Surely everyone knows about penguins! Why does there need to be awareness for penguins? Well, I am glad you asked! I think there are two great things that can come out of Penguin Awareness Day.
- It gives you a reason/excuse to share some penguin love, or perhaps as a great ice-breaker (pun totally intended) at a party!
- Penguins, like many other animals are dealing with some threatening conditions caused by humans’ impact on their environment. It’s good to be reminded that we share this earth with many other living creatures who need us to take good care of it!
So, how can you celebrate? Here are some ideas:
- Wear penguin-y colors. Maybe black pants with a white shirt? Or something with a penguin on it works too.
- If you can, go see some penguins. This may be at the zoo, aquarium, or a local colony for you lucky folks in the Southern Hemisphere.
- Watch a movie or video that is about penguins or has some penguins in it, like ‘Penguins of Madagascar,’ ‘Mr Popper’s Penguins’ or ‘March of the Penguins’.
- Go to the library and find some penguin related material to read whether it be fiction or non-fiction. We like Tacky the Penguin and Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
- Search the Internet for penguin information. A good place to start is wikipedia.
- Play some penguin themed or oriented games whether they be Internet-based, board-games, or imaginary.
- Walk around all day like a penguin.
- Draw and color some penguins. Here’s how: Draw a Penguin
- Do some penguin-y activities. Waddle around, go tobogganing, etc.
- Adopt a Penguin – via the Penguin Foundation.
- If you’re into wine, you can help by buying some wine made by the little penguin as proceeds from their sales are donated to the Penguin Foundation.
- Listen to some music about penguins: Penguin Music and Willie the Penguin
- Watch the live feed of penguins online: Monetery Bay Aquarium
- Present your special friend/mate with a pebble, because it’s what penguins do
- Enjoy some tasty krill