Bat Books for Kids

12 Bat Crafts and Learning Activities

We often think of bats as a fall/Halloween animal, but these amazing creatures are around all year long. The lists of books below will help your child as they discover the amazing world of bats. Our list includes fiction and non-fiction books from dancing and baseball playing bats to their life cycle and where they live. There is also a list of bat activities you can do as you read about bats. Enjoy your adventures with this night creature. This {Read More}

Bat Counting Game

Counting Game for Halloween

I love when we are able to use a set of materials over and over in different ways for different learning purposes. Yesterday we shared how we used our bat craft to play a word family game. Today we’re sharing how that simple bat craft inspired some counting practice. For this counting game we started with the same basic bat craft. Then we used a glitter glue pen to draw numbers and sets of dots on the bat wings. When {Read More}

Bat Craft and Play Ideas

Egg Carton Bat Craft for Kids

Need a quick and fun craft? Try making this easy bat craft. It’s great for a large group craft project at school, church, or community events. And there are a lot of fun ways to use them. Here’s What You’ll Need This post contains affiliate links. Styrofoam egg carton black acrylic paint paint brush black foam sheets scissors quick-dry tacky glue googly eyes How to Make Your Own Bat Craft Start by cutting your egg carton into individual cups. Depending {Read More}

Roll-and-Say Fall ABC Game with Printable

Roll and Say Alphabet Game for Fall

This fall ABC game is quick to prepare and fun for kids to play. After seeing how much fun the girls were having learning to flick and spin acorns outside recently, I knew they’d love a learning activity that incorporated that new skill. To play simple print out the ABC game using the download link at the end of this post. Then grab an acorn and a tray. We used a baking sheet, but anything to contain the acorn a {Read More}

Free Printable Apple Number Cards and Activities

Apple Number Cards for Kindergarten

The first chapter in our kindergarten curriculum is all about understanding numbers zero to five. We’re reviewing how to read and write the numbers and create sets for those quantities. We’re also learning the corresponding number words, and from my days in the kindergarten classroom I know those number words can be tricky.  To help Lovey, I made a set of apple number cards for learning and play activities, and I thought you would enjoy having the free printable set, {Read More}

Red Riding Hood Books for Kids

25 Versions of Little Red Riding Hood~Includes the classic story, fun twists, the tale told from the wolf’s point of view, and books for older kids

Little Red Riding Hood is a classic fairy tale that is known the world over. There are so many wonderful retellings and twists on the original tale. This is a collection of books that feature the classic story, fun twists on the story, the tale told from the wolf’s point of view, and books that are great for older kids. We hope that you enjoy the list and find several books that you can use with your children. This post {Read More}

“Bobbing” for Apples Fine Motor Fall Activity

Fall Activity for Preschoolers~Bobbing for Apples

Tinker loves any activity that involves water play, so I recently set up this simple “bobbing” for apples fall activity for her. It’s a fun way to practice fine motor skills. You can also incorporate counting and sorting activities with these materials. I started with a large bowl full of water. Then we added some decorative apples that I found at Walmart in the floral section. Tinker had fun uses tongs to “bob” for apples. At first she simply concentrated on {Read More}

Lemon Foods Taste Test Science Investigation

Lemon Taste Test Science Investigation

I mentioned during our listening walk activity that I was inspired by all the wonderful Aliki books we read for the Virtual Book Club for Kids this month. This simple science investigation was another activity we enjoyed doing after reading My Five Senses (affiliate links included). Getting Ready for the Science Investigation I wanted to choose a food to investigate that would challenge the kids’ taste buds a bit, so I decided to explore lemon foods. Instead of selecting the foods {Read More}

Lollipop Math Activities

Lollipop Math~Practice counting, comparing, and number bonds with these low-prep math activities

After finishing our lollipop lab science experiments we had a few lollipops left over. I decided to set up a math tray for the girls to use for different math activities. We used it to practice counting, comparing, and beginning addition.  These activities would be good for preschoolers and kindergarteners.  This post contains affiliate links. To set up the activity we used Dum Dums, small paper cups, and foam numbers.  To incorporate some fine motor practice I used a bamboo skewer to poke five {Read More}

Lollipop Lab~Lollipop Popsicles States of Matter Science Experiment

Lollipop Popsicles

Last week we shared three different investigations inspired by a bag of lollipops. Once we had dissolved our lollipops and created our own new lollipops flavors, we still had some liquid left over. It seemed like a great opportunity to explore the different states of matter. It just so happened that we ended up with a yummy treat, too! Seems like the perfect end to a fun series of experiments!  This post contains affiliate links. Make Your Own Lollipop Popsicles {Read More}