Owl Sites for Kids
Published on Thursday, 25 March 2010 17:20
Here at Fudd Hollow Farm we are huge fans of Molly the owl and her webcam! She even has her own blog!
So we thought we'd do our part and find some Net-mom-approved sites for her fans. Hope you enjoy the facts, fun, crafts, and even owl cookie recipes we've found!
Make Your Own Barn Owl Finger Puppet
Other parts of the site offer beautiful coloring pages, a print and make a barn owl mobile, a word search, and even a recipe for barn owl "pellet" truffle treats! Since the site is from the UK Barn Owl Trust, note that "double cream" can be substituted by heavy cream, and you might try graham crackers for "digestive biscuits."
DTLK's Owl Crafts
Not all these are about Barn Owls, but whoo can resist them?
Enchanted Learning's Paper Plate Owl
You probably have the makings of your own pet Molly or McGee in your house right now!
San Diego Zoo Rock Owls
Does Molly rock? You bet. And if you have some artistic skills you can make a pet rock of your own, find out how!
Owl Coloring Pages
Online Barn Owl Coloring
No crayons needed! It's all online.
Flying Barn Owl to color
This has to be a drawing of McGee!
The Reading Lady's Owl Poems
I especially like the last one.
Night Owl Cookies
Uses refrigerated roll sugar cookie dough, M&Ms, and cashews for beaks; these are too cute!
Hoot Owl Cookies
Prefer a "scratch-made" recipe? This one gets great reviews.
BioKids on Barn Owls
Just the facts on Barn Owl habitat, diet, predators, lifespan, reproduction, and more. Everything you need for your Barn Owl report!
Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection
Click and drag the pellet to expose the bones of a mouse, and then try and put the mouse skeleton back together. No muss, no fuss!
Building Barn Owl Boxes pdf
Download this terrific color booklet with plans and advice about building your own Barn Owl Box.
Published on Saturday, 08 November 2008 18:52
In this colorful world, kids create and name their own animated "monsters." Every creature begins with an empty "room," which quickly becomes the center of activity.
Players can decorate their rooms with exotic wallpaper and unusual furniture (I love my sludge fountain!) from shops like "Yukea" and "Bizarre Bazaar." Kids interact with their pets, feeding them and playing with them. (My monster even purrs when I scratch her ears!)
The room also has a clothes closet for outfits and accessories, and a garden, busy with bugs and birds. It's there that one plants special flower seeds in hopes of attracting a moshling, which is a sort of monster pet. Note well: certain species of moshlings prefer particular plots of flowers, so you'll have to check the online forum for the "secret" combinations to plant if you want a really choice moshling.
Of course all this landscaping and decorating costs money, I mean "rox," and you earn rox by playing games in the Puzzle Palace. There is a "Daily Challenge" you can only play once a day, and many other games you can play as often as you like, although you will only be "paid" for playing once a day. The games are mostly of the "Brain Age" type: they involve letters, numbers, words, shapes, and colors. As you play, your monster watches from the sidelines. (Mine either jumps for joy at a high score, or bawls loudly if I'm not even trying!) The games change too: if you're struggling, they get easier, if you're really good at one, it ups your challenge level.
There is no live chat feature in the game, although players can leave notes to each other on the public pin board in each monster's room. The messages are filtered and monitored, as are posts in the forums.
It seems to work very well and handily walks the line between "wide-open but risky" social networking and "locked down but way short of fun." It appeals to many age groups from reading age and up, and there is even a forum for (ahem!) adult players! Be sure to "friend" me if you visit. Look for Netmom!
Magic Reindeer Food Recipe
Published on Thursday, 18 December 2008 15:56
Kids love this here at Fudd Hollow Farm. It's just raw oatmeal, colored sugar crystals, and some imagination! If you don't have an empty jar to layer the ingedients like sand art, just use a plastic snack bag.
Magic Reindeer Food