Fall is the best time of year to celebrate owls and the spooky season. Students love making up their own stories and writing about animals. Owls are pretty cool animals, so we like to learn about them and then use them to craft our own writing pieces. Depending on the time of year and the students, I use a variety of writing prompts to scaffold my kiddos abilities! Check out this fall Owl Craft and the writing template options below!
Which Writing Prompts are Included?
There are several writing prompts included in this fall Owl Craft and I will explain each of them below. They all come in primary or single lined versions so you can choose which format works best for your kids. I like to print extras to tape on the back or the bottom for students who like to write more than one sentence.
The craft is simple to prep too! All you have to do is print the templates onto colored paper, cut them out and have your students glue them together. If you prefer to xerox the templates for tracing, you can do that also.
On a Dark and Stormy Night…
The first writing prompt is an exciting one! Students can get their creative juices flowing by making up their own story about a spooky night with an owl. I like to print this front and back so students that write more can add as much detail as they want.
The kids love sharing these stories with one another when they are finished. You can pull their names from a hat or cup and let a few students share each day! You can also let them share what each student did well, whether it’s create the craft, write neatly or tell a wonderful story. Kids love hearing praises about their work, especially when it comes to writing.
If I Were an Owl…
What would your kiddos do if they were owls? Why not find out with this exciting writing prompt! Before starting, I like to read an owl themed story and gives examples of what I would do if I were an owl. I might tell them I would fly around looking for mice. Maybe, I’d take a snooze in the hole in the tree. I might go play with my owl friends!
Students will then brainstorm their own ideas while creating the craft. They write what they would do on the primary lines and display it with their cute craft. I like to hang these fall owl crafts around the room or on the windows to decorate!
Facts About Owls
This writing prompts is a great one for kindergarten, first and second grade students who are doing animal reports. Students can research Owls using books from the library or a child friendly search platform online. I like to let my kids write bullet points about the animals on a blank piece of paper. Then, they transfer their facts to the prompt that comes with this owl. I let them write them in bullet form for this activity.
It makes for a cute, yet educational bulletin board display. The kids always love sharing their findings with friends and family too!
My Owl Report
The Owl report can be used as an extension of the Facts about Owls mentioned above. Instead of writing facts in bullet form, kids can write in full sentences. They choose their favorite facts that they found, and put them on their report. Of course, they attach the fall owl craft to the top to make it awesome!
I Like Owls Because
Students in kindergarten, first and second grade do an opinion piece at least once a year. This writing prompt allows students to write about why they like owls. After doing some research or reading some stories, kids can decide what they like about owls and record it on this writing template.
This is a fun and simple writing activity where students just have to finish the sentence. Then, attach it to the craft and you have a fun, fall bulletin board display.
I hope you enjoy this Owl Craft and the variety of writing prompts available! I’d love to hear how you used them with your little ones!
See the owl craft in action below!