Are you looking for some learning activities to do at home, in a playgroup or in your toddler/preschool classroom? Here on Money Saving Parent we will be sharing a selection of learning activities/lesson plans, arts, crafts, books, music and movement for you to enjoy. (It’s time to pull out my old lesson plans since I can’t use them with my girls anymore – sniff sniff)
After spending many years teaching and then “homeschooling” the girls for preschool we hope to have some ideas to share with you that you will love sharing with your family or classroom. Be sure to look under our Disney, free printables section, crafts and activities for kids to find even more family fun for kids of all ages.
Owl Shape Craft
Heart shaped Owl:
Cut two smaller size hearts from brown construction paper for Owl eyes. Cut two smaller heart shapes from pink construction paper and glue onto the brown. Add white round circles for eyes, with black smaller circles for pupils. A yellow triangle is used for the beak. Then use one large heart shape in brown, with one smaller shaped heart in pink to designate the Owl’s body. At the top of the heart glue the two hearts shaped eyes and beak.
Two slim rectangles can be used for legs, and two stars for claws (in darker brown that used for body and eyes.)
Variation: Use an old CD for the round body. Glue a brown triangle with the point facing down into the center top of the CD. Add circles for eyes, rectangles for legs and start for feet as above
Variation: The one pictured above is for toddlers using a paper plate, triangle and star shapes.
Crafts that teach about owls:
Good night, owls don’t sleep at night: Owls sleep during the day and come out at night to eat and be with their family. Create a night sky with black construction paper and white chalk.
Birds of a feather paint together: Owls are birds and like all birds have feathers. Do feather painting on card stock or construction paper.
Bird Watching binoculars. Some people like to watch birds. Some do it for a living. Create your own binoculars for your children to use while bird watching. Use two toilet paper rolls; cover them with black construction paper and glue together. They need lots of time to dry so that they stay together. Then you and your child can use them to explore. Keep a journal of what you find.