After reading Owl Moon by Jane Yolen , we made this easy paper plate owl. I used two paper plates per owl. I cut one plate in half and stapled the pieces to the uncut plate like in the picture. We added eyes and a beak (I cut mine from construction paper) and we had a beautiful snowy owl!
I hung the owls around the classroom while the children were outside. When they came in, I left the lights off and gave them flashlights so that they could go owling just like the child in the book did. They walked around the room making owl noises and shining the flashlights on the paper owls. This activity really brings the story to life!