Last week when I shared our egg carton bat craft and play ideas I told you we’d be sharing some of the learning activities inspired by this craft. Today’s activity is a word family game that is a fun hands-on way for learning to make and read new words.
To make the game we started with the basic materials we used to make the bat craft. You can see the full bat craft tutorial here. Then we used a glitter glue pen to write “at” on one of the bat wings and initial consonants on the remaining wings.
I chose to only list consonants that would make real words, and they aren’t all shown in the image below. You could add additional consonants and also include some that make nonsense words so your child can identify which words are real words and which words are nonsense words.
Then during literacy time I set the bat with the “at” wing already in place next to the other wings on the table.
Lovey took turns adding the initial consonants and reading the new words she made.
And then each little bat had to take a quick flight around the room!
Tomorrow we’ll be back to share a little math inspired by this craft, too.
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: