Penguin Awareness Day

Did you know there is a Penguin Awareness Day, or Penguin Day, and the date designated for it is January 20th. Now don't confuse this flightless bird holiday with the one on April 25th...that is World Penguin Day!

Whether you decide on January 20th, or April 25th, to celebrate the penguin...or if you have a penguin fact party on both's a fun reason to celebrate!

The penguin looks like a little guy dressed up in a tuxedo. His waddle makes us laugh, and when we find information about this little bird that can't fly, we are amazed at the trials of his life style. Of course, he cannot change what he is, but he does have many fans...whether it's because of what a hardy little bird he is, or what a cute little fellow...plenty of people choose the penguin as thier favorite bird.

Let's find out some interesting penguin facts...use them as a penguin trivia game at your party! What to do at a Penguin Awareness Day party...go and visit some penguins. There are plenty of places that have Penguin houses including:

  • Zoos
  • Aquariums
  • Seaquariums.
What else can you do on Penguin Day?
  • Dress up in Black and White
  • Read a Penguin story or Watch a Penguin Movie...some great choices include:Happy Feet, or March of the Penguins
  • Send a Penguin Ecard
  • Have a Waddling Contest to see who can walk like one of these little birds.
  • Make penguin feet out of cardboard and have a walking relay race for teams.
  • Make a Penguin Craft or Picture or even a homemade Penguin costume!
  • Penguin craft ideas include:

    • how to make a penguin sock doll
    • Penguin coloring pages
    • learn how to draw a penguin
    • make some penguin cupcakes
  • Penguins are found in Antarctica, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. It doesn't matter if you choose Penguin Awareness Day or World Penguin Day or both...just celebrate the penguin and all life on Earth. Make learning fun for your kids and your friends, you can never learn too much or have too much fun!

    Kinds of Penguins


  • King
  • Rockhoppers
  • Gentoo
  • Magellanic
  • Galapagos
  • Adelie
  • African
  • Little
  • Royal
  • Yellow-eyed
  • Snares
  • Chinstrap
  • Humboldt
  • Macroni
  • Fiordland
  • Erect-crested
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