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You’re a Hoot – Kids Activity and Learning
The owl has struck a chord with the human imagination for centuries, with their curious features, otherworldly abilities and quirky personalities owls have inspired fables and myths from cultures all over the world. The owl is synonymous with the night, the Greek Goddess Athene and with Harry Potter the worldwide fantasy novel phenomenon.
Owls are birds of prey, meaning they are hunters of small mammals. They, like the falcons and hawk, have sharp talons and a curves sharp beak. They have large wings in comparison to small body size, and the ability to fly completely silent, which no other bird can do.
Owls feathers are different from other birds and are designed in such a way that when they fly, they make no sound at all. Owls also have huge eyes that allow them to see more than 2.5 x brighter than a human can and their ears are so sensitive they can hear the movement of a tiny mouse underneath two feet of snow and catch it with pinpoint accuracy.
Owls other unique adaptations include the ability to fly directly vertical from standing, and they can swivel their heads 270°. Owls are fearless and will protect their nest from any predator, even from wolves. Their loyalty, fearlessness, sensitivity and beauty set owls apart from their avian friends.
You’re a Hoot – Kids Activity
To promote our new awareness of owls and in the spirit of learning about our new feathered friends, there is a special activity included in this blog. Click the button and download your fun activity sheet.
Learn more about the hearing of owls – watch the video below
Emily Rack is a qualified yoga teacher, meditation instructor, freelance writer and visual content creator. She is the head of the content production, publication and editing for Upschool+ Guest Contributors. Emily provides mindfulness and wellbeing workshops, immersive experiences, classes and events for the whole community and is an experienced event designer, teacher and performing artist.
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