The children have been exploring the story “Owl babies” throughout the family center this week. Today the children choice to extend their learning through creating their own owl babies using clay and loose parts of their choice. The children used their imagination and new knowledge of owls to create their beautiful models which are now on display at the entrance to the 3-5 room.
‘Owl Babies’ is a story written and illustrated by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson.
Our children have given their opinion on what the story is about ;-
“The story is about owls, the mummy owl went to get food, the baby owl got sad. Mummy owl comes back at the end” – E. M
“The owls waited for their mummy” – S.S
”The baby owls, their mum and dad was gone”N.R
“The owls were sad because their mummy was lost” N.D
After reading the story the children and I started to look up some interesting facts about Owls, did you know ;-
- There are around 200 different owl species.
- Owls are active at night (nocturnal).
- A group of owls is called a parliament.
- Most owls hunt insects, small mammals and other birds.
- Some owl species hunt fish.
The children asked a very interesting question, “Do owls live in nests or holes in trees?” The answer is Both !!
We collected some resources from around the nursery that we could use to make nests.
It’s having a drink.
Some children were interested in drawing some pictures of the owls. We did this and had a range of unique owls, some rainbows and some pink ones and also some yellow. The children had great pleasure in displaying their work.
To add challenge to this experience some children starting to copy some of the key words from the story. The children concentrated well during this experience.