We love Owls here in the Rainy Day Mum house and have been reading and doing some activities with our preschooler all about them. So I thought I would share some of the best that we have done so that you can do them too! So here goes our pick of the best crafts and activities for Preschoolers all about Owls.
Owl Theme for Preschool
Owls are wonderful birds. When you start to learn about them you start to discover things like, not all owls are nocturnal! Some are Crepuscular – meaning they are around in the twilight hours of dusk and dawn, others are completely diurnal and happy to fly about during the day!
Where did those facts come from – well our fabulous selection of owl books for kids. We loved picking these out to share with you from the classic Owl Babies to some non-fiction books with all the facts. My favourite the Barn Owls probably because of all of the owls it too is my favourite one.
Before you close your books make sure that you have helped your preschooler to make this adorable little origami owl bookmark together it’s so sweet and your little one will then start to learn about saving their page in the books.
Fun Owl Activities for Preschoolers
Inspired by our favourite story book about owls, Owl Babies this FREE printable Owl shape game is great for playing with your preschooler as they learn their different shapes.
Speaking of shapes – this owl shape craft is ideal to do alongside the printable shape activity game above. Your kids will love to create these colourful owls and learn their shapes at the same time.
This owl-inspired process art activity is brilliant for letting your kids get creative. Unlike a craft, process art doesn’t have a finalized product and it’s a great way for little ones to learn more about different media and mark-making.
O is for Owl a perfect letter learning activity for your little ones is to create some handprint alphabet art with this O is for Owl Letter Craft.
A little prep from you will mean your little ones can have hours of fun with this Owl Felt Board Activity. It’s great for fine motor skills, colour recognition and playing so get crafty and produce this reusable resource for your owl unit study
An old one from here on Rainy Day Mum but this cutting practice owl craft for preschoolers is great. The cuts look just like feathers and it’s so simple to do. Check out the full instructions to inspire you to do it with your little one too.
Lacing and threading are such fantastic crafts and activities for kids because they help to develop fine motor control as well as improve hand-eye coordination. This cute little owl lacing craft is perfect you could set it up in a little center for your kids to enjoy independently or sit and do one yourself alongside them.
Cardboard tubes and toilet roll tubes make great free crafting materials to use with your preschoolers and these toilet paper tube owls are colourful and cute and really easy to make. Why not try them with your preschoolers.
Another great crafting material is paper bags. They make the most fantastic puppets! And this paper bag owl puppet is ideal. Why not make a few and then use them to retell the story of the Owl Babies with your preschoolers. Retelling through play is one of the best ways to help them to pick up on comprehension skills and develop their understanding of literature.
One of the easiest and simplest owl crafts for preschoolers is to make some little pine cone owls. We made them after reading the book Little Hoot!
Paper plates are one of our favourite crafting materials, they are cheap and cheerful (and when we run out I can create our own with circle template!). So these paper plate owls were so much fun to make. Don’t you just love how the wings are made?
A fun FREE printable to make with your little ones is the fantastic Owl Headband. I love the eyes on this and my kids loving playing owls wearing them.
A variation on that paper plate owl is this one! I love again the wings and how different it is from the previous one. Aren’t they just so cute?
More Activity Ideas for Preschoolers
Check out these other activity ideas for preschoolers that we are sure they will love just as much.
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.