In this short activity, participants will understand how the hearing abilities of owls help them to eat and survive.
There’s a reason owls are considered to be the wisest animals. As they sit still, they are listening to everyone and everything in the forests they live in. Every footstep, every peep.
- Create a large circle with no obstacles for students to trip over.
- Assign a few students to be mice and one student to be an owl.
- Blindfold each student and discuss that owls have great sense of hearing which helps them locate their prey.
- Provide the mice a noisemaker such as crinkled up paper.
- The mice are to roam around the circle making noise. The owl is to find the prey following the noise.
- Make it more difficult for the owl by adding other sounds such as letting the other students in the circle make wind and creaking noises that may be in a forest.
- Make sure the space is clear of obstacles so as to prevent tripping.
Following a few minutes of this activity, reconvene and ask a few questions:
- Was it easy or difficult to locate your prey?
- How about when more noises were made?
Obtained from: https://sciencing.com/predator-vs-prey-games-to-play-with-kids-12748126.html