Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

Sunday, October 23, 2011


After Toddler Tales this week, we were all a little wiser about owls.  We started out learning that owls are birds that fly with wings and feathers.  They are also raptors so they use their sharp, curved beak and talons to catch and eat their prey.  We also learned they are nocturnal, have very good eye sight and exceptionally good hearing. 

We then introduced ourselves to my friend Oliver the Owl using this song:

Oliver the Owl
Owl in the Tree

(Sung To: Skip to my Lou)

Owl in the tree says, who, who, who
Owl in the tree says, who, who, who
Owl in the tree says, who, who, who
Who, who, are you? (point to a child and have them say their name)
Next we settled down to read “Little Owl” by Piers Harper.  This is a sweet story about a young owl that is learning to fly and has to find the courage to get home by himself.  It is also a touch and feel book.  All the animals in the illustrations are fuzzy, which the kids really enjoyed. 

We closed by practicing our counting with a fun flannel board activity using this rhyme: 

Five Little Owls

Five little owls on a moonlit night
Five little owls are quite a sight.
Five little owls Are you keeping score?
One flew away! And then there were Four.
Four little owls happy as can be,
One flew away then there were Three.
Three little owls calling Who, Who
One flew away and that left two.
Two little owls having lots of fun.
One flew away and that left One.
One little owl we are almost done
He flew away and that leaves none.
Our craft this week was a owl mask the kids could color and decorate with feathers.  My daughter invented a new species of owl.  One that is entirely PINK! 

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