This weeks featured book for the virtual book club is Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. I thought making a set of puppets for our story retelling would be an awesome idea and since my kids love to stick things into glue it was a win win.
My 4 year old and 2 year old did this activity. My 2 year old loves stick puppets and my 4 year old just adores story retellings!
Gather your materials for making owl babies!
- The book Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. I have been purchasing the board books where I can they are way sturdier with my 4 kids all wanting to look at them!
- Brown foam cut into 3 ovals plus one larger oval for the mom owl
- 4 Jumbo craft sticks
- 3 sets of googly eyes in different colors. we had black, blue and green.
- 1 set of large googly eyes. We only had a yellow set so they did
- Orange foam triangles for the beaks
- White school glue for the sticking
- Feathers. The ones used are Guinea Fowl Feathers
Paste your ovals onto the craft sticks and cover the oval lightly in glue.
Stick feathers onto the body of the owl (the oval)
Once all the feathers are on add extra glue for the eyes and beak.
Leave your owls to dry overnight or put them in the sun to dry faster! Ours was dry within 2 hours in the direct sun. (We live on the equator so the direct sun is always hot)
Grab your dry owls for story retelling! Doesn’t this little guy just look so cute!
Such fun with these owl stick puppets! I was really pleased with the result. The book reading fun as each owl has a line and the puppets could “speak” those as we retold the story.
Mommy owl is back!!
I think we just might build a nest for this activity too.
Looking for more owl themed activities?
You are invited to visit our Virtual Book Club for Kids cohosts sites for additional activity ideas all about the weeks theme. Featured below are many ideas for your preschooler ages 2-5.
MORE OWL THEMED ACTIVITIES
- Letter – Roll & Color – Owl Themed Sea of Knowledge
- Whooo are you? Writing Activity -CraftCreateCalm
- Owl Babies Counting Activity – Clare’s Little Tots
- Owl’s Day Ordering Activity – My Storytime Corner
- Owl Counting Playdough Mats – Preschool Powol Packets
- Owl Babies Sponge Painting – Adventures of Adam
- Owl Eyesight STEM Exploration for Kids
- Build a Nest STEM Activity for Kids – Views From a Step Stool
- Feathery Owls Color Matching Activity – To be a Kid Again
- Help the owls find their nests – Mama Smiles
- Pre-writing Craft for Kids: Scratch Art Owl- School Time Snippets
- Movement Tricks to Help with Separation Anxiety in Preschool
- Owl Babies Shape Activity for Preschoolers – Rainy Day Mum