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Alphabet
Letter BB is for Bat

Animals > Mammals > Forest > Bats

Colors >  Black and Brown

Crafts
> Printable Bat Craft

Holidays and Events >
*Oct. 31st > Halloween

Numbers
> Counting, Sizing, Sorting

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 as above.  

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 such as:  
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 hand puppet.

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.

 

Printable Craft:
Bat
Available to print in black, brown tones or coloring format
Preschool Printable Craft - Bat
 
Preschool Printable Craft Bat Craft (Brown Tones)

Illustrations only Print templates links below

Visit related Alphabet Activities and matching printable materials:

Craft Templates

*Black

*Brown Tones


*Black & White

Materials:
Print in your choice of:
*regular paper (white or colored)
*construction paper
*card stock
*Trace over "foamies"
or recycle and trace over left over materials suggested in the instructions
*something to color with
*scissors

Optional: wiggly eyes

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