Owl symbolism: The owl is a beautiful creature that can represent or
symbolize -- wisdom, the arts, literacy, the love
of learning, reading, facilitating knowledge, educational goals and
achievements, such as graduation and the role of a teacher, coach or
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
related to special themes and occasions such as:
Desert Animals, Endangered
Animals (some species of owls are endangered), Farm
(barn owl), Forest
Animals, Rainforest and Polar (Arctic) Animals and
bird special events.
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
Ask and review define other basic
characteristics of birds:
Letter O is for Owl printable activities
- 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
- Great eyesight and hearing.
Owls and Snowy owl at
Activity > Owl
Printable Craft >
Select a printable craft in the owl theme.
Activity > Online jigsaw puzzles >
Skills: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a fun owl image.
The default puzzle is 6 pieces. Click on the change
cut button to change shape and number of pieces.
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
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.
Owl online jigsaw puzzle
Snowy owl online jigsaw puzzle
Owl Printable Activities
a printable owl craft
View owl for different themes
Owl coloring pages
*paper, construction paper or paper
*glue or glue stick
*something to color with