Activity: “I Am a Penguin!”

Inspired by Tacky the Penguin

There’s Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, Perfect, Tacky, and…you!

After reading Tacky the Penguin, written by Helen Lester and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger, download this free printable “I Am a Penguin!” describe-and-draw activity sheet to encourage your students to practice adjectives, express themselves creatively, and engage with the text.


Bonus: Try working together as a class to come up with your own unique class march!

This activity was inspired by first grade teacher Debrice Hill. Watch her Teacher Share video in Book Talks for more ideas on using Tacky the Penguin in your classroom!

Remind your students that it’s okay to stand out! Encourage them to think outside the box with their adjectives to celebrate what makes them unique.


What adjectives did your students choose to describe themselves? Did they come up with a unique march? If you’re able, please share your students’ work with the Scholastic Book Clubs community on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.

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