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In today's portion of the harvest series on nocturnal animals, the class will learn about owls. Here are the things that you will need to present the lesson in its fullest capacity:
- Colored pictures of owls and their homes. (this can be found in a book of owl facts located in you local library)
- Hoot by Jane Hissey
- Paper plates (3 regular size ones and 1 small size for each child)
- Yellow and black construction paper
- Note cards
- Small reproducible pictures of nocturnal animals (two sets)
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Circle Time Discussion
Show pictures of the owl and their homes.
Ask children to compare bats and owls.
Discuss the different types of owls.
Read, Hoot by, Jane Hissey.
Discuss the events in the book.
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Paper Plate Owls
Provide each child with 3 large paper plates and 1 small plate.
Instruct the children to color both sides of the plates. Encourage the children to color owls however they wish, as there are many types of owls...even white snow owls).
Fold the top rim of the small plate down (no further than the rim).
Fold on paper plate on the left side and the second paper plate on the right side (folds should be no further than one-fourth into the inside of the plate.)
Do not fold the third plate.
Assist the children in stapling the head to the round plate body, then staple the wings to each side. The folds of the plates should fold into the body of the owl.
Adhere large wiggle eyes to the owl's face.
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Play, Batty Number Match from a previous lesson.
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On the note cards, adhere pictures of nocturnal animals (you should have two pictures of each animal). Write the animal name on the card at the bottom of the picture.
Children will play a version of "Go Fish". This game will be played with no more than six children at a time. Hand cards out to all children. Instruct each child to take turns asking for the animal that matches one in their hand.
Have other activities to occupy the waiting children, as they wait for their turn to play the game.