We were very lucky to have a visit from Dave the owl man who brought with him a variety of different animals. We have been learning about Owl Babies as our topic so were able to impress him with some of our knowledge of Nocturnal and Diurnal creatures. We thought about the food the animals eat, where they live and what they look like.
We saw an owl, a rat, a snake, a hissing cockroach, a gecko, a stick insect, and a hedgehog. It was amazing to see the owl fly around the room, and we were all very brave and had a look at the animals and some even had a touch or a hold.
We learned that owls like to eat small furry creatures like mice, they come out at night and have soft feathers that are silent when they fly so they can sneak up on their prey. They live in trees or barns and like to make nests.
I wonder if you could ask your child….
What are the owls claws called? (talons)
What is an owls face called? (a facial disk)
What do owls feathers feel like? (soft)
What is its mouth called? (a beak)
There are lots of beautiful picture books about owls, I wonder if you could read one together (fiction or non-fiction). Here is a clip of Owl Babies you can watch together and discuss.