Your students are going to go batty over the bat crafts and activities on this exciting list! Be sure to add a few of the bat ideas to your arsenal of Halloween activities for preschoolers.
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Halloween is such a magical time for young children. I think that this time of year really brings out the imagination in everyone! The kids get to come up with creative costume ideas that reflect their personalities and interests. They also get to use their imaginations to pretend to be something or someone else.
And there’s nothing that screams, “Halloween,” more than a spooky (or cute) bat! So, since the creative spirit is in the air, we’ve decided to come up with a list of our favorite preschool bat crafts for you to enjoy with your students.
Bat Crafts and Activities
As I mentioned above, Halloween time is a perfect time to work on some bat-themed decorations and crafts for the classroom or home.
And these crafts are jam-packed with tons of early learning skills. From fine motor skills to exploring novel art techniques, the children stand to learn so much from each and every one of these activities. And, let’s not forget, they’re the perfect introduction to teaching students all about bats!
Bat Crafts for Preschoolers
I just know your students are going to love getting crafty with bats. Check out the list below for some of our favorite bat crafts!
Children will have an absolute blast exploring a new art technique as they gear up for Halloween with our coffee filter bat.
Find the perfect pinecones on a classroom nature walk and then make these easy pinecone bats from Fireflies and Mud Pies.
The hanging bat crafts from Buggy and Buddy can do double-duty as a classroom decoration this October.
Watch your class turn into a colony of bats after they each create a bat headband from Fun and Fantastic Learning. This is one of my favorite bat crafts!
Students will enjoy creating their own tangram with the Halloween bat shape craft from JDaniel4’s Mom!
The kids will explore how to create silhouettes in the bat silhouette Halloween art from Easy Peasy and Fun.
The easy clothespin bats from No Time for Flashcards allow for all sorts of fine motor practice!
These crafts yield some amazing results! But remember, regardless of which bat craft you choose to do with your students, it’s all about the process! Children get far more out of the process of creating than the actual product.
Even More Bat Activities
If your students enjoyed any of the bat crafts shared above, they’ll love some of these batty activities, too. I think they’re great alongside learning about real bats!
Our bat sensory bin is an excellent addition to a lesson on the classic children’s story Stellaluna. It will also go well with a preschool Halloween theme!
Let the children practice early literacy and math skills with our free printable bat emergent reader!
Students will have a great challenge as they navigate making their own flying bat STEM activity from The Educators’ Spin On It. Love how this combines bat crafts with science!
Practice some crucial preschool concepts in the bat cave number and letter recognition game from East TN Family Fun.
The dancing ghosts and bats activity from Inspiration Laboratories is an excellent science experiment to introduce preschoolers to the concept of static electricity!
The bat counting game from Fun and Fantastic Learning is a perfect for your Halloween-themed classroom party! Or better yet, leave this activity out all October for the kids to come back to again and again.
Use our bat calendar numbers as part of your circle time routine or math centers.
Which bat crafts and activities will your students love the most? Make sure to let us know in the comments below!
Bat Books for Kids
I know, I know. You’re so surprised that I’m including some book recommendations! I just can’t help myself!
Reading with children is such an important component of early childhood education. There’s no better way to get children interested in reading than to include some really fun books for the kids! And it certainly doesn’t hurt for those books to relate to your preschool theme.
So, needless to say, I’ve created a collection of some of my favorite bat-themed books to read with your students. Here are some great illustrated options (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
And here are some great bat books for preschoolers that have real images:
I hope you all enjoy these book recommendations and, as always, happy reading!
Preschool Bat Lesson Plans
October is hectic enough! It can be difficult to find time to plan meaningful lessons for our students. That’s where Preschool Teacher 101 comes in to save you time with our full and comprehensive lesson plan products!
Since I know these bat crafts are going to be a huge hit in your classroom, check out our lesson plans dedicated to all things BATS!
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