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Alphabet > Letter O > O is for Owl 

Animals > Birds > Owl

Holidays & Events >
*January 5th > Nat'l Bird Day
*May 4th > Bird Day
*Aug | Sept > Back to School
* May | June > Graduation
* June > Teacher Appreciation
*Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

Numbers |  Math >   Counting, Sizing, Sorting

Shapes > circles, ovals and triangles on the craft 

 

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 these activities.

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 these 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 below:

Tips:
*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 & white.

Option 1
:  Print color template,  cut out, conduct learning activities below and assemble (see below for suggested sequence).  
Option 2:  Print black and white template. Children can color, paint or decorate first,  cut out and proceed as above.  
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 or ornament.  
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 realistic touch.

Learning Activities to conduct before craft assembly:
Choose those activities that meet your curriculum needs and children's age group:

Shapes & Colors Activity:

1.  Ask children to identify the shapes and colors on the template if using the color template.  

Numbers/Pre-Math Activities:
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 activities.

Easy Shapes Owl or Owlet Craft
(body can me glued to CD)
Easy Shapes Owl Craft
Craft Templates:
*Color

*Black & White


Alphabet Letter O Owl Printable Activities

Materials
*paper, construction paper or paper stock
*glue or glue stick
*scissors
*something to color with



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