Owl Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: I’m Not Scared” by Jonathon Allen

I'm not scared

Song: Flap your wings and fly around, fly around, fly around.
Flap your wings and fly around, just like an owl.
Open your eyes big and wide, big and wide, big and wide.
Open your eyes big and wide, just like and owl.
Land on the ground and hop along, hop along, hop along.
Land on the ground and hop along, just like an owl.
Turn your head and say who, who, say who, who, say who, who.
Turn your head and say who, who, just like an owl.

Book: Owlet’s First Flight by Mitra Modarressi

Flannel: Where is Owl?
Owl, owl, where do you hide?
Are you in the (color) tree [or shape]? Let’s peek inside!

Song: “Owl Hokey Pokey”
You put your right wing in, you put your right wing out…you do the owl pokey and you turn yourself about, that’s what it’s all about!
Left wing…
Right talon…
Left talon…
Owl self…

Book: Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

wow said the owl

Song: “If You’re an Owl and You Know It
If you’re an owl and you know it hoot like this “Hoo(t), hoo(t)…”
If you’re an owl and you know it hoot like this “Hoo(t), hoo(t)…”
If you’re an owl and you know it then your hoot will surely show it
If you’re an owl and you know it hoot like this “Hoo(t), hoo(t)…”

continue with other lyrics:
Flap your wings (flap wings)
Blink your eyes (blink eyes and open and close hands to help mimic the movement)
Turn your head (turn it from side to side!)

Song: “Jump Up, Turn Around”- Jim Gill: The Irrational Anthem

Song: “Clap Your Hands”- Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

Closing Rhyme

Owl Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: owl

Book: Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

wow said the owl

Flannel: Little Owl Count

5 little owls on a dark, dark night.
5 little owls are quite a sight.
5 little owls! Are you keeping score?
1 flies away and that leaves 4

4 little owls as happy as can be
1 flies away and that leaves 3

3 little owls calling, “Who, who, who.”
1 flies away and that leaves 2

2 little owls having lots of fun
1 flies away and that leaves 1

1 little owl and we’re almost done,
He flies away and that leaves none

(Source: Upper Hudson Library System)

Song: “Be Like an Owl” (tune: of “London Bridges”)

Flap your wings and fly around, fly around, fly around.
Flap your wings and fly around, just like an owl.

Open your eyes big and wide, big and wide, big and wide.
Open your eyes big and wide, just like an owl.

Land on the ground and hop along, hop along, hop along.
Land on the ground and hop along, just like an owl.

Turn your head and say who, who, who, who, who, who, who, who,
Turn your head and say who, who, just like an owl.

(Source: Upper Hudson Library System)

Book: Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan

little-owls-night

Rhyme: “Wide-Eyed Owl”

There’s a wide eyed owl (thumbs and forefingers around eyes)
With a pointed nose, (forefinger makes a v at end of nose)
Two pointed ears, (forefingers extended up from head)
and claws for toes, (fingers and arms bent in front of chest)
When he sits up in the tree, (point to tree)
and he looks at you, (point at a child in the group)
he flaps his wings, (fold arms into arm pits and flap)
And he says ‘Whoo Whoo.’

Song: “Toes are Tapping “ – Kimbo Educational: It’s Toddler Time

Book: Little Owl Lost by Chris Haughton

little-owl-lost

Song: “Can’t Wait to Celebrate” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

Song: “Icky-Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing rhyme

Craft: Snowy owl with small paper plates (from “I heart crafty things”)

snowy-owl

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Birds – Everybody Story Time

Opening Song

Book: Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray, illustrated by Kenard Pak

haveyouheardthenestingbird

Song: “If I was a Bird” — Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

Puppet: Bird puppet lands on different body parts.

Book: Peck, Peck, Peck by Lucy Cousins

peck peck peck

Action Rhyme: “Little Birds”
Little birds, little birds, jump up and down
Little birds, little birds, don’t make a sound
Little birds, little birds, tip-toe to me
Little birds, little birds, bend your knees
Little birds, little birds, peep, peep, peep
Little birds, little birds, sleep, sleep, sleep
Little birds, little birds, fly to the leaves
Little birds, little birds, sit down please

Book: Early Bird by Toni Yuly

earlybird

Rhyme: Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack and one named Jill.
Fly away, Jack! And fly away, Jill!
Come back, Jack! And come back, Jill!
Two little blackbirds sitting on a cloud
One named Soft and one named LOUD . . .
Two little blackbirds flying in the sky
One named Low and one named High. . .
Two little blackbirds sitting on a stick
One named Slow and one named Quick. . .

Book: Night Owl by Toni Yuly

night owl

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Bird

 

Owl Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Owl

Book: Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

wow! said the owl

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby? (Did you ever see an owl?)
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean side to side)
Go this way and that way and this way and that way (lean front to back, side to side)
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean front to back)

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker

Book: A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na

a book of sleep

Flannel/Song: There Was One Night Owl in the Tree (Tune: “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain”
There was one night owl in the tree:
Hoo!  Hoo!
There was one night owl in the tree:
Hoo!  Hoo!
Oh, he called up to the sky to an owl flying by,
And the owl came and joined him happily:
Hoo!  Hoo!
(Credit: Jen in the Library)

Rhyme: X marks the spot

Rhyme: Away up high in the apple tree (lift baby)
I saw a little baby smiling at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could (shake gently)
Down came the baby (bring down)
Mmm, was she good! (Kiss)

Puppet Show: Good-night, Owl! by Pat Hutchins — Adapted

good-night, owl

Song (with shaky eggs): “I’m Not Going to Sleep” – Dana McCarthy: Chocolate Milk and Other Tasty Tunes

Closing rhyme

Owl Story Time – Preschool

Hello song

Book/Puppets: Who’s Next Door? By Mayuko Kishira and Jun Takabatake

who's next door

Song: Be Like an Owl (Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down)
Flap your wings and fly around, fly around, fly around.
Flap your wings and fly around, just like an owl.
Open your eyes big and wide, big and wide, big and wide.
Open your eyes big and wide, just like and owl.
Land on the ground and hop along, hop along, hop along.
Land on the ground and hop along, just like an owl.
Turn your head and say who, who, say who, who, say who, who.
Turn your head and say who, who, just like an owl.
(Credit: Jen in the Library)

Book: I’m Not Scared” by Jonathon Allen

I'm not scared

Song: “Nocturnal Animals” – Banana Slug String Band: Dirt Made My Lunch

Flannel/Song: There Was One Night Owl in the Tree (Tune: “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain”
There was one night owl in the tree:
Hoo!  Hoo!
There was one night owl in the tree:
Hoo!  Hoo!
Oh, he called up to the sky to an owl flying by,
And the owl came and joined him happily:
Hoo!  Hoo!
(Credit: Jen in the Library)

Song (Shaky Eggs): “I’m Not Going to Sleep” – Dana McCarthy: Chocolate Milk and Other Tasty Tunes

Book: Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

wow! said the owl

Craft: Gray owls on black paper & hand-traced wings with glued on feathers

feather owl craft preschool story time

End rhyme

Owl Story Time – Preschool

Introduction: What do we know about owls? Where do they live? When do they sleep? What do they eat? Learn the sign language signs for owl.

Opening song

Book: Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Patrick Benson

owl babies

Book: Moo Hoo by Candace Ryan, illustrated by Mike Lowery

moo hoo

Fingerplay: The Owl
There’s a wide-eyed owl (thumbs and forefingers around eyes)
With a pointed nose, (thumbs and forefingers to make a point)
He has pointed ears (clenched hands, forefingers up for ears)
And claws for toes. (make hands into claws)
He sits in a tree and looks at you; (fingers circles around eyes)
Then flaps his wings and says, (hands to chest and flap elbows)
“whoo, whoo ” (hands cup mouth to hoot)

Book: Little Owl’s Orange Scarf by Tatyana Feeney

little owls orange scarf

Fingerplay: “Two Little Barn Owls” – adapted from Two Little Blackbirds
Two little barn owls sitting on a hill, one named Jack and one named Jill.
Fly away Jack, flay away Jill. Come back Jack, come back Jill . . .

Movie: White Owl, Barn Owl by Nicola Davies, DVD Nutmeg Media

white owl barn owl

Craft: Fuzzy owl art (Credit: Queen Bee Coupons)

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