I received a free copy of Little Owl’s Snow from Penguin Young Readers as part of the Winter Wonderland Blogger Campaign. It corresponded perfectly to being included in my O is for Owl preschool lesson today!
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At the beginning of the lessons I usually show the clip from the Leapfrog Letter Factory DVD for the featured letter and we practice singing the letter sound. Then I introduce the topic for the day and we do a letter craft based around it.
Books We Read:
Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
With its soothing text and engaging illustrations this book is perfect for introducing kids to the idea of nocturnal animals and specifically to owls being nocturnal.
Little Owl’s Snow by Divya Sirnivasan
With the same basic format of Little Owl’s Night, this one brings in winter and the changes it makes for the animals. It introduced the kids to the concept of hibernation and how some animals hibernate and some don’t.
I’m Not Cute! by Jonathan Allen
The little owl insists he is not cute, but when his mom starts agreeing with him he isn’t so sure anymore. Really sweet and silly story!
I’m Not Sleepy! by Jonathan Allen
Featuring the same loveable owl, kids (and parents) can relate to this story of an owl who insists he is not sleepy.
Activities We Did:
I let each of the kids hold one up and we said the rhyme together taking one out at a time and practicing counting
-Little Owl’s Snow craft. I used this craft idea and then, extending it for the winter setting, had the kids add in snow using white paint and q-tips.
We always end our lesson with singing the alphabet song, reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and adding the letter to our coconut tree.
This lesson was shorter than most that I do since we had a special event today that we spent half the time on as well. It included a snack so we didn’t have an owl snack with this lesson.
The other O lesson that we have previously done is O is for Octopus in the Ocean: