Inside: These 20 activities are great for preschoolers learning about bats and they way that they live. Great for any fall or nature theme!
When thinking about fall and Halloween, one of the main visuals that comes to mind is bats.
They are a prominent nature symbol of the season.
While preschoolers most likely can identify bats, there are so many fascinating facts about bats that they probably do not know yet.
Did you know that they use echolocation to find nearby objects, and that they have a keen sense of smell to identify their young?
These 20 activities for learning about bats are a great addition to your fall, nature, and even animal themes!
20 Activities for Learning About Bats
- Bat Color Matching – Use this free printable to practice color matching with bats.
- How a Bat Grows – This free printable book is very informative for preschoolers to learn about the lives of bats. (Surviving a Teacher’s Salary)
- Black Bat Sensory Bin – Dye your own rice and bowtie pasta for this adorable bat sensory bin. (Modern Preschool)
- Build a Bat Cave – Use a bat template to have preschoolers color their own bats and hang them from the ceiling to show how bats hang together in their caves. (Digital Divide & Conquer)
- Sleeping Bat Template – For the previous activity, this is a great free printable for preschoolers to color. (Kidzone)
- Yarn Bat – For a fine motor activity, toddlers will glue pieces of black yarn onto the body of the bat. (The Chirping Moms)
- Fingerprint Bat Silhouette – Tape bat silhouettes for toddlers to fingerprint over and around so once removed, beautiful bat silhouettes remain. (Crafty Morning)
- Bat Cave Box – Create a bat cave out of a shoebox for preschoolers to fly bats inside of. (Mom Explores The Smokies)
- Bat Silhouettes – Use watercolors on coffee filters to create a bat silhouette that would hang beautifully in a window. Toddlers can also glue pre-cut bats on instead of painting them. (Art Projects for Kids)
- Bat Do-a-Dot – Use Do-a-Dot markers to fill in this printable of bats and their cave. (Making Learning Fun)
- Handprint Bats – Preschoolers will practice tracing their hands to create the wings of these fun flying bats. (Kids Craft Room)
- Bat Headband – Create these cute bat headbands to wear while learning about bat life. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
- Bat Spray Painting – For some fun process art, use a spray bottle to cover the paper and create bat silhouettes. (Mrs Plemons’ Kindergarten)
- Bat Scent Activity – Learn about how bats identify using their sense of smell by adding various scents to cotton balls for preschoolers to sniff. (Mrs. Ehle’s Kindergarten Connections)
- Bat Diagram – Preschoolers will be fascinated to learn that while they look nothing like ours, bats still have fingers like they do. (Erica’s Ed-ventures)
- Toilet Paper Roll Bat – Use paint and toilet paper rolls to paint cute bats that stand up. (Woojr)
- Bunch of Bats Coloring Page – Free bat coloring page to keep at your art table. (Trail of Colors)
- Coffee Filter Bats – Use coffee filters and clothespins to create easy flying bats. (My Bright Firefly)
- Fine Motor Bats – Draw a letter out of the bag and holepunch the correct letter on the bat. (A Dab of Glue Will Do)
- Bats vs Birds – Although they may look similar, hold a discussion with your kids about the ways that birds and bats are different from one another. (Kindergarten Smiles)
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