Activities for Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal


 
It's the beginning of OWL WEEK at The Educators' Spin On It!  Do you have a Little Hoot in your life?  We read the book The Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal for our Virtual Book Club book this month.  It's an adorable book about a little owl who wants to go to bed but his parents make him stay up a little bit longer like all owl do at night.  We had fun discovering all the little things that he does to stay awake. When you read it you have to see the owl's adorable expression on their faces that Jen Corace illustrates.   

We decided to make our own Little Hoot together.  We gathered our supplies and had a fun time together. 
 
Supplies Needed
Paint
Scrap or Construction Paper
Glue
Scissors
Precious little hands!  
 

 
Once we gathered our supplies we made several brown hand prints because we planned to make cards for family members.  {Sorry no photos we were too busy covered in brown paint, keeping baby wipes close by are a big help when making hand prints.}  I precut the Owl body shape and eyes, eyeballs, nose and feet because my 23 month old created this owl.  If you're doing this with older kids they can cut out their own shapes.  Once the paint dried, which was pretty quick after handing washing we assembled our owls.  We talked about the body parts and talked about where they go. She used the glue stick on the back to get them ready to glue.  Great for fine motor skills!  Once we were done we added the cute little text and gave them as cards to family members.  We're working on 21 Days of ContagiousGratitude at our house and this was one way to share our gratitude to our family members.  
 


We're going to be sharing Owl Activities all week long but thought you might want some inspiration.  Here are some of our Favorite Owl Activities that have been inspired by Little Hoot

Owl Crafts and Activities inspired by Little Hoot 
Leaf Owl Activity guest post on JDaniel4s Mom
Pine Cone Owls from Rainy Day Mum
Pine Cone Owls from Journey to Excellence
Cupcake Printables from KiKi Company
Making your Own Scenes from Little Hoot from Inspiration Laboratories
Little Hoot Teacher's Guide from Who is Amy

Check out our Guest post on JDaniel4's Mom
 Play Time with Little Hoot
Owl T-shirt
Owl Apron
Owl Headband Tutorial
Owl Costume

Owl Snacks
Owl Pizza
Owl Snack from Mommy and Me Book Club
Owl Smores from Living Locurto
Owl Cheese Sandwich from JDaniel4's Mom

 
Come join the fun all week with The Educators' Spin On It for Owl Week!  We hope that we'll inspire you to create your own Owl Activities and come back to share your Owl Themed Posts on Monday, November 12!   

  
 
Image Created by Mommy and Me Book Club

Amy Krouse Rosenthal Virtual Book Club for October closes in 13 days so get yours linked up now!  Since you're here we'd love to invite you to our November Virtual Book Club it's on November 19 featuring Tomie De Paola. 

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7 comments:

  1. This is so cute! Pinning it to my Fall/Autumn board.

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  2. Pinned to my owls Pinterest board! Thank you, Carolyn

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  3. Cute! I'd love to share my newest post, which just happens to be about an owl party we threw this weekend. :)

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  4. Here's my owl party post:
    http://www.montessorimessy.com/2012/11/an-owl-party-for-3rd-graders.html#

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