DLTK's Educational Activities
January Bulletin Board Project
"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.
Directions and Links:
|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:
- Complete their penguin pals.
- You can use the Templates I've provided with the
Easy Penguin Paper Craft
- You can make your own penguin pal template -- just cut three circles from cardboard (small, medium and large for head, tummy and body), cut a teardrop shape from cardboard for the wings. Let the children trace these cardboard shapes onto construction paper and cut out. Provide them with scraps of paper to make their own beaks, feet, eyes, hats, scarves, etc
- You can use the Templates I've provided with the Easy Penguin Paper Craft
- OPTIONAL: Have the children write their new year's resolution on the
tummy or back of their penguin pal. Now he/she can help remind them of their
- Sunday School Version: Have the children write their resolution on the penguin pal. The resolution should relate to the 10 commandments (have them share with the group how their resolution will help them better keep one of the commandments). For example, they might choose "I will try to do a better job of keeping my room clean." and explain that "this resolution helps me honor my father and mother because they are always asking me to clean up my room".
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.
Thanks for sharing your suggestion Debby!!