What a HOOT (Owls)


Owls seem to be everywhere these days, so I thought it was about time to create an Owl storytime….and plus, I think they are really cute 🙂



BOOK 1: I’m Not Scared By Johnathan Allen


Print my 5 Hoot Owls template

Five hoot owls sitting in a tree
One flew away! How many do you see?
One, two, three, four.

Four hoot owls sitting in a tree
One flew away! How many do you see?
One, two, three.

Three hoot owls… etc.

FLANNEL SONG: Owl in the Tree
Tune: Skip to My Lou. Visit  Mel’s Desk to get her clipart file.   (Mel’s Desk has amazing resources – make sure to check out her blog.  Many of the ideas for this storytime came from her “Birds” storytime.)
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Skip to my lou, my darling.

Robin in the nest goes, “Tweet, tweet, tweet…”
Duck in the pond goes, “Quack, quack, quack…”
Rooster in the yard goes, “Cock a doodle doo…”

BOOK 2/SONG: Over in the Meadow by Olive Wadsworth
Make sure to sing the verse about the owls!

BOOK 3: Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

CLOSING SONG: We Wave Goodbye Like This

CRAFT: Owl with recycled CD eyes. Instructions available here.

19 thoughts on “What a HOOT (Owls)

  1. I am IN LOVE with that owl flannelboard. I’m not scheduled to do owls until the fall, but I will definitely be using that flannel.


    • Thanks! I’m loving everything owls these days and it was really fun to make. I’m incredibly impressed that you already know what you are doing in the fall!


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  5. I am looking for a CD with the song Five Little Hoot Owls its the words to the poem, “One little Hoot Owl Looking at you, one more came and then there were two! Two little hoot owls in a big tree, one more came and then there were three, etc. This was sung by a woman with a very high pitch voice, I got the tape from the library maybe 20 years ago. Cant find it anyplace! Does anyone know what I am talking about?


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  8. I Love your ideas. I have been crazy about owls lately too and i can’t wait to introduce them to our toddler friends this summer 🙂


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