Fall is a great time of year to learn about nocturnal animals and owls are no exception.
We don’t see a lot of owls down here in the South, but we sure hear them after dark. When I was a kid, owls were kind of scary to me. But now that I’ve learned more about them, they are truly fascinating, incredible animals. I mean, the head rotating alone marks them as one of the coolest animals around.
Which is why I wanted to share this owl unit study as one of our homeschool unit studies! Read on to learn more about these incredible creatures! And be sure to check out our fun coffee filter owl craft for a cool art project!
Homeschool Unit Studies: Owl Unit Study
Owl Notebooking Pages
Grab these free printable owl notebooking pages to help kids organize the facts they learn about owls! You can use these for copywork, report writing, or handwriting!
To download them, just click the image or the link below.
>>> Printable Owl Notebooking Pages <<<
Facts About Owls
Watch the video below about spotted owls and see if the kids can answer the questions that follow.
- Where do spotted owls live? (Answer: Along the west coast of North America)
- What is a spotted owl father’s job? (Answer: To hunt food for the owlets)
- How far can a spotted owl turn its head? (Answer: 180 degrees)
- Why don’t spotted owls make any noise as they fly? (Answer: Their feathers are so light and thin they make no sound.)
- How long can a spotted owl live? (Answer: Up to 16 years)
- How long is the wingspan of a spotted owl? (Answer: Up to four feet)
Learn about the snowy owl with the video below and try to answer the questions.
- Where do snowy owls live? (Answer: In the Arctic)
- What do snowy owls eat? (Answer: Lemmings)
- How long can snowy owls go without eating? (Answer: Up to 40 days)
- How do snowy owls adapt when food is scarce? (Answer: They may have fewer owlets.)
Owl Crafts and Activities for Kids:
These fun owl crafts and activities are a cool way to make learning about these creatures into a hands-on experience!
1. Coffee Filter Owl Craft – Look! We’re Learning!
2. Paper Plate Owls – Happy Hooligans
3. Owl Skip Counting Craft – Kids Activities Blog
4. Owl Eyesight STEM Exploration for Kids – J Daniel 4’s Mom
5. Simple Origami Owl – Easy Peasy and Fun
6. Sponge Painted Owls – Buggy and Buddy
7. Feathery Owls Color Matching Activity – To Be A Kid Again
8. Autumn Owl Black Glue Art – Artsy Momma
9. Paper Bag Snowy Owl Craft – I Heart Crafty Things
10. Owl Painted Rocks – Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls
11. Potato Print Owl Craft – Crafty Morning
12. Cupcake Liner Owl Craft – A Little Pinch of Perfect
13. Pinecone Owls – Fireflies and Mudpies
14. Stone and Shell Owl Craft – Rhythms of Play
15. LEGO Owl Building – Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls
16. Owl Addition 1-10 Printable – Simple Fun for Kids
17. Printable Owl-Themed Alphabet Game – The Educators’ Spin On It
18. Owl Mini Eraser Math Worksheets – Royal Baloo
19. Dissecting Owl Pellets Science Experiment – Kid World Citizen
20. Montessori-Inspired Owl Printables – Living Montessori Now
Books about Owls for Kids:
Check out this list of lovely children’s books about owls with the kids for read-aloud time!
20 Beautiful Owl Books for Kids
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