During this time, you are exposing children to an aspect of a country’s culture. Today we are going to learn a little bit more about Argentina! Culture can include language, history, scientific discoveries, geography, animals, art, and so much more!
Activity best for children age 3 and up
This month we are celebrating the country of Argentina! Argentina is home to lots of different animals. The southernmost point of Argentina is one of the countries that is closest to the continent of Antarctica. In fact, it’s only 3,437 miles from Argentina to Antarctica—that’s about the same as going from California to Maine! Since Argentina is so close to Antarctica it is also home to similar animals, such as penguins! Southern rockhopper penguins come to Argentina each year to breed. They’re known for their unique yellow feathers by their eyes. They got their name from the way that the tiny penguins hop from one rock to the next. Today you’re going to get to make your own rockhopper penguin at home!
White, black, and orange construction paper (or white paper that you can color)
Toilet paper roll
Black and yellow markers
Color your toilet paper roll black (or glue black construction paper all around it).
Cut out a white oval and glue it to the middle of your toilet paper roll.
Cut out two black ovals and glue one to each side of the white oval. These are your penguin’s arms!
Use your black marker to draw two eyes on the top of your white oval.
Cut out a small orange triangle and glue this between your penguin’s eyes to make their beak. Then, cut out two skinny orange rectangles. Fold the rectangles and glue one side inside the bottom of the penguin. The other side should poke out like the penguin’s feet!
Draw yellow lines by your penguin’s eyes. This will help everyone know it is a southern rockhopper penguin!