By ROBERT IVKO, Kid Reporter, age 12

Photo: flickr.com/Mkuhn
Little Blue Penguins looking for materials to build a nest.  Photo: flickr.com/Mkuhn

Penguins don’t normally rely on warm clothing, but now in New Zealand they might need to cover up. After the Tauranga oil spill, many little blue penguins got sick from cleaning their oily coats.  You could help them out by knitting a jumper and sending it to New Zealand for relief efforts. These penguins are about 12 inches high when fully grown, so please remember to knit a little one.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

With the help of a family member, knit a sweater for a little blue penguin in New Zealand.  You can follow the special directions for knitting a penguin sweater online at: www.theyarnkitchen.blogspot.com/, where you can also meet Flip & Peggy penguin!

With the help of a family member, knit a sweater for a little blue penguin in New Zealand. You can follow the special directions for knitting a penguin sweater online at:  http://theyarnkitchen.blogspot.com/, where you can also meet Flip & Peggy penguin!