Penguin facts for kids learning English

Penguin Facts

resources for kids learning English

Did you know?

Penguins are birds, but unlike most birds they are not able to fly. They live in the southern half of the world. Many penguins are not afraid of people.

Animal facts for kids learning English

Penguins are very social and live in colonies. They are very cute, very sturdy, and are excellent parents.

English teaching resources: animal readers

A male penguin offers a pebble to a female penguin. If she takes it, they become partners. Some penguins don't build nests, instead they carry their eggs on their feet.

Fun facts about the animals

To move quickly penguins flop on their bellies and slide. The legs and feet are set far back on the body, which gives them their upright posture on land.

ABC animals: penguin

Penguins can't fly, but they are great swimmers. They use their wings like paddles to swim through the water.

Fun animal facts for ESL kids

Feet are small so that penguins don't lose too much heat as they stand on the cold ice. They help each other to stay warm: they gather together and keep shuffling around.

Learning English in a fun way

Penguins eat seafood. Their main diet is fish and krill. Some penguins don't drink water. Instead they eat snow.

Printable resources

Animal facts printables English ABC printables

more printables

Time for a Rhyme

I'm a little penguin
On the ice.
I think the cold
Is very nice.
I can hop around
First once, then twice.
I think ice
Is very nice.

Penguin fun facts for kids learning English