Each week we are featuring a new theme as part of our Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids. Last week was all about Night. This week is OWL WEEK.
Our featured book this week is Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and we decided to do an owl themed puppet craft to go along with the book!
Have you ever made an owl puppet? We just grabbed a few favorite items from around the house and started creating!
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR AN OWL PUPPET:
- white glue
- brown paper bag
- lids (we used playdough lids)
- colorful scrap paper (we used mosaic paper squares)
- colored cardstock
HOW TO CREATE AN OWL PUPPET:
This is a simple puppet craft that can also be used while you talk with your kids about shapes! This is my example version of our puppet craft. The kid versions will not look like this, but we haven’t had a moment this week to make any crafts together. We are planning on follow this tutorial together later in the week so that each of my kids can make their own owl puppet.
To get started with these puppets you need to add on eyes! I love big owl eyes, so we used playdough lids and then buttons for eyeballs. White glue works well.
Once we glued on the eyes, we added a triangle mouth. By folding two triangles in half we made a beak that pops out!
We also covered the owl in glue and made colorful square feather patterns for the owl’s belly.
Lastly, we cut a large circle in half to create two wings that are semi-circle shaped and we added triangle ears to the top of the owl.
Once our owl was dry all the kids wanted to touch him and talk to him and make him move. You can use your owl puppet to recreate your favorite owl story.
As you are playing with your owl you could talk about the colors on the “feathers” and the shapes of the different parts of the owl- especially the wings, ears, feathers, beak, and eyes!
Have you made any owl crafts yet this week? Have you done any owl themed activities?
Here are the Owl Week activities shared by our Virtual Book Club o-hosts!
OWL THEMED LITERACY ACTIVITIES
Alphabet Roll and Colour from Sea of Knowledge
Owl Babies Book Craft and Alphabet Activity from Mosswood Connection
Pre-writing Craft for Kids: Scratch Art Owl from School Time Snippets
OWL THEMED MATHS ACTIVITIES
Owl Babies Counting Activity from Clare’s Little Tots
Owl’s Day Ordering Activity from My Storytime Corner
Owl Counting Playdough Mats from Preschool Powol Packets
Feathery Owls Colour Matching Activity from To Be a Kid Again
Help the Owl Babies find their nests from Mama Smiles
Owl Babies Shape Activity for Preschoolers – Rainy Day Mum
OWL THEMED ARTS, CRAFTS, AND SENSORY ACTIVITIES
Owl Babies Sponge Painting from Adventure of Adam
OWL THEMED SCIENCE ACTIVITIES
Owl Eye Sight STEM Activity from J Daniel4’s Mom
Build a Nest STEM Activity from Views From a Step Stool
OWL THEMED GROSS AND FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES
Movement Tricks to Help Kids with Separation Anxiety from Sugar Aunts
Owl Puppets from Powerful Mothering
If you try any of these this week, tell me about them in the comments!