"Slip Sliding into the New Year"
A winter theme with penguin pal Templates.
OPTIONAL: Have children write a new year's resolution on the tummy or back of their penguin pal.
Additional educational activities for PreK and Kindergarten: Learn about circles (the penguins are made mainly of circles). Learn the Letter P (Penguin), S (Snow) and/or W (Winter). Learn the colors Black and White. Additional Resources not shown on the layout: Circle shapes buddy, Letter P alphabuddies section, Letter S alphabuddies Activities, Letter W alphabuddies section, Barry Black color buddy and Wanda White color buddy.
Additional educational activities for Grades 1 and 2: Matches well with a penguin thematic unit in the class. Visit KidZone Penguins for additional resources.
Additional Sunday School theme: Tie New Year's resolutions to the 10 commandments.
|Cover the bulletin board with white on the bottom 1/2's and sky blue on the top 1/2. The line doesn't have to be cut evenly (make it look like a snow covered hill).|
Have the children:
Tape their completed penguins onto the bulletin board.
I adapted the “slip-sliding penguins” for the memory focus of the month at our church. Following all that was instructed, I added the books of the New Testament on the penguins belly. One book per penguin and combining books like 1st & 2nd Corinthians, 1st & 2nd Timothy, etc. On one belly. I created flags to identify the divisions of the New Testament-gospels, history, letters, prophecy and put each flag in the flipper of the penguin where that division began. With the penguins-books in order, they slipped down the snowy hill. I changed the title of the board to January: Slip-sliding into the New Testament. It was a great way to draw attention to the memory work.
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