The cold winter season is a fun time to study the polar regions. During this unit we actually do a lot of great projects connected to all areas of the curriculum. One of the ideas is a painting project. I saw this activity on another blog and I loved it (I can't remember which blog, but if I find it I will update this post to give credit).
The children paint a penguin on a large sheet of white construction paper. I let them make them any size they would like. In fact, I hope that they make them in various sizes. Once the penguins are dry, they cut them out. Then, we measure how tall they are with Unifix cubes. I made a sheet to go along with this lesson. Once we have measured all of our penguins, we line them up from tallest to shortest. Finally, the children compare the penguins and identify one that is taller and shorter than their own penguin. The students write a name of a classmates penguin for tallest and shortest and then glue the math sheet either to the bottom or the back of the painted penguin.
This is a math lesson that teaches so many skills! Don't you love when you are able to incorporate so many objectives into one lesson?
Here is the sheet I made for the activity:
Also, be sure to click on my other penguin activities from last year. (click on Polar Regions on the left hand side). There are a few fun freebies for both Antarctica and the Arctic! I also have a lot of fun penguin and Polar region activities in my TPT store. Pin It Now!