Me too. Almost.
Here are a couple more owl books and owl crafts to go along with your Owl Unit Studies.
Don’t worry if you’re not learning about owls at the moment.
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How can we learn about owls without dissecting some Owl puke?
I know right….we’d be kicked out of the Homeschool Co-op if we tried to pull a stunt like that!
Actually, we didn’t dissect “real” owl puke, we used the synthetic stuff.
We learned just as much about the dietary needs of owls, and I didn’t have to scream at my children for rubbing their eyes while dissecting.
Though I did startle the boy when I noticed him putting the bird beak in his mouth…..totally freaky
(Don’t worry…..I made him puke it up……like an owl…….there is no need to call CPS)
Anyway, I made a printable book to go along with the Owl Pellet Dissection, and it’s now up on the site with photo instructions for how to dissect your own owl pellet.
(Thrilling stuff isn’t it)
Trust me, the kids love it.
This little guy sure has an expression doesn’t he?
He looks a bit Twitterpaited if you ask me. (That term from Bambi might have a whole new meaning now that Twitter is so popular!)
The belly of this little guy provides some white space for children to write in key facts or even some poetry about owls!
Here’s the Photo instructions and Templates you need to make this!
PSSST: Check out these adorable Valentine Owls on our Sister Site!
So much so that on the spur of the moment we decided to make a mural mosaic of one of them.
We got to work punching circles…
(I am soooo glad I bought that Martha Stewart Circle Punch.)
Trust me you don’t want to be cutting all these circles out by hand.
Plus the kids love to slam down the puncher and watch the circles fly. Good Fun.
And at the end of a 20 sheets of paper, 4 glue-sticks and eating all our meals in the living room, our Owl mural was complete:
We hung him up in the living room, with a view of the kitchen “so he can catch any mice that come in for snacks”
Mice? I don’t think it’s the mice coming in and slurping down all the whip cream for breakfast honey…….
Wanna make one? Here are the Full Photo Instructions…
And you know what that means….
Owls are just adorable aren’t they?
We started by snagging a bunch of Owl books from the library. Right off the bat, I saw that this book called, “Owls” by Gail Gibbons was a winner! There is so much information in the book that we spent a long time on each page reading and learning about the different types of owls, what makes owls unique, and even learning more detailed facts about barn owls.
So anyway, to kick things off we started with these little pinecone owls. I let the children pick one of the owls they would like to try and make (mines a Great Horned Owl…can you tell?). Then I had them look at the colors and sizes and shapes to see how they could copy it with the supplies we had. Needless to say, they were a HUGE hit at our house, especially with Bubba (4) who made sure that his “Great Gray” owls wings were extended in flight so he could catch the mice.
We even made little nests out of clay pots and moss, so our owls would have a place to come in and land.
These are super simple to make for all ages, and I’ve got photo instructions up on the main site here.
If you make these leave me a link so we can see your adorable raptors!