I'm not sure what it is about owls but they have always been my favorite. Maybe it stems from a childhood memory of yelling "Hello Mr. Owl" to the owl that we were sure lived in a huge tree on the way up to our cabin where we spent most weekends growing up. We never drove by that tree without all the windows rolled down and myself and my three sisters screaming "Hello Mr. Owl." I think Gus shares my same love. We're sure your little one will think this week's activities are a "hoot". Have fun!
This Week's Featured Book:
Supplies For Activities:
- Construction Paper
- Brown Paint
- Brown Paper Bag
- Chocolate cupcakes
- Reese's Pieces
- 3 colors of paint (I used yellow, brown and green)
- 3 paper plates
Activity #1...Celery Stamped Owl
Anything to do with paint always has Gus grinning from ear to ear! He needed a lot of help with this activity so depending on how old your child is, some littles may have to be supervised more then others. Gus was a huge help, he held the celery while I stamped it.
Activity #2...Owl Paper Bag Puppet
I've decided that paper bag puppets are my favorite! Gus loves them and they are easy and cheap to make. I made the boy owl with the cute bow tie but I attached the link so you can see the darling girl owl puppet as well.
Activity #3...Owl Cupcakes
These Owl cupcakes were so easy to make. Just add Oreos cut in half and Reese's Pieces to chocolate cupcakes. Gus had more fun playing then eating but don't worry they didn't go to waste, I had plenty of fun eating them!
Activity #4...Potato Owl Stamps
These owl stamps were a little trickier then I had imagined. Our first picture was not quite as neat as this one. I quickly learned that the potatoes slide around a little bit if you use too much paint. Once I picked up on this Gus' little masterpiece, round two, looked more like owls and turned out pretty darn cute!
Activity #5...Paper Plate Owl
Start by having your little muchkin paint 2 paper plates brown. After they dry cut one in half and cut the top off the other. Cut out your eyes, beak and feet and glue it all together. There you have it, a darling little owl.