We started our storytime with WOW! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood. An adorable segue into our topic with a good 'hook' that the kids could enjoy as well as lots of colors.
|Ten Little Owls|
Next, we utilized some laminated owls I had to sing Ten Little Owls (sitting in a tree tonight). We really had to wiggle our fingers first to warm them up because it is chilly out this morning!
Our next story was Whooo's there? by Mary Serfozo. I would point out the animal on the page and ask the kiddos what it was before reading the paragraph. This was another good one with a repetitive phrase through out which made it rhyme-y.
|Five Little Owls|
For my "flannel board" story I printed the pictures found here. (Click to download the pdf and the printable that I used as well as the lyrics are on the last two page. However, there are some other great items that can be used in this packet.) and laminated them. I put velcro on the owls that coordinated with spots of velcro on the tree. I pulled each one off one by one as I read the story.
|The owl pulled off so you can see the velcro|
Finally, our last book has the BEST illustrations in my opinion, The Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na. We pointed out all the different animals and I asked if they could sleep like the animals in the book (One eye open, two eyes open, etc.)
|He was a real 'hoot' to make!|
Our craft for the day was an owl of their very own. It was a combination of several templates but mostly the one found here (
Which will be added later since we have new computers and I can't find the link. :( ).