Caden and I have been doing a lot of learning and playing around penguins. A few weeks ago I made him this little sensory small world scene to play with his little penguins from Safari Ltd . (This post contains Amazon affiliate links.) It started as a container of slushy snow and food coloring and then I added a chunk of ice from our freezer. As Caden played the ice would melt creating little puddles of water. We kept this play scene in the freezer for a couple of weeks and would pull it out whenever Caden wanted to play with it or we needed to keep him busy so we could get something done.
Caden has really enjoyed playing with this icy penguin small world. Just the other day I overheard a penguin conversation between a mommy penguin and baby penguin after being reunited. It was so cute!
While Caden played with his ice and penguins, I read him Penguins! by National Geographic Kids. It is full of interesting facts about penguins and great photographs! We have also read The Little Penguin by A.J. Wood and a few different Tacky the Penguin books by Helen Lester.
Looking for more Hands-On Play ideas? Check out some great ideas below!
Soapy Foam from P is for Preschooler
Simple Play Activities for Kids from Little Bins for Little Hands
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