I Am Actually a Penguin written by Sean Taylor and illustrated by Kasia Matyjaszek is an sweet story about a little girl who never wants to take off her penguin costume. She loves to dress up and after receiving a penguin costume in the mail she is convinced she is a penguin. The little girl has a vivid imagination and acts like a penguin, even at her aunt’s wedding. She tries to convince everyone she is a penguin, at least until the costume has to be washed.
Baby Penguin Craft
- Two white paper plates
- Stapler (to be used by a caring adult)
- White crayon
- Two google eyes
- Orange and black construction paper
- One large craft stick
- Cut jagged edge (as shown in picture above) from both white paper plates.
- Staple the paper plates together, leaving an opening at the bottom (large enough for the craft stick to fit through).
- Cut a large oval from the black construction paper.
- Color the middle of the black oval with the white crayon.
- Glue the two google eyes next to one another on the white colored area.
- Cut a small triangle from the orange construction paper and glue to the white colored area just below the two eyes.
- Glue the craft stick to the bottom of the black oval.
- Slide the “Penguin” in between the paper plates and the craft stick through the opening in the bottom of the plates.
- Slide the craft stick up and down and you have a baby penguin peeking out of a shell.