‘Wow! Said the Owl’ story inspires East Riding Museums activities for the under-fives

East Riding Museums has launched a new webpage packed with fun activities inspired by Tim Hopgood’s story ‘Wow! Said the Owl’.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 12:55 pm
People can listen to the ‘Wow! Said the Owl’ story, watch Tim Hopgood drawing the illustrations from the book and follow artist Griselda Goldsbrough as she demonstrates how to make an owl mask and a butterfly from simple, everyday materials.  Image courtesy of Tim Hopgood.
People can listen to the ‘Wow! Said the Owl’ story, watch Tim Hopgood drawing the illustrations from the book and follow artist Griselda Goldsbrough as she demonstrates how to make an owl mask and a butterfly from simple, everyday materials. Image courtesy of Tim Hopgood.

The activities – designed especially for the under-fives – include videos of the story being read, step-by-step tutorials, and information about the little wooden owl that made it all possible.

Visitors to the webpage – which will be live until February 2022 – can listen to the story, watch Tim Hopgood drawing the illustrations from the book and follow artist Griselda Goldsbrough as she demonstrates how to make an owl mask and a butterfly from simple, everyday materials.

Lucy Cooke, under 5s learning co-ordinator at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “As well as the other great activities, we are pleased to offer three exciting online music sessions all about nature, birds and colours.

“These are led by musician Kathy Seabrook and include singing, dancing and musical instruments and they feature some of our East Riding Museums objects and artworks too.”

People can access these activities by visiting www.eastridingmuseums.co.uk/wowsaidtheowl