Story time today started with the book Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice by Steve Metzger. It’s a version of Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.
After the story I handed each child ‘penguin feet’ (paper plates, the cheap kind) and we waddled around. The paper plates allow us to slide easier on the carpet.
I introduced a short little song that I found on CanTeach, called Penguin Shuffle.
“Penguins shuffle, shuffle, shuffle to the left, left, left.
Penguins shuffle, shuffle, shuffle to the right, right, right.
They give a little wiggle,
they give a little hop.
Then they waddle around the iceberg till its time to stop.”
Here’s a little video showing us doing the Penguin Shuffle.
I also put together this version to use on the felt board.
The penguins are attached with velcro so they can come off as we say it.