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Penguin Theme – Movement Activity for Kids

Need a gross motor activity idea for your penguin theme? This is a wonderful addition to your penguin lesson plans for preschool or a penguin brain break for older students.

Need a gross motor activity idea for your penguin theme? This is a wonderful addition to your penguin lesson plans for preschool or a penguin brain break for older students. You can download it for free at the bottom of the post.

How Does the NO PREP Penguin Theme Movement Activity for Kids Work?

All you need to do are these three steps:

  1. Sign up to download the freebie at the bottom of the post.
  2. Download and print the activity or just share your screen.
  3. The children can follow the actions of the penguins skating:
    • balance on one foot with your arms in the air for ten seconds. Switch legs.
    • slide your feet back and forth and skate in a circle forwards and backwards.
    • slide your feet back and forth and skate in a figure 8 pattern.

Want to add in visual motor skills? Print and trace the skating lines with your finger or a pencil. If you do not want to print it, you can mark up the PDF and the lines.

When Is A Good Time to Use This Activity?

Students can use this activity during:

  • penguin theme lesson plans in preschool
  • winter themed brain break in elementary school
  • movement warm up for a science lesson on penguins
  • warm up for an Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy session
  • indoor recess
  • physical education penguin theme activity

What Skills Does this Game Work On?

Games are always fun! Children are working on the following skills with this penguin theme movement game:

  • balance
  • locomotor skills
  • aerobic exercise
  • bilateral coordination skills

These four skills are all important factors in helping children with higher level gross motor skills and increase daily physical activity time.

Need More Fun Winter Themed Activities?

Winter Sensory Motor Packet

Winter Packet: Practice fine motor, gross motor, visual perceptual activities with this NO PREP, fun, Winter themed packet.  

Download Your FREE Penguin Theme Movement Activity Here

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Need a gross motor activity idea for your penguin theme? This is a wonderful addition to your penguin lesson plans for preschool or a penguin brain break for older students.