Apparently Fall is a classic time to take a closer look at owls. That works for us! Chipmunk has been getting interested in owls ever since she started listening to Goodnight Blue – A Nighttime Musical Adventure. In the CD, an owl comes out and talks to Steve about how she eats her breakfast at night. Of course, this is both fascinating and hilarious to a 2 year old, so the obsession with owls begins!
Last weekend, we were at Asbury Woods (a great family outing in Erie, PA) and spotted this owl. A perfect way to introduce the theme!
For our first owl project, we made this fun feather covered friend:
Let’s get started!
What You Need:
- Owl coloring page (I found mine here)
- Feathers (I got mine at Oriental Trading)
- Glue sticks
- BONUS: Owl Counting Printable (see picture at end of post)
What You Do:
After printing off the owl coloring page, show the kids how to glue a feather onto the owl. Encourage them to line the feathers up with the owl’s feathers.
I put the feathers on a plate to try and contain them a bit, but I assure you I was sweeping them off the floor for days!
We added giant googly eyes onto one owl (pictured in the middle) and that was a nice touch!
The girls loved this activity so much, they were begging to do another owl. Of course, I had only printed off enough coloring pages for one each, so we made little Turkeys with our hand prints and continued with the feather fun!
Big turkey and Little Turkey
Perfect jump start to the Thanksgiving season!
Don’t forget to grab your FREE COUNTING OWLS PRINTABLE. I didn’t print mine in color, but you can!
Great Owl Books:
- Busy Tree
- Little Owl
- Goodnight Owl
- Owl Babies
Other Owl Activities:
- Homeschool Preschool: Owl Week!
- Pinecone Owl at Art Experiences for Tots
- Paper Bag Owls (Door Decorations)
- Owl Hand print Craft at Meet the Dubiens
- Owl Coloring Page (for older kids)
- Paper Plate Owl on Crafts by Amanda
- 50 Page Preschool Packet by Intentional Momma ($5.25)
About the Author:
Lindsey Whitney is a blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry. A blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith. You can connect with her via twitter or on facebook.