We have been having a lot of fun with our Halloween theme. To go along with the Bats Are Sleeping song I mentioned in the Halloween Songs post, we learned a bit about bats. We also made this cute bat craft.
This was a very easy craft, and the bats look so festive hanging around! I didn’t get a lot of pictures, but you can see a full tutorial and the adorable finished egg carton bats at Happy Clippings.
First I cut apart an egg carton using three sections for each bat. I cut the edges to resemble bat wings. Then I set the kids up to paint.
Tinker dropped everything and ran to her seat to paint! She loves painting.
After the paint dried we added googly eyes using tacky glue. I poked a hole in the middle, pulled a loop of ribbon through, and hung them up. That’s it! We love how they looking hanging from our cupboards…even the spooky bat shadow behind them!
Check out these great posts for more bat activities.
- Baby Bat’s Lullaby book activities, craft, and alphabet bat activity from JDaniel 4’s Mom
- Great bat painting crafts from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
What other bat activities have you done with your kids? Do you know any great bat books to go along with these activities?
A Full Week of Bat Theme Lesson Plans
Continue learning about pumpkins with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provide different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set: