Owl Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

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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 instructor.

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:

**Birds, 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 Owls

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
Alphabet > Letter O is for Owl printable activities

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. 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 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.

owl online jigsaw puzzle
Owl online jigsaw puzzle

owl online jigsaw puzzle
Snowy owl online jigsaw puzzle

letter o owl printable activities
Letter O Owl Printable Activities

printable owl crafts
Select a printable owl craft
View owl for different themes

owls coloring pages

Owl coloring pages

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