Owl Moon Activities for 1-5

Pair Jane Yolen’s classic story with low and no-prep Owl Moon activities for students to work with the themes of family and patience.
Owl Moon book cover with thumbnail images of free activity sheets and Novel Effect app on phone

Owl Moon Activities

Pair Jane Yolen’s classic story with low and no-prep Owl Moon activities. Students will enjoy continuing to work with the themes of  family and patience as they further explore owling. Whether you want students to synthesize the story, play with figurative language, research owls, or craft opinions, there are over a dozen activities to choose from. 

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • complete a soundscape scavenger hunt.
  • color an owl. 
  • write about owls. 
  • label an owl.
  • research owls.
  • draw or write 5 senses from the story.
  • respond to writing prompts.
  • write sentences with story vocabulary.
  • sequence the story.
  • recall figurative language from the story.
  • complete an owl craft.
  • create collaborative illustrations
  • reflect on and respond to comprehension questions and writing prompts.

Activities can be used to differentiate instruction for students, to provide them with a choice, or to focus on a particular skill.

Download the Activities

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About the Book

Owl Moon book coverA father and daughter go owling on a later winter night. It is quiet and still as father calls out to the owl. Awaiting an answer, they walk along. Hoping to find the nighttime creature. The sounds of night, and sweet familial relationship make this a perfect bedtime read-aloud.

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