This colorful collection of preschool bat activities includes hands-on crafts, inventive STEM experiments, and plenty of creative opportunities for literacy and numeracy-based learning. Kids are sure to have plenty of fun while gaining a newfound appreciation for these fascinating nocturnal animals.
1. Echolocation STEM Activity
This collection of STEM experiments includes a sound waves tray that shows children how objects can interrupt waves, a visual way for them to understand the concept of echolocation.
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2. Stellaluna: A Fun Activity Book
Grab a bat template, a piece of paper, and plastic straws for this easy craft idea inspired by the story of the loveable bat, Stellaluna. This featured book, written by Janell Cannon has been voted one of the 100 best children's books of all time!
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3. Build a Bat Cave
Turn your classroom into a bat cave with these adorable bat cutouts and some grey spider webs. Learning will be so much more fun with a cave background!
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4. Flying Bat Printable Activity
With some fun straws and these free bat printables, kids will be off exploring physics, flight, and movement before you know it!
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5. Fine Motor Activity
This hands-on fall activity combines a fun letter recognition game with plenty of sensory skill practice. It's sure to become a favorite bat craft for your preschooler.
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6. Fizzy Bats Activity
Children will love playing with this textured dough as it fizzles with baking soda and vinegar. It's a fun STEM activity for teaching about chemical reactions.
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7. Bat Crafts with Paper Cups
This preschool bat craft makes for an excellent opportunity to incorporate non-fiction learning about these fascinating creatures.
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8. Bats Theme Activity
Combine letter recognition, number identification, and fine motor skills all in one fun game! This hands-on game is easy to put together but makes for hours of flying fun!
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9. Singing Activity For Kids
Kids will love singing along to this popular children's song while learning about the concept of echolocation.
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10. Bat Fingerplays
This collection of bat fingerplays engages multiple senses while building language skills, coordination, and rhythm awareness.
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11. Sensory Bin Bat Activity
Sensory bin play is very open-ended, giving kids plenty of opportunities for imaginative play and meaningful learning.
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12. Bats Art Activity
Who would have thought clothespins and coffee filters could produce such a vibrant and beautiful craft? Kids are sure to love seeing these whimsical creations hanging from their classroom ceilings.
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13. Bat Shape Clip Cards
This no-prep, easy-to-use shape craft is a fantastic way to practice sorting and matching 2D shaped objects.
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14. Bat Size Activity
This free printable activity includes coloring sheets in a mini educational book format. It's an excellent way to answer all sorts of student questions about these amazing nocturnal animals.
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15. Bats Alphabet Activity
This coloring activity develops your preschooler's pre-writing skills, including pencil control and dexterity, setting a strong foundation for printing skills down the road.
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16. Make a Bat Headband in Color
Students will love flying around wearing these beautiful creations while learning the vocabulary words 'soaring' and 'gliding'.
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17. Bat Color Matching Cards
This set of color matching cards is an engaging way to reinforce color recognition, strengthen memory skills, and practice visual discrimination.
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18. Hands-on Activity with Handprints
These adorable flying bats can be decorated with googly eyes and acrylic paint to create some fun smiles and toothy fangs. Why not add some glitter and shiny stickers to bring the night theme to life?
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19. Clothespin Bats
Combining bats with clothespins seems like a no-brainer since these creatures love to hang upside down. Let your kids put their own creative twist on these simple templates - the artistic possibilities are endless!
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20. Toilet Paper Roll Bats
Is there a better way to reuse toilet paper rolls than with this adorable craft? This easy craft is also a great opportunity to discuss the importance of recycling household materials with your young learner.
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21. Fingerprint Bat Silhouettes
Kids love finger painting because it's easy to do and lots of messy fun. This craft is perfect for Halloween or can be combined with a picture book about bats to enhance student learning.
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22. Bats Coloring Page
Coloring is a calming activity to start or end the day and can be combined with fun bat-themed music for extra fun!
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23. Bat Shape Craft
Preschoolers can start with a circle, square, and triangle before moving on to more complex shapes bat shapes.
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24. Dance Like a Bat
Join the fun at this bat cave by following along with all the wing-flapping moves!
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25. Practice Counting with Bats
These cute printable cards are a fun way for kids to practice ordering numbers from 0 to 100 while getting plenty of number writing practice.
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