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Musically Montessori: Let's All Sing the "Penguin, Penguin Song"

IT MAY BE SUMMER, AND IT MAY BE HOT...BUT LITTLE CHILDREN LOVE TO "COOL DOWN" WITH PENGUIN SONGS AND THE STUDY OF ANTARCTICA!



During my many years in the Montessori classroom, I found that the Preschool children loved studying about the continent of Antarctica during the warmer days of summer because we could have fun outdoors with ice sculptures and penguins!

KEEPING COOL
What could be more fun than filling the water table with water, plastic models of penguins and lots of ice cubes? 


Our Montessori Preschoolers had fun creating "icebergs" in the summertime water table for their exploration of penguins and the continent of Antarctica.

Ideas:
  • We added ice cubes and a bag of crushed ice to the water in the water table with lots of model penguins. 
  • We also had fun with plastic penguins encased in ice cubes! 
      ~You can use the small sized penguins that come in the Wild
       Safari "Penguin Toob" and plastic containers filled with water
       and placed in the freezer to create "penguins in an ice cube!"
  • We created beautiful "ice sculptures" with bags of large blocks of ice and rock salt. 
       ~Set up an outdoor area where you can make a wet mess:
        children build sculptures by placing ice blocks and then
        sprinkling rock salt on the block. 
      ~Next,  add another block of ice and more rock salt. The rock
       salt causes the ice blocks to stick together. Add plastic
       penguins to go sliding down the ice! 

KEEP SINGING
We sang a simple "sol-mi" song about Penguins. Here are the words to the song. Use the melody of "Rain, Rain Go Away!" Invite the children to do the actions in the song, too.


CREATE A FULL UNIT TO 
ADD TO YOUR ANTARCTICA STUDIES
You can create a fun Unit of Activities to incorporate musical activities into your studies of the Continent of Antarctica. 

I invite you to check out my TPT Activity unit HERE.

WHAT IS INSIDE the TpT PACKET:
~ A Montessori-style Write-up of Activities and how to present them to the children
~ Links to hear the song sung by me
~ Downloadable Printable Templates:
·       Visuals of Penguins and Antarctica
·       Action Command Cards to go along with this song
·       Sequence Cards of the Life Cycle of the Penguin
·       Make Your Own Stick Puppet

~ More Resources
~ An Outline of ways this Activity benefits the child (a rationale)
You can learn more at my TpT Store.
Have fun and stay cool!
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