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  Bats (Scholastic Science Reader) by Lily Wood

  Bats by Gail Gibbons

  Bat Jamboree by Kathi Appelt

  Stellaluna by Janell Cannon



Bat puppets are folded and cut in bat shape. White reinforcements are used for eyes and a mouth with fangs is drawn on. To make it into a puppet, staple a scrap strip of paper to the back on each side of the fold. Don't staple this piece flat; leave a bit of play in it so the child's hand can fit inside.


Halloween is an appropriate time to introduce the _at word family (bat, cat, fat).






Bat erasers, purchased from Oriental Trading, are available in several colors and can be used for math sorting, patterning and graphing activities.

Bags of Halloween candy often feature bats.

Bat Finger Puppet

Other Resources  


Teacher's Helper, Sept/Oct 1997

      Bat booklet, Stellaluna story recall and sequencing, Stellaluna stick puppet, Batty Counting gameboard


A Stellaluna finger puppet

I Can Make It! I Can Read It! Fall, Preschool-Kindergarten (TEC3512)

Bat Facts booklet

Updated 6-28-04



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