed wings to fly underwater.
Underwater flight – information for kids (Answers in Genesis) Penguins are specially designed with powerful muscles to “fly” through the water. Penguins are world-champion divers. In fact, emperor penguins can plunge to depths of 1,854 feet (565 m) and stay underwater for almost 30 minutes. Penguins will leap out of the water like a porpoise… sometimes launching 6 feet (1.8m) into the air. Just before launch, they release a cushion of bubbles that propels them forward two to three times their normal speed.
PENGUIN ~ COLOURING FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Penguin – colouring (coloringcafe) free printable
Emperor Penguin family – colouring (miniaturemasterminds) parents bending over their cute chick; free printable
Penguin – word art colouring (Dover sample) in a swirly frame
Penguin with two chicks – winter colouring (easypeasyandfun) fine detail; free printable
P is for Penguin – colouring (1plus1plus1equals1) parents bending over their chick; free printable
Penguin with a crown – personalised colouring (frecklebox) add your child’s name; free printable (via ‘add to cart’)
Jazz up your colouring pages shrink or combine pages to make a new scene, add a border, a title, a Bible verse and some clip art to make your colouring pages more interesting with this easy tutorial
GOD OF WONDERS DVD Ocean creatures are engineering marvels and compelling evidence for an an incredible Creator. Visually stunning and presented by PhD scientists full of awe as they explore our Creator’s handiwork and what it reveals about His character, power, wisdom, majesty and care. You need a break anyway, don’t you? Take a two minute holiday and watch these Biblical scientists giving glory to God. The whole documentary is fabulous, but in this short segment, they discuss the incredible creatures of the sea.
PENGUIN ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Ocean in His hands – Isaiah 40:12 (ateachingmommy) Bible memory verse puzzle, Bible memory verse card, colours; handwriting practice to help your child memorise the Bible verse and cool devotional to figure out how big God is: Who else has held the ocean in His hands? We know that the ocean is VERY big, isn’t it. It holds more water than this bucket, than this cup, and even this pool (or bath tub). Our memory verse this week talks about the oceans; free printable
Penguins – hidden picture puzzle (answersingenesis) free printable
Penguin family – find the difference (supercoloring) penguin parents bending over their chick; Penguins playing in the snow – find the difference; in colour; free printable
Penguin – shaped maze (printactivities) free printable
Penguin – maze (Dover sample) help the penguin find his friends; free printable
Penguin – shaped maze (animaljr) free printable
Penguin – scenic maze (teamofmonkeys)
Penguin – printables (plus1plus1equals1; scroll down) a selection of easy puzzles, counting, handwriting, learn to draw and other activities; for younger children; free printable
Penguin – coloring / puzzles / learn to draw (colormountain; scroll down) free printable
Design your own puzzle Feeling creative? Choose from several puzzle styles and use words your child will know to create a personal puzzle just for them… wherever your creativity leads you.
PENGUIN ~ CRAFTS / ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Penguin – party crackers craft (handmadecharlotte) featuring adorable arctic animals (blue penguin, blue polar bear and pink sea-otter) for a fun and surprise-filled treat; free printable
Penguin – mask (maskspot) in colour or to colour; free printable
Penguin – mask (supercoloring) free printable
Penguin – craft for kids (housingaforest) using hearts, circles and a large oval; free printable
Penguin – craft (learncreatelove) in a cosy scarf and hat; Penguin – paper roll craft; Macaroni Penguin – craft with bushy yellow ‘eyebrows’; Penguin – craft; Penguin – handprint craft; free printable
Penguin – cupcake toppers (ohhappyday) to use for crafts; free printable
Penguin – origami (origami-club) easy; free printable
Penguin – scrabble (noelladesigns) free printable
Penguin – crafts, games and activities (lifeovercs) for younger children; science, math, literacy, art, sensory and more; free printable
DIY Make your own Penguin Activity Book with this easy tutorial; put together a custom made activity book specifically tailored for your recipient filled with free printables for them to enjoy
PENGUIN ~ LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Emperor Penguin – learn to draw (supercoloring)
Emperor Penguin – learn to draw (wikihow)
Emperor Penguin – learn to draw (how-to-draw-cartoons) cartoon style
Fairy Penguin – learn to draw (samanthasbell) step by step
Penguin – learn to draw (Dover sample)
PENGUIN ~ PAPER GIFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Penguin ~ Bible Posters (Paper Gifts for Estefany) 2 designs; an adorable little emperor penguin chick sitting on Dad’s (or maybe Mom’s) feet. And a couple of older emperor penguin chicks with their iconic grey, black and white coats testing the ice carefully watched by their attentive parents; with Bible verses from Isaiah 40:12 – Who else has held the oceans in His hand – and Zephaniah 3:17 – The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save; He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love; He will joy over thee with singing; free printable
Penguins – poster for kids (answersingenesis) underwater flight; free printable
Penguin – bookmark (bookmarkbee) cute penguins wearing winter clothes on a blue snowy background; free printable
Penguin – award certificate (graphicgarden) 2 designs – penguin holding a book; penguin fishing; in a sweet country style; free printable
Penguin – gift box (cubeecraft) free printable
Penguin – notepaper (canon) in colour; free printable
Penguin – notepaper (storyit) black and white; free printable
Penguin – gift tags (printablepartyinvitations) free printable
PENGUIN ~ IMAGES
PENGUIN ~ MORE CREATIVE IDEAS FOR KIDS
Do you have a favourite penguin image that you know your child will love? Add a Bible verse and make your own:
Bible Poster or Verse Card
Bible Bookmark ~ add your child’s name
Bible Note Cards / Bible Notepaper ~ use the same tutorial, but just space out your initial four rectangles.
Bible Wallet Cards
Stationery with Bible verse
Bible Board Game
Don’t forget to jazz up your envelopes if you are including any special treats like stickers for your homeschool students. Sticker sheets are fine for your sponsored child.
PENGUIN ~ STATIONERY FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Penguin – stationery / note cards (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with Bible verse from Zephaniah 3:17; free printable
Penguin – stationery (stationerytree) with cute penguin clip art; blank, lined or handwriting; free printable
Penguin – stationery (pageborders) free printable
Penguins –stationery (sparklebox) free printable
And when you write to your sponsored child, don’t forget to tell them who designed these amazing creatures…
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