Owl Moon Read Aloud & Snack

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Owl Moon is one of my favorite books to read at any time of year.  I discovered Owl Moon at our public library, when my kids were young. I quickly fell in love with it. As I worked on this blog post, Hunter walked by & I asked if he remembered “this” book (pointing to Owl Moon). He grinned & said “yes”! So, I knew I had to share one of our favorite Owl Moon read aloud & snack for your family.

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Have you ever read this fascinating story of a dad who takes his son “owling” on a winter night. It’s a beautiful story of father and son sharing a special moment. I highly recommend the Owl Moon read aloud with the real book. If that’s not possible, watch this read aloud below.

OK…this is posting in the summer and not the time to go owling. But, wouldn’t you love some cool weather to see the owls soar. We can always enter into another world as we read this beautiful story.

When we were in Washington in September (yep, it was warm), we saw an owl soar above us in the rain forest. It was gorgeous. You can see beautiful images in the Owl Moon read aloud, as well.

Another time, we took to Lake Coeur D’Alene to watch owls…in the dead of winter.

We left the dock early in the morning & hoped we didn’t freeze. It’s cold on an Idahoan lake in January. Thank goodness there was a cabin that sold hot chocolate.

Although it took awhile, we finally saw owls from our boat.  They weren’t as close as the owl in Owl Moon. However, we loved seeing them fly in the wild.

Owl Moon Read Aloud Snack

After reading aloud Owl Moon, you’ll enjoy our Owl Moon activities that includes pretzels with pretzels, Oreos and melted chocolate. What more could you ask for if you’re looking for fun Owl Moon activities?

Owl Moon - Activities for Kids from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

We made these with my kids, nephew & nieces many years ago. Even though they are older, they had fun making their own creation. Don’t worry if they aren’t perfect. You’ll see some creative owl pretzels below!

Follow these instructions and the images below.

  • Melt white chocolate
  • Dip large pretzel twist in melted white chocolate
  • Add half or Oreo as eyes
  • Add chocolate chip on top of each Orel half
  • Add 2″ black licorice twist as eyebrows
  • Add black jelly bean in middle and sprinkle sprinkles

Owl Moon Pretzels - Book & Activities for Kids ~ from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Owl Moon Pretzels - Book & Activities for Kids ~ from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Owl Moon Pretzels - Book & Activities for Kids ~ from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Owl Moon Pretzels - Book & Activities for Kids ~ from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Take a look at the variety of Owl Moon pretzels we had.

Owl Moon Pretzels - Book & Activities for Kids ~ from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Owl Moon Read Aloud & Snack with free printable

Too often, you only see the perfect craft or family winter activities online. When your kids make this Owl Moon activity, it probably won’t look perfect. But, that’s OK.  They’ll have fun and making a terrific family memory.


For a limited time, you can get our Oreo Moon Phases of the Moon Guide ($10) for free. Simply, enter your name & email below. We’ll send it to you immediately.

It includes several youtube videos to teach & remember the moon phases, as well as questions to discuss with your kids.  We also have a 1 paragraph writing assignment in this guide.   Simply enter your first name & primary email below and we will send it to you … for FREE!

Thanks for the Oreo fun with moon phases pdf. We used it yesterday after buying a box of the cookies for some extra fun learning about the moon landing and the moon phases. The kids really enjoyed the videos on your blog as well. Thanks so much for making those resources available.   

~Sabrina K.

You might also enjoy our backyard birds activities.


Question: Our favorite book to read in January is Owl Moon. What’s yours? You can leave a comment by clicking here.



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