1-2-3 Come Practice the "Owl-phabet" With Me
I’m delighted to post anotherDollar Deal from Diane.
This “owl-phabet” craftivity is a super-fun way for students to practice upper & lowercase letters .
Look closely at Ollie the owl’s eyes. You will see an uppercase letter in one, and a lowercase letter in the other. Ollie is one of my "Turn & Learn” alphabet wheels.
Play "I Spy” a letter & have children turn the "eye wheels" 'til they've found both.
They hold their owl in the air, and you can see at a glance who is having difficulty.
You can also play “Whoooo has a clue?” Call on a child to choose a letter, then give 3 clues to the class. For example: “My letter is a vowel; it comes before P and after N. What’s the ”mystery letter?”
Children turn the owl’s “eyes” ’til they’ve found it. “Whoooo was the first? Is that person correct?”
I've also included a few owl-themed worksheets and a "color me" bookmark in the packet.
Besides playing games with Ollie, use it as a non-threatening way to assess.
Turn Ollie into an “Owl” miss you!” activity at the end of the year, so that students can review letters over the summer, lest they forget all you’ve crammed into their heads.
For a quick & easy way to make the letter “windows” in the eye, I used a circle paper punch.
I set Ollie up as a center/station activity that children get to do after they have completed their morning table top work.
All of the pieces and parts are on a table, with a variety of colors to choose from. They pick out their parts & return to their desks to put Ollie together.
You can also do this as a whole-group "monkey see-monkey do" activity, where you demonstrate the assembly step-by-step & children copy what you are doing.
Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop to grab Ollie for just a dollar. I hope your kiddos enjoy their owl-phabet pal as much as mine did.
The featured FREEBIE for today is a set of owl alphabet cards. Click on the link to get your set today. There are 3 sets in the packet. Owls showing both the upper & lowercase letters, as well as separate sets of each, so that you can play Memory Match, Speed, and "I Have; Who Has?" games.
Well that's it for now. Thanks for visiting. It's still chilly out, so time to grab my jacket and take my poodle pup Chloe for a walk.
Right now she's asleep under my desk. Maybe she thinks it's a bit too nippy today too.
"I don't know what my path is yet. I'm just walking on it." - Olivia Newton-John