So, the kindergarteners and I have been looking at penguins. We've read stories, and then we went to "pebblego.com" an amazing site that my school subscribes to, that has animal info and videos in a very user friendly format. We compared real life penguins to the ones in the books, discussing similarities and differences. Then, we created our penguin paintings. I didn't have them draw first, rather I gave a demonstration, then turned turned them loose. I think they did pretty well, and I love how even though they all kind of started with my format, they have delightful personalities all of their own.