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Kindergarten Bat Lessons: Tuesday

By ARobin

This is a continuing series of lesson plans created for the kindergarten classroom. In this portion of lessons, kindergarten children will learn about bats and other nocturnal animals, their habits and interesting facts, play math and language skills games, as well as create art projects.

Tuesday

In this portion of the harvest series, the children will continue to study the fascinating world of bats.

For this lesson, you will need the following materials:

  • Stellaluna, by, Janell Cannon
  • Black construction paper (two pieces for each student)
  • Silver glitter
  • Glue
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Poster board
  • Pre-cut bats
  • Self- adhesive Velcro

Circle Time Discussion

Review the facts about bats from the previous lesson.

Again, show pictures of bats and caves.

Read the book, Stellaluna by, Janell Cannon

Discuss the events in the story.

Art

Foot-print and Hand-print Bats

Trace the children's foot prints and hand prints onto black construction paper.

Instruct the children to cut out the hand and foot prints.

Using a glue stick, adhere the hand prints to each side of the foot print, with the "heel" part as the bat's face.

Using liquid glue, outline the bat and sprinkle silver glitter over the bat's outline.

Adhere wiggle eyes to the bat's face. Allow to dry.

Math Skills

Bat Match

Divide pre-cut bats into two sets, on one set write numbers 1-20. On the second set of bats, draw dots matching the numbered bats.

Adhere one set of bats on to poster board and adhere self adhesive Velcro on or next to the bat.

Adhere the opposite side of the Velcro to the other set of bats.

Children should take turns matching numbered bats.

Language Skills

Batty Rhymes

Use precut bats.

Divide the bats into two sets. Write words and the corresponding rhyming words on the bats.

Children match rhyming bats.

Activity

Using a large cardboard box, position the box so it opens on the side. Children should pretend that box is the bat cave.

Encourage the children to fold themselves up inside of the box, much like a bat when it is asleep.

Box cave can be placed in the dramatic play center for the children's enjoyment.