Ship ahoy! Come and join us on an exciting (polar) expedition. This tangram set contains 20 different South Pole themed shapes with penguins, mountains and two ships. Some puzzles are easy to solve, others can be quite challenging.
There are 2 different types of booklets, 1 set with additional activities and 4 types of puzzle cards. You can use any combination of booklets and puzzle cards you like. This makes it easy to differentiate, so it is a great resource for any age.
Please feel free to download the preview to see what's included!
You can also download a free 'Try before you buy' pack (Tangram Penguin) here
Penguin Parade / Polar Expedition
12 Penguins (some share the same body), 5 Mountains, 1 Sailboat, 1 Ship, 1x 3 Fishes.
Booklets (PDF Files):
1x outline - cover page, index, 20 puzzles (A4) and an answer key
1x mosaic - cover page, index and 20 puzzles (A4)
Worksheets (PDF Files):
1x 7 pages with separate puzzle pieces and a color-code at the top.
1x 1 page with 3 blank tangram sets.
1x 1 page with 3 ‘5 color’ tangram sets.
1x 1 page with 3 ‘7 color’ tangram sets.
1x 1 page with a blank envelope.
Puzzle Cards (PDF Files):
1x silhouette - 5 pages with 20 puzzles (A6)
1x blue - 5 pages with 20 puzzles (A6)
1x 7 colors - 5 pages with 20 puzzles (A6)
1x 5 colors - 5 pages with 20 puzzles (A6)
Meet this cute family of eight penguins: Wobble, Nosey, Chilly, Flipper, Speedy, Wiggle, Splash and Frisky. They all share the same body, but look surprisingly different.
Students are playfully introduced to the geometric terms - Transformation (Change / Move), Translation (Slide), Reflection (Flip) and Rotation (Turn) - when they give the penguin’s heads, beaks or wings a different position.
Additional Activity - Content:
- Worksheet Transformations with an Answer Key (A4 / 2 pages)
- 8 Puzzle Cards (A6 / 4 per page)
- 1 Penguin body - showing the outlines of each puzzle piece (A4 / 1 page)
- 1 Penguin body - showing the outlines of the whole body (A4 / 1 page)
- Tangram set (A4 / 3 per page)
How to use (3 options):
Option 1: Use the puzzle cards + the colored puzzle pieces + the penguin body.
Activity: Transform one penguin into another penguin by changing the position of the head, beak and wing.
Option 2: Use the penguin body + the colored puzzle pieces
Activity: Create your own penguin.
Option 3: Use the penguin body + colored puzzle pieces with a center point + transformation chart.
Activity: Turn penguin A into penguin B. Which transformations do you need? Tick the correct boxes.
You also need tools like a paper piercer or pushpin and a piercing pad for this activity (not included).
I hope you have as much fun solving the puzzles as I did creating them!
Halloween Puzzles & Activities
Christmas 1 - Santa Claus
The Toy Store
Leprechauns - St. Patrick’s Day
Spring - Easter
At the beach 1
At the circus 1
At the circus 2