Love this owl flannelboard pattern on Sunflower Storytime. Check out Storytime Katie's version. I knocked this out pretty quickly by leaving out some details. The kids loved playing "Whooooo's Missing" by The Library Lady. Put all the owls on the board. Have the kids close (AND cover) their eyes. When they open, ask "Whooooo's missing?" They identify which color owl has been taken away. Our three-year-olds had so much fun. Obviously, you can use the same concept with any color-type flannel story.
There is a "five owls" rhyme on the previously mentioned blogs. I wrote this one.
They Said Whoo Whoo
by Shawn Wolf
One little owl sitting under the moon.
A friend flew over, and they said, "Whoo. Whoo."
Two little owls sitting under the moon....
(continue until you have 5 owls)
Five little owls sitting under the moon.
When the sun came up, they said, "See you all soon!"
We practiced writing lines to make this puppet from Making Learning Fun, and used it with this rhyme: