Polar Animals Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant

Song: “If You’re a Penguin and You Know It”

If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings.
If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings.
If you’re a penguin and you know it, then your face will surely show it,
If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings.
…stomp your feet
…waddle around

Book: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.

Song: “Tap, Tap, Tap” – Handwriting without Tears: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “polar bear”

Social Story: Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer

Closing Song

Craft: P is for Penguin (idea from Rockabye Butterfly)


Penguins and Polar Bears – Preschool

Introduction: We are talking about some animals that live in VERY cold places, penguins & polar bears. What do we know about penguins & polar bears? Where do they live?

Opening song

Book: Polar Opposites by Erik Brooks

polar opposites

Action Song: “Walking Through the Arctic”
Walking through the arctic (echo)
And what do you think I saw? (echo)
A great big polar bear! (echo)
He said, Sta-and-UP! (everyone jump up)
And shake, shake, shake this way (everyone shake)
And shake, shake, shake, that way
Shake, shake, shake this way
And then sit down (sit down)

Book: My Little Polar Bear by Claudia Rueda

my little polar bear

Song (dance with scarves): “It’s a Penguin Party / A la Fiesta de Pinguinos” – Linda Arnold: Splash Zone

Book: Penguins, Penguins Everywhere by Bob Barner

penguins penguins everywhere

Song (w/ puppet): “I’m a Little Penguin” (tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a little penguin, black and white.
Short and wobbly, and adorable sight.
I can’t fly at all, but I love to swim.
So I’ll waddle to the water and dive right in!

Book:  A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis

penguin story

Movie: Antarctic Antics by Weston Woods, adapted from the book by Judy Sierra

antarctic antics

Penguin collage w/ crinkled wax paper (ice) and batting (snow).