Here's a tricky puffin puzzle to try with the kids. There are missing bits on the picture on the left. Fill them in with reference to the picture on the right - or cover up the picture on the right, and try it without help...
You can find puffins in many parts of the world (60% of the world's puffins breed in Iceland) and, probably because of their looks, they are popular birds! They are quirky looking black and white seabirds, with a distinctive brightly striped beak (in spring time) and orange legs. In the UK you are most likely to find them in large breeding colonies around the coast - such as the Shetland and Orkney Islands, or the RSPB's Coquet Island.
Fun fact: A puffin weighs about the same as a can of fizzy drink, but can fly at up to 55 miles per hour!
Our Puffin Resources
These seabirds nest off coasts and are quite rare. If you are not lucky enough to see one in the wild you can still learn to draw a puffin yourself with our simple guide. Use your colours to add some colour to the distinctive bright beak.
Complement your learning about puffins with these fun acrostic poem printables, which will challenge the kids' poetry skills! You can also use the printables as writing frames for younger children.
Most people love puffins - and there's a lovely version on this colouring page for the kids to colour in. Will they do a stripy beak or plain?
Puffin is a lovely word - fun to say and fun to write! Start the kids off with this finger tracing worksheet, and they can colour in the picture too.
This puffin grid copy is quite tricky, with lots of detail - but if you copy the picture square by square and count carefully, you could be successful!
Kids can trace the word puffin, then have a go at writing it themselves, using this fun handwriting worksheet.
Our puffin jigsaw is quick to print and cut, and fun to put back together again! You can choose from our jigsaw cutting guides to tailor for the age of your child.
The bright coloured bills make puffins my favourite bird. This puffin lacing card would look nice with red or yellow lacing to match the bill. It might be easier to cut away the tufty feathers on his head when cutting out the outline of the bird.
Are you learning about puffins? In that case, why not print out one of our puffin notebooking pages and use it for storing what you've learned, drawings, or perhaps some creative writing...
There is something so likeable about a puffin! This lovley poster is fun to display but we've also made the lines simple in case you want to cut the puffin out.
If you're very lucky you may have seen puffins when on a boat trip around the British Isles - there's even an uninhabited island off the eastern tip of Anglesey, Wales called Puffin Island where there are puffins but no people!
Here's a lovely poster featuring a pair of adorable puffins perched on a cliff. Great as part of a bird or coastal display.
Our lovely puffin illustration is suree to encourage children to do some lovely writing - especially if they can colour in the picture afterwards. Use the story paper for creative writing, descriptive writing, research, copywork...
Put a puffin together using the various pieces of our puffin template. You will need to print the template a few times and cut the body and top part of the beak out of black, the face and belly out of white, and the bottom part of the beak and foot out of orange. A challenge!
Our puffin tracing page helps children practise their fine motor skills in two ways, firstly by tracing the lines and secondly by colouring him in. Don't forget to give him a bright beak.
What do you know about puffins? This worksheet will encourage a little fact-finding, and it's a fun way for the kids to store what they've learned, too.