The Owl’s Nest: Activity Calendar

Below you will find fun and educational teaching aids for children of all ages.

While related to themes and topics in our books, none of these activities require reading any of our books. They are free for you to enjoy without purchasing anything whatsoever! You can also join our education-focused Facebook group here.


Outer Space:

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  • Art: Moon City Printable | Skills: Creativity, Environment, Focus, Motor Skills | Ages: Young Children, Middle Grade, Teen
  • Game: Abe’s Antique Shop | Skills: Memorization, Problem Solving, Vocabulary | Ages: Young Children, Middle Grade, Teen
  • Science: Xenobiology Creature Creation Printable (younger children) or Worksheet (MG/Teen) | Skills: Biology, Environment, Habitat, Vocabulary | Ages: Young Children, Middle Grade, Teen
  • Snack: Eating in Space | Skills: Research, Planning Problem Solving | Ages: Young Children, Middle Grade, Teen
  • Writing: Alien Emotions or Character Sketch Printable| Skills: Storytelling, Emotions, Cause & Effect, Character Development | Ages: Young Children, Middle Grade, Teen

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Space/Aliens (related book: The Key to the Universe by Patrick Scalisi, Young Adult/Humor/Adventure)


St. Patrick’s Day & Going Green:

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  • Art: Pot o’ Treasure Printable | Paper Plate Rainbow | Skills: Creativity, Environment, Focus, Motor Skills, Recycling | Ages: Young Children, Middle Grade, Teen
  • Game: Green Book Bingo Printable | Skills: Reading, Problem Solving, Book Appreciation | Ages: Young Children, Middle Grade, Teen
  • Science: Going Green Printable | Skills: Biology, Environment, Nature | Ages: Middle Grade, Teen
  • Poetry: Green Haiku Printable| Skills: Storytelling, Poetry, Structure, Vocabulary | Ages: Middle Grade, Teen

Self-Expression & The Arts

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  • Art: All About Me Activities | Skills: Creativity, Focus, Motor Skills, Self-appreciation | Ages: Young Children, Middle Grade, Teen
  • Art: Look & Find/Coloring Page Printables | Skills: Creativity, Focus, Motor Skills, Self-appreciation | Ages: Young Children, Middle Grade, Teen
  • Movement: Dance Party | Skills: Family Time, Coordination, Exercise, Music Appreciation | Ages: Young Children, Middle Grade, Teen, Adults!
  • Reading: Bookmark Printable | Skills: Language Building, Literacy, Reading Comprehension, | Ages: Middle Grade, Teen
  • Writing: Art that Inspires | Skills: Journaling, Storytelling, Creative Writing | Ages: Middle Grade, Teen
  • BonusBored Panda posted this wonderful list of museums offering virtual tours.

Dragons & Superheroes

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  • Art: Dragon Scales Printable | Skills: Creativity, Drawing, Focus, Motor Skills | Ages: Young Children, Middle Grade, Teen
  • Math: Dragon in the Mud Printable | Skills: Addition, Counting, Problem Solving | Ages: Young Children, Middle Grade, Teen
  • Movement: Mask Printable and Creative Play | Skills: Family Time, Coordination, Exercise, Music Appreciation | Ages: Young Children, Middle Grade, Teen, Adults!
  • Writing: Free Form and Acrostic Poems or Storytelling | Skills: Character Development, Journaling, Storytelling, Creative Writing | Ages: Middle Grade, Teen

The Five Senses, World-building, and Adjective + Noun Silliness:

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