Letter B > B is for Bat
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*Oct. 31st > Halloween
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Shapes > Ovals, circle, crescent
This easy craft can be included for lesson
plan activities related to the bat and/or Halloween holiday.
Links are provided to lesson plan activities column to learn about
bats, alphabet B is for Bats and more.
Review craft printing options and suggested learning activities while
assemblying the craft
Option 1: Print your selection of brown or black color
template. Discuss colors on the template or those chosen
by the children to decorate the reindeer craft, read suggested
learning and assembly sequence.
Option 2: Print black & white
Children can color, paint or decorate first, cut out and proceed
Option 3: For Large Groups 6 or more
Print the black and white template directly onto brown, tan, dark
gray, cut out and proceed to assembly and learning suggestions.
Options 4: (Recycle)
Print the black and white format, cut
out and use as a master pattern, trace over left over materials
1. Brown grocery bag material is a good choice and it is
sturdy. The face features are easy to duplicate by hand and glue
paper eyes or craft wiggly eyes.
2. Trace over black construction
paper with a sharpened white or light color crayon/pencil, or the
light colored pens, cut out and assemble.
3. For a more permanent craft or display trace over "foamies"
and use permanent pen to make facial features.
Craft Assembly and Learning (after pieces are decorated and cut out)
Show the small image of the
finished craft briefly
(featured in the template) to help the children see how the finished
craft looks and to aid them in positioning the pieces. The
assembly of the craft is quite similar to putting a puzzle together
and involves problem solving and small motor skills, and
during the assembly review shapes and counting (numerals).
Suggested assembly, and review recognizable shapes:
1. Count the pieces of the craft (four) and you want
to write numbers in the back for sequence of assembly.
2. Glue and identify the crescent shape piece (ears)
behind circle head piece.
3. Glue glue assembled head and
identify the oval body piece.
4. Glue assembled body/head in the middle of the wings (review
bat body parts)
Other decorating ideas:
1. Tape the craft to a craft stick (Popsicle stick) to make a
2. Add a looped ribbon or pieces of yarn or string in
various lengths to hang many of them as window ornaments.
3. Use the craft to decorate plain gift bags, or as a large gift
tag for a large gift.
Available to print in
black, brown tones or coloring format
Illustrations only Print templates links below
Visit related Alphabet Activities and matching printable materials:
*Black & White
Print in your choice of:
*regular paper (white or colored)
*Trace over "foamies"
or recycle and trace over left over materials suggested in the instructions
to color with