Blogging A to Z: Owls

18 Apr

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During the month of April, I’ll be participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge.  My theme for the month is Storytime Plans From A to Z.  Each plan will have eight stories as well as four songs, fingerplays or rhymes to match the theme!  As you can see, I’ll try and attribute where I found all of this fun (and often you can find it in multiple places).  My goal is to make storytime planning a little easier on myself in the future and to make storytime planning for other librarians easy as well!

Book List:

  1. Little Owl’s Orange Scarf by Tatyana Feeney
  2. Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood
  3. Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
  4. Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  5. Little Owl Lost by Chris Houghton
  6. A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na
  7. I’m Not Cute! Jonathan Allen
  8. Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan

Songs & Rhymes:

There’s a Wide-Eyed Owl
There’s a wide eye owl (make fingers in large circles and cup over eyes)
With a pointed nose (use fingers to make a triangle & point out for nose)
2 pointed ears (use fingers for ears)
and claws for toes (wiggle fingers like toes)
he lives way up in the tree (point up to tree top)
and when he looks at you (point at kids)
he flaps and flaps and flaps his wings (use arms for wings, and flap)
and says whooo whooo (continue flapping wings)

Just Like an Owl
(To the Tune: 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 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.

Owl in the Tree
(to the tune: Skip to My Lou)

Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Skip to my lou, my darling.

Robin in the nest goes, “Tweet, tweet, tweet…”
Duck in the pond goes, “Quack, quack, quack…”
Rooster in the yard goes, “Cock a doodle doo…”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, Hoo, hoo…”

One Night Owl
(to tune of “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!

Repeat with two night owls, three, and four.

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2 Responses to “Blogging A to Z: Owls”

  1. Mason Canyon April 18, 2016 at 8:17 am #

    I’d never thought about many owl-related stories there are out there.

    Mason
    Alex’s Ninja Minion

    • literacious April 18, 2016 at 5:18 pm #

      I’m not usually into birds all that much, but the owl books that are put there are absolutely adorable!

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