Each month, we get a fabulous program called Dance ‘n Beats as part of our thematic play based Mother Goose Time Preschool Curriculum.
This month our theme is Winter in the Woods.
My kids, no surprise, are fascinated by the woodland animals and how they survive during the cold, winter months. The owl in particular has struck their fancy.
One of the projects included in this month’s program was the creation of an Owl Horn. The supplies were inexpensive and we already owned most of them.
If you haven’t heard any of the Mother Goose Time CD’s, I encourage you to try them out. The music is catchy and enjoyable. The kids love them!
- Paper cup
- Coffee filter or paper
- Wiggle eyes
- Cut a hole at the bottom of a paper cup.
- Use white paper or a coffee filter to make an owl head.
- Glue on wiggle eyes.
- Draw feathers on the paper cup.
- Encourage your child to hold the bottom of the paper cup up to her mouth and experiment with making owl sounds.
Note: Officially you are suppose to blow through the hole in the bottom of the cup, but the kids were convinced they could make better owl sounds through the regular opening…..lol….what’s a Mom to do? 😉
What sound does an owl make?
We had a fabulous time trying to guess what sounds different species of owls might make.
Then, we watched this fun video from the Lab of Ornithology called “The Distinctive Calls of Owls – A Sampler.”
The kids loved this – and enjoyed trying to mimic the sounds the owls made.
We probably were closest to successfully making the screech owl noises.
What owl sounds can you and your kids make using an owl horn?
Have fun and happy learning!