This easy craft can be included within lesson
plan activities in many themes related to the bat or Halloween. It is suitable for toddlers, preschool and early elementary grades.
Review craft printing options and suggested learning activities during the craft assembly.
- choice of paper: construction paper, card stock, "foamies," recycle paper or brown grocery bag.
- coloring tools for B&W template
- glue stick
- Optional: small wiggly eyes
- Option 1: Print your selection of black or
template for body. Discuss colors on the template.
Option 2: Print the black & white
template. Children can color, paint, or print directly to color
paper of your choice.
Option 3: For large groups 6 or more, print the black and white template directly onto
brown or color paper.
- Options 4: (Recycle)
Print the black and white format, cut
out and use as a master pattern, trace over left over recyclable
- Brown grocery bag paper is a good choice and it is sturdy. The face features are easy to duplicate by hand and glue paper eyes or plastic wiggly eyes.
- Trace over black construction paper with a sharpened white or light color crayon, or gel pen, cut out and assemble.
- For a more permanent craft trace over "foamies" and use permanent marker to make facial features.
Show the small image of the finished craft (featured in the template) to help the children position the pieces. The assembly of the craft is quite similar to putting a puzzle together and involves problem solving and small motor skills. Review and identify shapes and counting (numerals).
- Count the pieces of the craft (four) and you want to write numbers in the back for sequence of assembly.
- Glue and identify the crescent shape piece (ears) behind circle head piece.
- Glue glue assembled head on oval body piece.
- Glue assembled body and head over the middle of the wings template.
- Review bat body parts.
Other decorating ideas >
- Tape the craft to a craft stick (Popsicle stick) to make a hand puppet.
- Add a looped ribbon or pieces of yarn or string in various lengths to hang many of them as window ornaments.
- Create a nocturnal landscape with stars and a moon using colored paper (refer to online puzzle image).
- Close template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero (minimum) if you have trouble fitting the template on one page or review Print Help.
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Letter B Bat lesson plan printable activities
Visit this lesson plan to present letter B for different age levels.