Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tacky the Penguin

Tacky the Penguin is a cute book about being yourself.  Tacky the Penguin is an odd bird and doesn't behave like all of the other penguins.  He wears crazy Hawaiian shirts while all of the other penguins are in their tuxes.   The other penguins find Tacky annoying until his odd behavior saves the day!  I use this book with kindergarten and first grade students to teach lessons on tolerance, self-esteem, self-acceptance, etc...
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Lesson:  Read Tacky the Penguin aloud for students then lead a discussion:

Discussion Questions:
Tacky the Penguin

Next, use the Venn diagram from the link below to compare Tacky to the other penguins.  

Tacky the Penguin

You could also use this printable to compare the actions of Tacky compared to the other penguins:  This printable has a cute writing activity called "Like Tacky" with a shirt that students can decorate any way they wish.

Tacky the Penguin Companion Printables {Freebie}

You could also have students write on this paper:

Tacky the Penguin Writing

Next, have students create their own "Tacky Penguin":

Finally, have students write a sentence telling you what they like about Tacky:
Tacky the Penguin

Here is another cute idea from Live, Laugh, Love Kindergarten:  Tacky Penguin Craftivity

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