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Oct 152012
 

The Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal for the month of October. We enjoyed reading Little Pea, Little Oink, Spoon, and Yes Day!, but our favorite book was Little Hoot. We did a little owl craft and recreated scenes from the book.

Recreating Scenes from Little Hoot {Virtual Book Club for Kids}

Little Hoot


Little Hoot is a young owl who does not like bedtime. You see, owls have to stay up really late, but Little Hoot just wants to go to bed early like his friends. He spends the moments awaiting his bed time playing and asking his parents if he can go to bed yet. It is a really cute story that we’ve read again and again.

Owl Craft

owl craft kit from Michael's

I found this little owl craft kit at Michael’s. With a 50% off coupon, it cost around 70 cents. I couldn’t resist. Even if you don’t have the owl craft kit, you can make your own owl with the same materials. {Although the craft kit probably costs less than all of the individual pieces.} To make an owl, you’ll need a pom pom, some felt, and googly eyes.

owl craft kit pieces

The pom pom is for the owl’s body. Cut the owl’s head, background of eyes, beak, wings, and feet from felt. I hot glued all of the pieces together. {Aiden sat and watched.} After the owls were dry {the owl kit has enough materials for 4 owls}, we started playing.

owls from owl craft kit

Play Scenes from Little Hoot

Aiden chose some scenes from the book to recreate. While waiting for his bedtime Little Hoot has a ton of fun playing.

Little Hoot made a paper hat and used a stick for a sword.

Little Hoot playing swords

Little Hoot plays on a jungle gym. {The jungle gym is made from pipe cleaners/fuzzy sticks.}

Little Hoot on jungle gym

Little Hoot jumps in a pile of leaves.

Little Hoot playing in leaves

In the story, Little Hoot also builds a fort, jumps on his bed, and rides on his skate board. Aiden didn’t want to recreate those scenes. He wanted Little Hoot and the three other owls {mom, dad, and a friend} to play in the apples. They’ve also been seen climbing all over Lego towers and flying around the house.

owls in apples

Recreating scenes from books like Little Hoot is always tons of fun. The play scenes allow for a wonderful set to bring life to the story {and even add new chapters to the adventures}. Try making your own scenes and see imaginations go to work!

Virtual Book Club for Kids Co-Hosts

Here are the blogs co-hosting the Virtual Book Club for Kids. Be sure to see what Amy Krouse Rosenthal books and activities they chose.

Toddler Approved – Rainy Day Mum – Adventures in Reading with Kids – 3 Dinosaurs – Royal Baloo – The Educators’ Spin On It – Inspiration Laboratories – Pleasantest Thing – Edventures with Kids – Two Big Two Little Playing With Words 365 – Kitchen Counter Chronicles – Outlaw Mom – Mommy and Me Book Club – Crafty Moms Share – No Twiddle Twaddle – The Good Long Road – Ready. Set. Read 2 Me – Reading Confetti – Mama Smiles– Juggling with KidsMom to 2 Posh Lil Divas – Creekside Learning – Creative Family Fun – The Usual Mayhem –Teach Preschool – PlayDrMom – CraftoArt – Here Come the Girls – Being a Conscious Parent – Smiling like Sunshine – Crayon Freckles – Train Up a Child

 

Virtual Book Club for Kids
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  17 Responses to “Owl Craft and Play Scenes {Virtual Book Club for Kids}”

  1. Those owls are very cute. I love all the props that you made to go with Little Hoot!
    Bethany @ No Twiddle Twaddle recently posted..Cookie Dough Play Dough: One Smart CookieMy Profile

  2. These little owls are just adorable! I must say I’m very fond of owls. I just love activity that are inspired by the book!

  3. Your owls are so absolutely adorable! I am owl obsessed :-)
    Chrissy @ The Outlaw Mom Blog recently posted..{Virtual Book Club For Kids} Amy Krouse Rosenthal: One Smart Cookie Review and Printable Coloring ActivityMy Profile

  4. This is such a cute idea!
    Lauren recently posted..Celebrating FallMy Profile

  5. This looks so fun. I’m really impressed with your creativity! This would definitely be the kind of activity my four-year-old would love.
    Amy recently posted..A Pet Peeve of Mine, or Why Parents are a Big Fat Bunch of HypocritesMy Profile

  6. Those look so cute and very fun!
    Kendall recently posted..Tracing Name: Using Chalk and CrayonsMy Profile

  7. We LOVE Little Hoot and love how we’ve both made owls but very very different, all your little props are amazing.

    Thank you so much for linking up to Tuesday Tots and just popping by to say that I am featuring you this week over on Rainy Day Mum.
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  8. How fun! I love the owl hanging upside down. haha Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday. I hope we see you again this week.
    Christy recently posted..A New WalletMy Profile

  9. my baby girl loved making these baby owls=)
    Love Reuk recently posted..Baby Owls Craft for KidsMy Profile

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