If you’re looking forward to the new Legend of the Guardians movie, or if you already love the Guardians of Ga’Hoole series of books, here are a few websites to enjoy:
The Guardians of Ga’Hoole site from Scholastic has facts about owls, printable art and activities, and a book discussion guide.
Kathryn Lasky’s Study has short descriptions of the author’s books, movie news, fan art, and answers to questions about being an author.
The Legend of the Guardians movie website features the trailer, online games, downloads for your home computer, and more.
LibraryPalooza has a downloadable activity book and posters you can print.
Stephanie Stokes from LibraryPalooza shared a bunch of online resources for owl crafts and activities. (Thanks, Ms. Stokes!) Older kids who are reading the books might enjoy these:
Felt Owl Craft with a felt feathers around a foam ball base
Many owl crafts using different techniques
Owl Ornaments with Button Eyes for those with sewing skills
Standing Owl made from a paper bag
If you want more crafts for a younger child, you could try some of these:
A Stuffed Owl made from a tube sock
A variety of activities from Preschool Express (not just for preschoolers)
Or the Owl Mask from (with storytime suggestions) from the blog Awesome Storytime.
Thanks again to Ms. Stokes for the great suggestions!