Hi everyone! Hope you are all staying safe and keeping yourselves busy. Now that we are having to stay at home again due to the lock down again ( -_- ) we need to keep our kids busy so I thought of sharing another activity with you. We need to do some fun activities with kids at home, so they can stay focused and busy.
Since it is the winter month, I thought it would be good to do a wintery activity.
This activity is super simple but so much fun to do.
Making winter animals
So my son was learning about penguins at school, so the activity they set him was to create a penguin. So that’s why the winter animal we chose was a penguin.
You could do any other animals you can think of. A polar bear? A reindeer? A winter wolf? Whatever you want!
What resources do you need?
Now we didn’t have that many resources at home and can’t really go out to get any so I decided to make do with what we have at home.
I’m sure many of you will have most, if not all, of these resources around your home.
- Empty plastic water bottles
- Some paper to draw the features
- Tape or Glue
- Cotton Wool – this depends on what animal you’re doing
And that’s it! That is ALL you need. Simple, right?
Let’s get started!
So firstly what I did because my children are younger, I drew the shapes of the penguins features on the piece of paper – the eyes, beak, flippers and wings.
Then the children coloured these drawings – this kept them busy for about 15 – 20 minutes 😀
Tip – I only kept the relevant colours (orange and black) so the penguin would look realistic- otherwise we would be having a pink, green or blue penguin, haha
After that, I helped them to cut out around each part.
Now we have all the ‘parts’ needed, we can start to assemble our penguin.
So this is another fun part, we got the cotton wool and put it into the bottle until it was stuffed up – this made the penguins body. Our penguin was a petite one because that’s the only bottle we could find 😉 lol
Close the lid and add a black strip around the lid to make his head.
Add the eyes and the beak
Then start sticking on the wings and the feet.
My son wanted his penguin to have gold hair – I tried to accommodate his needs. It turned into a crown instead, lol but he was happy so that was that – you will see what I mean later when I show you the finished product 😀
And we’re done 🙂
Meet George, the penguin —->>>
This was such a fun activity to do. My kids loved it!
We didn’t have time to do more animals as we had other school work to catch up on, housework, food to cook and lots more things to do as you would know! So we didn’t get carried away. BUT we will be doing another animal another day!
I really hope you enjoyed this and I hope your children will enjoy doing this activity too. I am hoping to be sharing more fun activities with kids at home.
Please feel free to leave any comments below and feel free to add your creations too. I would love to see what animals you can make!