Owl Facts: Lesson for Kids

Instructor: Mary Grace Miller

Mary Grace has taught first grade for 8 years and has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and is licensed in ESL.

Where do owls live? What do owls eat? How do owls grow? What do owls look like? This lesson will answer all of these questions and give you more fun information about owls!

What Do Owls Look like?

What's an owl's favorite subject in school? Owl-gebra!

Someone called you an owl! Who-ooo?

We know owls hoot and that there are a lot of jokes about them, but what else is there to know about owls? Keep reading to find out!

A screech owl

Owls are a type of bird. They have round heads and flat faces. Owls can have brown, gray, white, or black feathers. The color of their feathers helps them to blend into their environment so that they are safe. They can grow between 6 inches and 24 inches tall- between half a foot and two feet. Female owls are bigger than male owls. There are about 200 types of owls and they all look a little bit different. Some of the more well-known types of owl are the barn owl, the great horned owl, and the snowy owl.

Where Do Owls Live?

an owl in a tree

Owls live all over the world! They live on all the continents except Antarctica. Most owls, about 95% of them, live in forests or woodlands. They make their nests in trees. The owls that eat fish live in forests near springs or rivers, but no owls live completely in the water. Owls do not like to live in harsh deserts or high mountains. They would much rather live in a forest with a lot of trees!

What Do Owls Eat?

Owls are carnivores, which means that they eat meat. They eat small animals like rats, frogs, and insects. Some types of owls hunt fish. Bigger owls like the eagle-owl eat skunks and monkeys! Most owls eat their food whole without chewing! They hunt for their food at night and catch it with their sharp talons, or claws.

How Do Owls Grow?

A baby great horned owl

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