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National Penguin Awareness Day: Celebrating With Your Kid

By Melissa Summers

January 20th is National Penguin Awareness Day, a day when you should be come more familiar with the penguins in your life. No, really Penguin Awareness Day is a day to celebrate the penguin. Here are five ways you can celebrate penguins and their waddling cuteness with your little penguin fan.
National Penguin Awareness Day
Go here and watch this video with your kid. You may want to watch this one too, but maybe save it until the kids aren’t around, though my kid laughed.
National Penguin Awareness Day
Read books about penguins with your kids.  *Mr Popper’s Penguins is  favorite penguin book around our house.

National Penguin Awareness Day
Eat like a penguin, or just eat a penguin. If your kids will eat sushi or seafood, have it for dinner that night. If not, just eat a penguin. Like these cream cheese penguins.

Dress up like a penguin. Check out these adorable penguin pajamas. Your kid could be a penguin every day of the week, well, except laundry day. Short of designated pajamas, try dressing in black and white.

Add to the realism by waddling at least some of the day. Or, you know, maybe let your kid do the waddling for both of you.

Melissa Summers
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Melissa Summers

Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.


Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.

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  • Emily

    January 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Aw, yay! My boyfriend is absolutely in love with penguins, so I know that he will definitely enjoy this day.

  • amy

    January 18, 2008 at 11:39 am

    That’s so bizarre because I just had a dream that my children and I were floating in the ocean on a piece of ice in order to see the penguins. Anyway, I was going to mention that “Penguin Dreams” (by J. Otto Seibold and VL Walsh) is a favorite around our house.

  • Anne

    January 19, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Great post — I will pass on to my 1st grader’s teacher, who does a penguin unit every year! I would also like to pass on the info contained in your recent post about snowflake making (the class will be making paper snowflakes next week) but can’t get into into the post, even though I can access other previous posts. Help!