Owl Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
The owl is an important member and contributor in wildlife.
The owl in contemporary children's literature, is often depicted in a similar way, such as these characters: Owl in A.A. Milne's Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Owl in Maurice Sendak's Little Bear, and many others.
During these activities children can learn some basic facts about this bird, enjoy an easy printable craft, practice letter O and other fun activities.
Owl online puzzle
Snowy owl online puzzle
Letter O Owl printable activities
Select a printable owl craft
Owl coloring pages
Activity > Science and Social Studies > Learning about
Encourage a discussion and dialogue. Ask the children what do they know about owls. Proceed to discuss some basic facts for young children:
Owls are birds. Why? The most important characteristic to distinguish a bird from other animal classes is FEATHERS.
Ask and review define other basic characteristics of birds:
- They hatch from eggs.
- Many can fly, have beaks or bills, and make nests.
- The basic parts of the bird: head, beak or bill, chest, tail, wings, and legs - demonstrate these using an owl coloring page and label the parts (insert in a transparent page protector - and use dry erase markers so children can participate and come to help to identify the parts).
- Owls are birds of prey - raptors.
- They are generally nocturnal - active at night (the craft can be used to depict a nocturnal scene).
- Great eyesight and hearing.
Owls and Snowy owl at Wikipedia.org
Activity > Owl Printable Craft > Select a printable craft in the owl theme.
Activity > Online jigsaw puzzles > Owl
Skills: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a fun owl image.
Activity > Homemade puzzles or a simple art activity with a coloring page or color poster:
If you are short on time for a craft or want to suggest a take home activity:
1. Homemade puzzle: For reinforcement, print an owl theme coloring page with a large on sturdy paper (print directly on a solid color - brown, orange, etc. or glue to thin cardboard and cut into basic shapes - rectangles, squares, triangles (4 - to 6 pieces for children 2-3 years old and more pieces for older children).
2. Free Style Art > Create a forest landscape > Have the children decorate the image, layering materials for texture, use craft feathers. Cut out the image and have the children create a forest background -- the trunk of a tree or branch with watercolors, tempera, glue real or dried leaves, twigs and small branches, create a nest with pine needles to bring in a touch of real nature. When the background is done glue or tape the owl on top.