These free printable bat science activities are designed to help kids ages 6-10 learn more about these amazing nocturnal animals.
Many homeschoolers teach about them during the fall months as Halloween approaches.
However, we’ve been spending our evenings watching the bats dipping and swooping around our pool.
That inspired me to create this fun set of bat activities that your kids can use to learn more about bats.
Bat Science Activities
There are so many fun things to teach children about bats. Here are a few engaging ideas that will help you teach your kids about bats, their life cycle, echolocation, and more.
Bat Movies for Kids
I always try to incorporate a movie or two into our homeschool lessons. Here are a few suggestions of bat movies you can add to this lesson plan:
• Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (Batty the Bat is a main character)
BOOKS ABOUT BATS
In addition to movies, I love to include a wide variety of books in my lessons. I use some for read-alouds and save others for independent reading (when appropriate).
Below, I’m sharing a few of my favorite nonfiction books about bats. I find they’re perfect for introducing the animal, increasing vocabulary, and illustrating important information.
Young learners love hands-on activities, and they help little ones engage with the topic at hand. When studying bats, you can add one or more of these activities to your to-do list:
• On April 17, you and your children can celebrate all things bat with these Bat Appreciation Day activities for kids.
• This simple bottle cap bat craft is perfect for young learners! You can also add it to your nocturnal animals theme or your Halloween celebrations.
• Download and print this All About Bats for Kids color and copywork pack. It’s perfect for October handwriting lessons for preschool and kindergarten.
Bat Printables for Kids
Print out this wonderful bat themed printable for elementary students. It’s full of engaging activities that are designed for kids ages 6-10.
• Bat Facts. There are two pages of bat facts. These pages cover the similarities and differences of microbats and macrobats.
• Life Cycle of a Bat. Kids will assemble a bat life cycle spinner and a sequencing chart.
• Echolocation. Students will learn about echolocation – the process by which bats hear in the night. There is also a video link for kids to learn even more information about echolocation.
• Puzzles. This printable includes a bat-themed word search and bat-themed crossword puzzle. Both include an answer key.
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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