My kids love penguins! I’m not sure what it is about penguins, but they are naturally drawn to them. Their interest in penguins started after watching an episode of Elmo’s World. They learned a lot about penguins and kept wanting to know more. So we read penguin books and talked a lot about penguins. I thought we would put what we learned into action, so we made a penguin sensory sink. It was so much fun!
Here’s what we used:
1. Penguins TOOB (click on the link to see it on Amazon)
2. Blue jello (I sprinkled a little in the water. Too much makes the water sugary and hands sticky)
3. Ice (I froze water in bowls and we turned them into icebergs)
4. Little gems for penguin eggs
The icebergs got pretty slippery once they started to melt. Wes liked trying to see how many penguins he could get to stand on the ice. It turned out to be a challenge, but he loved it.
After the ice melted, I decided to cut styrofoam to represent an iceberg. It was great because it never melted and the penguins stayed on!
Then we turned on the sink to make a “waterfall”. It added some extra excitement to the activity.
The boys played really well together. Sometimes I find it to be a challenge to do activities with both boys because sharing is hard. This was a good activity to practice sharing and they did well.
This activity was so much fun! My four year old played by himself for at least 45 minutes. Boy does he have quite the imagination! I love that this activity inspires imagination and puts into action what we’ve learned about penguins.
If you are looking for more penguin activities, make sure to check out these Penguins in the Snow activities.
Have a happy day!