More owls! After our paper tube owls, I had the idea of letting A create an owl of her own out of paper shapes. Like all good ideas in this digital age, someone had it before me. I found this adorable template online and got to work.
It's been a while since we last reviewed shapes, but A did a great job naming the circles, ovals, and triangles. To create the owl we worked on "big" and "little" to choose the right sized shape for each part. Then she glued the whole thing to another toilet paper tube. (Yes, apparently we go through a LOT of toilet paper around here.)
Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood
This isn't a book about shapes, but it covers colors and is cute to boot! One little owl stays up way past her bedtime to discover all the amazing colors that come out during the day. Each collage-illustration features simple but vibrant scenes of each new color. In the end the little owl decides the starry sky is most beautiful of all. Fun, cute, and perfect for reviewing colors with your toddler!
Check out these other shape activities and corresponding books!