As part of our unit study on the Polar Regions, my daughter, Samira asked to do a lapbook about penguins. I’d been looking online for some resources to make the lapbook but didn’t really come across anything suitable so in the end I bought this book called ‘100 Facts about Penguins’ from Amazon and designed my own lapbook templates. If you like the look of this lapbook you can download the templates HERE.
The templates are designed to be used with this book so that the student can read, research and complete the mini books by themselves.
This is how the lapbook looks as it folds out.
Inside this flap Samira wrote about how penguins are confined to the Southern Hemisphere.
In this little flap she wrote about how penguins may have gotten their name.
These 3 flaps I found and downloaded online. You can download them HERE.
This is an accordion flap for labeling the penguin’s anatomy.
Inside this flapbook are the details on how feathers help the penguin keep warm or cool down.
A flap all about camouflage.
This is a shutterbook all about the largest and smallest penguins.
In this matchbook Samira wrote about how penguins bones are different from those birds that fly.
A little fact flap.
An accordion book listing the main predators of the penguins.
This is a triple flap about what the penguins diet mainly consists of and a flap about whether penguins have teeth.
A couple more fact flaps.
More flaps giving details on where penguins live.
Some more fact flaps about the Jackass and Galapagos penguins.
This is a flap book listing the 6 species of crested penguins.
Another fact flap on regurgitation.
Here is a T-book on rookeries.
There are 17 species of penguin. I made a card for each one and Samira coloured them carefully making sure she added the correct detail and then on the back of the cards she chose a fact to write about each penguin.
Inside this flap is a bar graph. Samira did some graph work comparing her height to the height of the 17 species of penguin.
A few more fact flaps.
These stacked flaps are all about Emperor penguins (Samira’s favourite penguin).
Inside this flap Samira wrote about how the Yellow-eyed penguin is seriously endangered and may become extinct this century.
These egg shaped cards contain facts about penguins and their eggs.
Here are two flap question and answer flapbooks all about King penguins and Adelie penguins.
Inside this flap Samira drew and wrote a description of Adelie penguins.
This flapbook answers questions on ways in which penguins communicate.
To round off this project we enjoyed watching the BBC Documentary series called “Penguins – Spy in the Huddle”. It was a fascinating 3 part series detailing the breeding season of Emperors, Rock-Hoppers and Humboldt (Peruvian) penguins.