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A note to parents/educators:
Please review and adjust any part of these activities to
conform to cultural and/or religious beliefs associated with the
owl. The owl may symbolize or represent something altogether
different in another culture or religion from what is expressed in
When writing the activities and designing the owl craft it was meant
to focus on positive and contemporary messages.
Owl theme lesson plan activities:
Please visit and review
related series of activities that include:
1. Learning about the owl and its symbolism in lore and culture.
2 Printable accessories and ideas to adapt to various holidays
and occasions listed in the themes column.
3. Alphabet letter O Owl lesson plan
and printable activities
These activities will focus on an easy
craft to practice shapes, numbers, counting, sorting and sizing.
Ideally, plan for a couple of days of activities for older children
and keep it simple for the 2-3 year olds.
Decide on a sequence or materials that works best for your needs.
Activity: Easy Shapes Owl Craft Ages 2.5+ (9 pieces)
Tell the children they are going to have fun with a craft related to a
unique bird: the owl!
The children will have fun making an easy and fun craft assembled with
basic shapes and during the
crafting process many skills can be addressed.
Review printing and assembly options that best meet your needs. Before assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested
*The body circle can be glued to recycle a CD or CD Rom
*Eyes template can be easily substituted by large sized wiggly eyes
(size 25 mm) and the rest of the pieces can be cut from foam sheets.
Owl Craft Printing and Assembly Options:
*Choose and print template accessories for Graduation or Teacher/Child Care/Back
to School Theme - available in color or black
Option 1: Print color
template, cut out,
conduct learning activities below and assemble (see below for
Option 2: Print black and white
template. Children can color, paint or decorate first, cut out and proceed
Option 3: For Large Groups:
Print black & white template on card stock and use as a master
template. Trace the patterns on folded construction paper or
left-over paper, or foam sheets to obtain pieces needed in each color.
Assembly: Each template has a small illustration of the finished
owl craft to help children have an idea of how it looks when
assembled. For large groups it may help to have a cut out craft
and place small pieces of tape behind each piece and show on a board a
sequence of assembly.
Other options, decorations and ideas:
Review the accessories for various holidays and occasions
1. Tape a ribbon or string to back of head to use as decoration
3. Make a greeting card for other occasions (St. Valentine's,
Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparent's Day: Fold a piece on paper or card
stock in half and attach on the front. Write greeting message inside.
4. Add craft feathers (two on the sides of the triangle points
to add a
Learning Activities to conduct before craft
Choose those activities that meet your curriculum needs and children's
Shapes & Colors Activity:
1. Ask children to identify the shapes and colors on the
template if using the color template.
To conduct these activities pieces should be decorated and cut out.
1. Sorting & Sizing: Have the children sort the
shapes by color and size (smallest to largest)
2. Counting: Count how many of each type and size there
are. You may want to write numbers on the blank side to acquaint
the children with printed numbers. In this activity you may want
to also count the inner black eyes.
Proceed with craft assembly. Show the small image
provided in the template to help the children see how the finished
craft looks and to aid them in positioning the pieces. After
completing the craft the children can hold their finished craft while
conducting some of the learning