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Christine Gauvreau

Penguin Fun for Kids

By February 19, 2014

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Where I live, the outside temperature is five degrees today. That's the high, by the way. My kids think it would be fun to build a snowman, but I'm thinking an igloo makes more sense. Of course, we won't actually be building anything outside - nor will we be staying out there for a second longer than it takes to come in from the bus stop.

Of course, this means I'll have to entertain them indoors. And after a whole season of these arctic-like temperatures, I have to admit, I'm running out of ideas. Well, running out of "fun" ideas, apparently. I mean, I think practicing spelling words and multiplication tables are fine ways to utilize the extra inside time, but it seems I'm alone in that notion.

Which brings me back to the igloo idea. Somewhere in my online travels, I came across an igloo made out of milk jugs. It's really a cool idea, but we just don't have that many milk jugs on hand. Someone planning a penguin-themed party, however, might be inspired to save up enough to actually tackle this project. As for us, we're going to try the cardboard box method for today, and aspire to the milk jug igloo in the future.

Along with an igloo, there are penguin party games, food and fun ideas for celebrating this favorite bird of many children. You don't actually have to be throwing a party to enjoy some of these penguin party ideas on what seems to be a fitting day to celebrate things that are found in frigid weather.

I'm baking the cupcakes now that we'll later decorate to look like penguins. Because everyone needs nourishment to survive, even in an indoor igloo, right?

Do you have any fun ways to pass the time when stuck inside? Please comment and share your thoughts!

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