Kids love learning about owls! There are so many things we can learn about from them and so many fun ways to teach about them. For this week’s literacy snack idea, we’re reading, “Little Owl’s Night“, by Divya Srinivasan.
“It’s evening in the forest and Little Owl wakes up from his day-long sleep to watch his friends enjoying the night. Hedgehog sniffs for mushrooms, Skunk nibbles at berries, Frog croaks, and Cricket sings. A full moon rises and Little Owl can’t understand why anyone would want to miss it. Could the daytime be nearly as wonderful? Mama Owl begins to describe it to him, but as the sun comes up, Little Owl falls fast asleep.”
It’s a perfect book to incorporate into learning about nocturnal animals. The pictures are wonderful and show many of the nocturnal animals, along with some diurnal animals sleeping which makes for a fantastic discussion starter to compare the two.
For our snack this week, we’re of course making Little Owl.
Each student will need
1 frozen waffle
2 Oreo cookies
2 apple slices
1 candy corn
2 candy eyeballs
I grabbed a few boxes of pumpkin waffles from Trader Joe’s since they were in season and my own kids are obsessed with them so I thought they’d be a fun treat to make the owls with. Toast all of the waffles ahead of time. Have the students carefully twist their 2 Oreo cookies apart. Place the side with the white filling up as part of his eyes. Place the candy eyeballs in the center of the Oreos. Have the students add the candy corn as the owl’s beak. Last, add the apple slices are his wings.
While the students are enjoying their Little Owl snack, I made a free printable for them to work on. They get to think back to the story and draw some of the friends that Little Owl saw at night.
You can download the free printable from my teacherspayteachers store below.
You might also like to incorporate this owl craft with writing prompts to take the story even further.
I hope your students enjoy their Little Owl snack!
Jee you next time!