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Penguin Themed Alphabet Sport for Preschoolers with Printable

January 21, 2023
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Get your child ready for Kindergarten with fun movement activity that help them learn the letters of the alphabet. This penguin themed alphabet game is perfect for indoor fun with your preschoolers.

Here’s how to play.

Penguin Themed Alphabet Game for Preschoolers with Printables

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This week we’re featuring Penguins are our theme for the weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids .  Our Penguin Themed Alphabet Game was inspired by our featured book Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon. I’ll share with you how to play and a few different ways to change the alphabet game to keep your child’s interest too.  

First let me tell you about this adorable Penguin book.

Penguin and Pinecone

  Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon

The author and illustrator Salina Yoon’s uses purposeful text with bright and inviting illustrations that bring to life this endearing story that celebrates friendships lost and found and overcoming the odds to be with the one you love.

One of my favorite pages from the story says…. “Penguin and Pinecone may have been far apart but they always stayed in each other’s heart.” 

How sweet is that?  

Teaching our children how love exists now matter how far away you are from someone.

Penguin books and activities for kids

Our Penguin Themed Alphabet Game is simply inspired by the idea of giving other penguin friends fish as a special treat.  It brings up both social skills, science topics and literacy skills as you explore this fun learning game.

Don’t forget to peek at last week’s Kindness themed activity…. so cute! And I bet you could create a penguin themed one too.

Penguin Themed Alphabet Game Printables

Penguin Themed Alphabet Game


CLICK HERE to purchase & download your Penguin Themed Alphabet Game


1. Read the story Penguin and Pinecone together with your child.  There are so many ways to discuss love and kindness in the story.  One of the sweetest quotes form the book is “When you give love it grows.”

2. Now it’s time to print your penguin printables and fish printables {DOWNLOAD HERE} 

3. With your child cut out the penguins and fish to get ready to play the game.  As they are getting the penguins ready work with your child on identifying the letters of the alphabet on the fish.  We’re making a matching game so it works even if they haven’t learned all of their letters yet  This game helps to lay that foundation to letter recognition.

4. Once your penguins and fish are all cut out it’s time to play this MOVEMENT game.

Penguin Image Source

Penguin Alphabet Game for Preschoolers

5.  Have your child set down the penguins all around the room.  You can start with a limited number of Penguins to make it easier to start with and add more as they master the Penguin Themed Alphabet Game.

6. Have your child wear a Penguin Hat for extra fun!  And then get ready to start the penguin challenge!

7. To start the challenge give your child a container of fish with the letters of the alphabet on them.  Start with fewer as you learn the game to make it easier.  Ask them when you say go to match up the fish to their penguin.

8. The game is done when every penguin has been kindly given a fish that matches their letter.

9.  Add more Penguins and fish and you can play the Penguin Themed Alphabet Game again and again.

10. We added icebergs to the challenge to make it more of a movement game too.  The player jumps from iceberg to iceberg to reach the appropriate alphabet match with penguin and fish.

MORE IDEAS:  To make it more difficult you can add lower case letters and upper case letters and how your child match from the penguin and the fish. Or you could switch to number or sight words.  There are so many ways to make this game your own.  I’ve included ablank version of the printables you can customize as well.

Download your Penguin Themed Alphabet Game

Want more Penguin theme books for your preschooler?  Be sure to Print this list of our favorite Penguin books featured in our weekly virtual book club for Kids facebook group.

Print the Book List from Virtual Book Club for Kids

We are so excited about all of these ideas for even more penguin themed fun.

virtual book club for kids

Join the Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook Group

Penguin Activities for Preschoolers

Check out the other activities below to complete your Penguin week!

Penguin Sight Word Read and Color – Sea of Knowledge 
Penguin Ice Flow Counting Game – Rainy Day Mum
Penguin sensory bin – Mama Smiles
Penguin Colors Painting Activity from My Storytime Corner
Pinecone Penguin Craft – To be a Kid Again
Penguin and Polar Bear Headband Craft – Artsy Momma
Penguin Painting for Toddlers – Inspiration Laboratories
Penguin Action Rhyme for Kids – Preschool Powol Packets
Penguin Action Song and Gross Motor Activities- JDaniel4’s Mom

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