If you are searching for a fun way to introduce bats to your child, give this fizzy bat experiment a try! You’ll love it, too!
Bats are fascinating creatures that eat large amounts of bugs helping us keep the population of pesky mosquitoes under control.
A single bat can eat 1000 misquotes in an hour. That can make a huge difference to your comfort in the summer months. These cute bats won’t eat any bugs but they will keep your kids busy while you get something else done.
As a parent, time is precious. There’s no mystery to that. And trust me, it’s not “batty” at all to find a great craft to help entertain and educate your little ones!
If you’ve been searching for an activity that is fun and festive, you’ll love this fizzy bat experiment for sure! And for more fun, check out other Fizzy Experiments Your Kids Will Love.
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Learn more about these amazing mammals. Did you know bats are divided into two groups? Megabats and microbats and they each have their own characteristics and vary in diet and size.
Supplies needed for Fizzy Bat
- Baking soda
- Flat tray or pan
- Small bowl
- Paper towel
- Bat cookie cutters
- Black or brown food coloring or watercolor paint
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How to Make a Fizzy Bat
Mix a small bit of food coloring into a small bowl of baking soda. Use water to thin it out as needed. Keep adding more food coloring until you hit the shade you like best. If you add too much water add more baking soda to create a thick paste similar to a thick toothpaste.
Press colored baking soda paste into cookie cutters.
Use a paper towel to soak up excess liquid off the top and clean around the edges.
Remove the cookie cutters. Repeat for more bats.
Let your children play, encourage them to touch the bats before you make them fizz. Then allow them to spray or dump vinegar onto the bats. Encourage kids to squish and feel the fizzing bats. What do they think a real bat feels like?
Mentally prepare yourself that this craft will be MESSY. Let your children put their hands in it and play around, and experiment with what it feels like!
After all, messes can be cleaned up easily, but memories made will last forever! Encourage your little ones to engage with this sensory play and see if they can use descriptive words to explain what they are feeling.
You can even turn it into quite the educational lesson as well by reciting facts about bats to them while they are making this fizzy bat.
The more that you can educate your children, the more interested they will be in learning as they get older!
Do you love bats? Also grab the bat life cycle for kids printables.
Want to learn more about bats?
Get the Little Learners Print & Go Activity Kit: Bats for more bat activities including coloring, labeling pages and more.