The National Wildlife Federation teamed up with Happy Feet Two to offer educational content designed around the film. Through our educator's guide and other resources, kids can learn more about Antarctica and its amazing wildlife—and also find out how to help protect the animals' ocean habitat.
Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven—a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father’s “guts and grit” as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures—from tiny krill to giant elephant seals—to put things right.
This guide will help you explore themes of Happy Feet Two in an educational setting. The activities are designed for grades 3 through 5, with extensions for younger and older children. These activities meet national standards for English/ Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Visual Arts.
Visit the Climate Classroom: For penguins like Mumble and Erik, climate change is a threat to their very survival. Discover resources in the Climate Classroom that can start conversations with children about what climate change is and how it affects wildlife. Then talk with them about ways they can help.
Raise Money: Kids have the power to make a difference for wildlife in need. By holding an event and raising money for donation, they can show wildlife like penguins that they care.
Live Green: Even small actions can help fight climate change and save penguins, puffins, and other seabirds. Challenge kids to simple steps for living green like unplugging electronic devices when not in use, or taking reusable bags when shopping.
Green a School: Another way kids can help is by making their school more eco-friendly. The National Wildlife Federation's Eco-Schools USA program helps schools green their buildings, grounds, and curriculum. By helping your students reduce their school’s environmental footprint, they can help penguins and other wildlife—as well as people and the whole planet. Learn more and check out the Eco-Schools USA climate change pathway for ideas.
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