I love owls, of course. I happen to also love penguins nearly as much. On of my favorite penguin is"Penguin Polka" (another one from D. Gagne). You should check it out at her website Music Play. It is song 73 in the KinderPlay book.
Another one we use goes along with the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot". There's a cute version of it on my Pinterest board. I use different words (although I think I like those better) and I call it "The Penguin Song" and the words go like this:
The next song is to the tune of "Five Fat Turkeys". I rewrote the words and used it in a Winter Program once.
I select five students to wear penguin signs and one to wear the shark and they get to act it out. When they finish, they give the sign to another person. I have some students on triangles and chimes to create an "icy" sound while they play this (good time to pause and point out and discuss sounds metals make).
We also discuss facts about penguins and check them out on a video.
Next, we learn the song "Bounce High, Bounce Low". We talk about making snowballs (that's what penguins would use) and what would happen if we threw them (SPLAT). It makes the song kinda silly, but I think it still fits. We also label the name "Shiloh" as the name of one of the penguins.
First, we learn the lyrics:
|Pitch Ladder - snowflakes are from Target|
You can download the file here: Penguin Songs