This week as a part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids, we made colorful, feathery owls as a fun owl color matching activity! We are enjoying these themes every week, and this one is a favorite… owls! I’ve always loved owls and my toddler also really likes them. In fact, he is dressing up as one for Halloween this year.
Featured Book: Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Be sure to check out the end of this post to see many more great activities to go along with this week’s theme and featured book!
Owl Color Matching Activity:
- Play dough in varying colors
- Feathers in matching colors
- googly eyes
- orange paper, cut into triangles
- a cup
To prepare this activity, I first made the owl bodies. To do this I flattened the playdough and used a cup to cut a circle shape. Next, I used the same cup to cut a half-circle into the top to make the top of the owls head. I repeated this with each color.
Next, we put two large googly eyes and a triangle nose onto each owl shape.
I told my preschooler and toddler that the owls needed their feathers for wings, and to match each feather to the same color body. They got straight to work matching the colors! They worked as a team, with Big Bro helping Little Bro figure out how to stick the feathers into the sides of the owl shape.
It ended up being great fine motor practice!
Now our colorful owls can fly!
More owl-themed books for the week:
More Owl Activities:
Alphabet Roll and Color 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
Preschool Name Writing Activity from Craft Create Calm
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
Help the Owl Babies find their nests from Mama Smiles
Arts and Crafts:
Owl Babies Sponge Painting from Adventure of Adam
Owl Eye Sight STEM Activity from J Daniel4’s Mom
Build a Nest STEM Activity from Views From a Step Stool
Movement Tricks to Help Kids with Separation Anxiety from Sugar Aunts
Owl Puppets from Powerful Mothering
Owl Babies Colourful Shape Art from Toddler Approved