I loved all of the bright colors! After 2 classes of penguins, however, I needed to mix-it up and add some other creatures. So, we used the same concept of cutting specific shapes by making Polar Bears & Snowpeople. To make the lesson go smoothly, I had pre-cut paper at each student's seat. For example, I had the 10x10 background, a 9x9 white or black paper (depending on the animal), colorful 3x3 squares for the earmuffs, & strips of colored paper for the scarves.
Here are some of my student examples:
Kennedy's Penguin - 2nd Grade
Grace's Penguin - 3rd Grade
Destiny's Polar Bear - 2nd Grade
Caleb's Snowman - 3rd Grade
Martha's Snowman - 3rd Grade