Saturday, December 1, 2012

An Enchanted Childhood Playschool ~ November 26th-30th ~ Owls


We had a wonderful week off!  It was good, though, to see our little chidren back at playschool.  This week we learned about owls and the term "nocturnal"... which is very awesome to hear a two year old say!   

Our first book of the week was Little Owl's Night
After reading it the first day, we made toilet paper tube owl puppets (I had seen this idea on Pinterest).





 
The next day, after reading the same story, we made little shape owls...
an oval for the face, circles for the eyes, and a diamond for the beak.





We like to give the children plenty of time to express themselves with art... So after reading The Barn Owls, the children were given card stock and crayons and asked to draw an owl habitat.  We talked about the various places owls live, to help get them started.  After they were down, each child got an owl sticker to place in the habitat!



We finished up the week by reading Good Night Owl and painting these wooden masks we got from JoAnne's!







On cold days, we make sure the children are moving those large muscles.  We head to the living room... nicnamed "The Wild and Crazy Room"... for some wild and crazy fun! 





And of course playdough is always a fun activity...
especially when you add in something new to experiment with!






I want to let you know that the books we read each week will be featured on the Amazon widget in the sidebar on your right.  If you purchase a book through this link, I hopefully (not so far, but maybe someday) will make a few cents!


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16 comments:

  1. What fun and perfect timing! My daughter went to an owl themed Birthday party today so I have been thinking about owls! We made her an owl card and I painted an owl on a smooth stone.
    Thanks for sharing at Sharing Creative Ideas, I always love seeing what you do with the children!
    ~ joey ~

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  2. Oh what a great group of fun activities. I love all the cute ideas. Thank you so much for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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  3. Great activities ... and the shape owls are adorable! I pinned your post to my Bird Unit Study Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/bird-unit-study/

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  4. I love the book Little Owl's Night and the little eyes you made are so cute. Thanks for sharing at THe Children's Bookshelf.

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  5. Love owls! We just did some owl crafts and printables as well.
    http://heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com/2012/11/youre-whoot-with-printables.html
    Thanks for linking to Mom's Library.
    Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk

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  6. I love your owl activities - the shape owl face is so adorable!

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  7. WhoooWhooo...Love their owls! Thanks for sharing on Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land...hope to see you again soon :)

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  8. All the owls came out so cute! I have to say that I just love the feathers on the first ones! Thanks for sharing on the We Made That Linky!

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  9. Loved this post - as owls are favourites of mine! Don't forget Wol, the wise owl featured in the Christopher Robin stories, by A.A.Milne. Being from the UK, kids used to be bought up on these (before Disney got hold of them, but they're still good!). Enjoyed reading this post immensely.

    Isobel - www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh what fun!! Great owl crafts and a great book! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  11. This is one of my favorite books! I love what you did to explore it. Your owls are adorable!

    I will be sharing this post on the Read.Explore.Learn. page on Facebook on Monday.

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  12. We love owls!!! Thanks for the great inspiration. And I love your header photo. Is that new?

    Thank you so much for linking up to Waldorf Wednesday. I hope we'll see you back this week!
    http://ourseasonsofjoy.com/advent/waldorf-wednesday-15/

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