Category: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Feed the Penguin (#365 PENGUINS)

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#365PENGUINS is a do it yourself activity designed for children with sensory processing disorder to do with their parents at home in the evening, after their bath. #365 Penguins is a children’s book (see product) that goes along with this do it yourself activity. The child hears a knock at the door (from the parent) and goes to the door to find the penguin in a purple box, collects the penguin and places it on the fireplace, next to its brothers and sisters. This activity teaches organization and matching/sorting skills. The first three penguins that arrive at the child’s front door with notes attached to them. These are the same notes featured in the story. Since then the box only houses a single penguin which has a number on its back. See how to make the Feed the Penguin (#365 PENGUINS) below.

Technical Specifications: 

Step One: Gather materials.

  • 365 4oz black espresso disposable cups.
  • Multi-purpose labels – 21 per a4 sheet (the user will use 18 sheets).
  • Two packs of white sticky dots (8mm  –  the user will use 730 stickers for the eyes).
  • Self-adhesive sticky number stickers.
  • a4 orange card  – the user will use around 14 sheets.
  • Double-sided tape.
  • Black permanent marker pen.
  • Scissors.

Step Two: Make the 365 penguins.

  1. Cut the end off of a multi-purpose label so that it is approximately 5cm long.
  2. Cut out a beak and two wings from the label. I like to make each penguin slightly different to give them their own personalities. The penguins may have a larger beak or small wings.
  3. Attach the label to the black disposable cup.
  4. Add two white sticky dots above the label.
  5. Use a permanent marker pen to draw two black circles for the Penguins' eyes.
  6. Cut a rectangle out of the orange card and fold it in half.
  7. Cut out a penguin flipper with a long tab at the end.
  8. Attach double-sided tape to both flippers, peel off the backing and secure the penguin flippers to the cup.
  9. Add a numbered sticker to the back of the penguin.

Step Three: Repeat Step Two 364 times.


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Feed the Penguin