It's widely thought that the collective noun 'a parliament' of owls originated because these beautiful birds are considered to be wise and intelligent, and were often seen to accompany the goddess of wisdom (Athena) in Greek Mythology.
Owl Colouring Pages
Lots NEW! Find one of our owl colouring pages for kids to enjoy. You'll find a variety of styles below so that you can choose from realistic and perfect for learning, pretty and popular, or simple and fun for younger kids.
These are my two favourite Doodle Pattern Tiles! I've seen some really fun designs done with the owl in particular. Kids can fill in each section of the design with their choice of doodle or pattern, using black and white pen or a mixture of colours.
Considering that adult owls are such large birds, baby owls (known as owlets) are often very small. We've drawn the lifecycle of these majestic birds on a single page for the children to colour in.
This simple life cycle of an owl colouring page shows how owls hatch from eggs into tiny owlets that then grow into these magnificent large birds.
This simple owl colour by number is a little trickier than most of our colour by number pages, with more detail to colour in. We've suggested 2 colours of brown to give depth to the owl's feathers.
Here's a lovely, simple owl colouring page for younger children, with big bold lines. Once you've coloured him in, why not cut him out to display. Imagine a whole family of owls on the board, sitting on a branch cut from brown construction paper...
We hope that the kids enjoy colouring in this lovely picture of four owls in a tree, with a night sky in the background!
We've aimed this lovely owl dot to dot at younger children, learning to recognise the numbers from 1 to 10. Draw the outline of the owl by joining up the numbers, then colour in the picture!
This pretty owl dot to dot combines numbers, lower case alphabet and upper case alphabet for the kids to join up. And of course it will be fun to colour it in too, when complete.
Join the dots on this simple owl dot to dot page - from 1 to 22 - and then colour the owl in. This is a fun activity for younger children learning their numbers.
This lovely, decorated owl face was originally designed for Day of the Dead, but I think the kids would enjoy tracing over the dotted lines and colouring in some of the details at any time of year.
This owl mask colouring page was designed for Day of the Dead, when you will see colourful versions of this sort of mask on display - but it makes a fun activity for any time and of course can be coloured in browns, blacks and creams for a more "natural" owl effect.
Trace the lines on our lovely owl - excellent practice for little kids! Why not laminate so that you can have another go later?
Here is a lovely "parliament" of owls to colour in, with all sorts of pretty details to keep you busy.
Here's another circle of pretty owls to colour in. There are so many lovely details on these! I'm fond of the sleepy owls...