Does your little one love creepy creatures? These Bat Activities for Preschool are what you need! This list is packed with fun, educational bat-themed activities that will help your child learn about bats while they have a blast.
They are designed for preschoolers who love making crafts, trying science experiments, and playing games. And you will love knowing that they are learning while they play.
The good news is, that you don’t have to wait for Halloween to try these bat activities! You can do them any time of the year.
For more fun activities like these, check out my list of Bat Activities for Kids.
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Fun Bat Facts
Bats are amazing creatures that are often misunderstood. For example, did you know that bats are the only mammals that can fly?
There are more than 1,200 different species of bat, making them one of the most diverse groups of mammals on the planet? Here are some more fun facts about bats that your preschooler is sure to enjoy.
Bats usually live for around 20 years, but some have been known to live for up to 40 years! The bat life cycle starts with a baby bat, called a pup. Pups are born blind and without fur, but they grow quickly and are usually able to fly within three to four weeks.
Bats are nocturnal animals, which means they sleep during the day and are active at night. This is because they are able to use echolocation to navigate in the dark.
Echolocation is when an animal makes a sound and then listens for the echo to figure out where they are. Bats use echolocation to find food, avoid predators, and even locate mates.
Bats typically live in caves or trees, but some species build their own homes called roosts.
Roosting bats can often be found hanging upside down by their feet!
So there you have it, some fun facts about bats for your preschooler! Bats are fascinating creatures that play an important role in our ecosystems. We hope this has piqued your little one’s interest in these gentle animals and that they’ll want to learn more about them!
Recommended Bat Books
Find out how fascinating bats are in these books about bats! Grab a couple of these amazing books for your homeschool bat lesson.
The Bat BookBats at the Beach (A Bat Book)Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)Little Bat Up All DayNational Geographic Readers: BatsBats: An Illustrated Guide to All Species
Recommended Bat Activity Kits
Learn all about bats with lapbook pieces, tracing & an included study guide.
Kids will enjoy playing with this play dough kit with bats and spider-shaped cutters. Perfect gift for your child this Halloween.
These are just a few fun activities that preschoolers can do to learn more about bats. For a complete bat experience, watch your favorite bat documentaries and go hiking where there are caves to see if you can find any bats.
More Bat Activities
If you need more bat activities for older kids, you must see this list of bat activities for elementary students.
All About Bats by Homeschool Preschool