The penguin spinners can be copied or laminated for repeat use (small group or individual play). Put the spinner right onto the middle and make enough spinners for each child. You can use popsicle sticks or Lego type blocks or if you are working with shapes then use a die cut machine for quick shape prep. Children will spin the spinner and then choose that number of items to complete their penguin house. You can let them spin two times and then add the sticks together or let them spin and use that quantity before spinning again. Take time to ask what feathers the children are choosing and why (having children explain their thinking helps with higher order thinking.) Also by asking in advance gets them to start planning which will activate specific cognitive stems in the brain. Standards are identified on the direction page along with HOT questions to prompt cognitive thought for children which are also aligned to CLASS specific higher order thinking skills for instruction support. Children can glue their creation on construction paper and then color in items to finish their habitat. Dictate on the paper what they say about their house/habitat.