This craft can be a great way to introduce or illustrate a lesson about owls, endangered species, the concept of food chain, and many other topics.
I have found that integrating an arts activity with more "serious" subjects helps capture the interest of students that would otherwise tune out. And the research required to make and paint an owl is a great teaching vehicle.
The 21-page document contains
- 4 sample designs
- patterns for 2 sizes of oval paper plates (depending on what you have available)
- a simplified version for use with younger kids
- three pages of facts about owls and their habitat and other teaching resources
- a quiz about owls
- a crossword puzzle about owls