Activities: Bat Cave
Using large cardboard boxes or tables and blankets, make a bat cave. Let children use it for dramatic play.
Decorations: Bat Clips
For each bat, cut an extended wing shape from black construction paper or black felt. Next, cut an oblong body with pointy ears. Add round beady eyes cut from yellow or red paper or you could use colored beads. Glue body onto wings. Add feet. Glue a pinch style clothes pin onto back of the bat. Pin on a curtain or any place you want to decorate.
For each bat, cut out two triangular ears from one end of a toilet tissue tube. Next, flatten the other end and staple it shut about one inch from the bottom. Cut a crescent shape in the stapled end to form the bats tail. Paint the tube black and let it dry. Next from a one foot long strip of black poster board. Staple the wings to the bat’s body. glue on googly eyes. Staple an elastic cord to the bats back and hang from ceiling.
Food: Bat chips- Using a bat shaped cookie cutter, cut bat shapes from tortillas. Lightly brush both side with your favorite oil or melted butter. Broil, flip so that each side is brown. Lightly sprinkle with a cinnamon sugar mixture.
Literature : Stellaluna by Janell Cannon seems to be the most popular
Others you might be interested in:
Cactus Cafe–K W Zoehfeld
Five Little Bats Flying in the Night–Steve Metzger
The Bat in My Pocket–Amanda Lollar
There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat–L. Colandro
Music: Bats are sleeping (Tune Frere Jacques)
Bats are sleeping,Bats are sleeping
Upside down, Upside down.
Sleeping in the morning
Waiting for the night to come
To fly around, to fly around.
I’m a Bat (tune-You are My sunshine)
I love the night time
The dark black night time
And that is when I fly around
I am nocturnal.I love the night time.
‘Cause I’m a bat,
I fly without a sound.
A bat’s a most
A bat can fly
A bat has wings.
It doesn’t hav feathers
or build a nest.
It hangs upside down
In a cave to rest.