Bat Appreciation Day Activities for Kids

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On April 17, you and your children can celebrate all things bat with these Bat Appreciation Day activities for kids.

While I don’t want a bat flying around me, I do enjoy visiting the bat habitat at my local zoo. I think their faces are so cute.

With Bat Appreciation Day just around the corner, you can use these activities to teach your kids more about these adorable nocturnal animals.

Bat Appreciation Day Activities for Kids

The activities featured below are perfect for not only Bat Appreciation Day but also for Halloween – when many of us incorporate bats into our daily homeschool lessons.

You’ll find books, printables, crafts, and more all featuring bats. While I haven’t focused on it here, you can use this as an opportunity to discuss mammals and nocturnal animals.

These Bat Appreciation Day activities are perfect for kids in grades K-3. They’re perfect for both home and classroom use so co-ops can utilize these ideas, as well.

Bat Habitat

One obvious activity you can do to celebrate Bat Appreciation Day is to visit a bat habitat at your local zoo.

If you don’t live near a zoo with a bat habitat, find a YouTube video to share with your kids.

Bat Science

Take advantage of this holiday and use it as an opportunity to explore echolocation. Kids will be fascinated to learn how bats hear as they play this fun game.

Teach kids about the four stages of the bat life cycle. This pack features fifteen activities for kids.

Bat Learning Activities

This bat life cycle count and graph activity pack is a great way for preschoolers to practice counting and graphing skills all season long!

You can incorporate some language arts into your activities by focusing on the letter Bb and the word family -at.

Have kids practice their handwriting with these adorable All About Bats color and write pages.

Bat Crafts

This simple bottle cap bat craft is perfect for kids! You can also add it to your study of bats and nocturnal animals.

Incorporate art into your activities with this gorgeous hanging bat craft featuring a painted sunset background.


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about bats. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Bats (New & Updated Edition)Stellaluna 25th Anniversary EditionBat Loves the Night: Read and Wonder


Bats – Presenting fascinating information on all kinds of bats, from how they use echoes to hear, to the legends that surround them and how to protect the species.

Stellaluna – Knocked from her mother’s safe embrace by an attacking owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a bird’s nest. This adorable baby fruit bat’s world is literally turned upside down when she is adopted by the occupants of the nest and adapts to their peculiar bird habits. 

Bat Loves the Night – Night has fallen, and Bat awakens to find her evening meal. Follow her as she swoops into the shadows, shouting and flying, the echoes of her voice creating a sound picture of the world around her. When morning light creeps into the sky, Bat returns to the roost to feed her baby… and to rest until night time comes again. Bat loves the night!

Teaching Resources

Kids will get a kick out of playing some spooky music out of this adorable bat speaker!

Add a fun bat costume to your dress-up center, and your kids can act out their favorite bat stories.

Die cut felt bats are great for counting, color recognition, and more!

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