10 Free Life Cycle of a Penguin Worksheets

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We are learning about penguins in our homeschool as we head towards winter. These free life cycle of a penguin worksheets are a great way to learn while having fun.

These free life cycle worksheets are all about our favorite Christmas animal the penguin. There is a memory game, labeling, coloring pages, fill in the information, and more writing activities. These are perfect for 1st – 4th grade students.

This is a no-preparation download, so if you have left it until the last minute (like I normally do!) this will be perfect for the kids at home or in school.

life cycle of a penguin worksheets printable

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Penguin life cycle worksheet

The kids are going to love our free life cycle of a penguin worksheet. You are going to love it as you already have all the supplies needed!

Print out the penguin worksheets below, they will print out on 10 full pages. Make sure to check the printer settings.

  • Front cover of the worksheet so you can keep it neatly in a folder.
  • Color and label the life cycle of a penguin. There are 3 different pages for this.
  • K-W-L chart: what they know, what they want to know, and what they learned.
  • Penguins can, have, are writing activity.
  • All about penguins writing activities.
  • Label the parts of a penguin.
  • Penguin memory match game.

The first page to print out is the front cover of the worksheet.

animal research penguins

The second page in this set is the actual life cycle of a penguin that you can color in and match the words with the picture.

life cycle of a penguin with words and pictures

The next worksheet is the life cycle of a penguin that can be colored.

life cycle of a penguin words

Color in the life cycle of a penguin with this penguin coloring page.

penguin life cycle coloring page

In our K-W-L chart, the children will need to write bullet points about what they know, what they want to know, and what they learned when they have completed it.

Have fun with the free life cycle of a reindeer worksheets too!

For the next worksheet, the children have to write words about penguins in this have, can, and are list.

k w l chart penguins

The children will need access to the internet to complete the information about penguins. They need to find where they live, what they eat, what body parts they have, what they can do, and how they move.

all about penguins worksheet

For the parts of a penguin worksheet, the children have to draw arrows from the words to the correct body part.

parts of a penguin

We love to add the Life Cycles book to our studies.

Penguin memory game

This penguin memory game printable is my favorite. You will need to print this page out twice.

penguin memory game

When you have printed the 2 pages you will need to cut out all of the different images. I prefer to use a paper cutter as it’s easier, quicker, and more accurate, but scissors will work too.

animal research penguins

Shuffle them up and lay them on the table face down in rows to make it easier, or just randomly on the table for older kids.

If you are placing them in rows I find 4 rows with 6 images each works best.

penguin memory game play

Playing the game is simple. Take it in turn to turn over only 2 images. If it is a match you can either remove them from the game and place them in front of you or leave them turned over face up.

The winner is the person who creates the most matches.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to grab all 10 free life cycle of a penguin worksheets.



Fun penguin life cycle facts for kids

Penguins have a fascinating life cycle that’s both unique and interesting, especially when shared with kids. Here’s a simplified but informative overview:

  1. Penguins lay their eggs in nests or on bare ground, depending on the species. Some, like Emperor penguins, even keep the eggs on their feet to keep them warm in harsh Antarctic conditions. Most species lay two eggs, but Emperor and King penguins lay just one.
  2. After hatching, penguin chicks are covered in fluffy down feathers and are dependent on their parents for food. Parents take turns feeding the chicks with regurgitated food. In species like the Emperor penguin, chicks form groups called crèches for warmth and protection while their parents are away hunting.
  3. As they grow, chicks shed their down and develop waterproof feathers. Once fully feathered, they’re ready to fledge (leave the nest) and learn to swim. This is a critical time as they must quickly master hunting to survive.
  4. After fledging, young penguins spend several years at sea, maturing and growing into adults. They return to land to molt, shedding old feathers and growing new ones.
  5. Penguins reach sexual maturity between 3 and 8 years old, depending on the species. They then return to their birth colony to find a mate and start the cycle over again. Penguins are often monogamous for a season, with some pairs bonding for life.
  6. Adults molt annually, a process where they replace their old feathers with new ones. During this time, they can’t swim and don’t eat, relying on stored fat to survive.
  7. Some species migrate long distances between breeding and feeding grounds, while others stay close to their colonies year-round.

Additional penguin worksheets

Dive into the world of penguins with these additional worksheets. From penguin activities for preschoolers to educational math, activity sheets, and comprehensive learning worksheets. These resources offer a delightful blend of fun and learning.

Have fun with the younger kids and get them to create a cute penguin handprint art.

Tailored for early learners, these penguin math worksheets from Homeschool Preschool combine penguin-themed fun with educational content. Focusing on basic math skills in an engaging way.

Dive into a variety of penguin activity sheets for kids featuring puzzles, coloring pages, and more to explore the fascinating world of penguins.

Enhance your knowledge with penguin worksheets covering a range of subjects, from science to literacy, all centered around the intriguing life of penguins, suitable for a broad age group.

Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Download the free life cycle of a penguin printables

If you are running short on time you can download all of our life cycle worksheets. There are 247 pages over 23 different life cycles.

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 27 May 2024 by Clare Brown

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