Bat Crafts for Preschoolers

This Halloween, add one or more of these bat crafts for preschoolers to your holiday lesson plans. Your kids will have a hard time choosing one!

These preschool crafts are perfect for your October plans. Whether you’re looking for a fun paper craft for kids to complete or just need a quick printable craft, you’ll find a little bit of both on the list below.

Bat Crafts for Preschoolers

Have a Halloween class party coming up, or will you have a Halloween party at home? You need these DIY Halloween treat bags with a free printable template! Homeschool Preschool

These handprint bats are absolutely adorable. And, the google eyed expressions are sure to elicit a giggle. Simple Every Day Mom

These cute shape bats will help your preschooler practice naming and identifying shapes. Artsy Craftsy Mom

Your preschoolers will be amazed at how easy it is to turn a plastic spoon into a Halloween bat craft! It’s so cute! The Joy of Sharing

Kids will love tie-dying to make these coffee filter bats. These may get a little messy, but it’ll be worth it! Darcy and Brian

Gather some leaves on your next preschool nature walk to make these Halloween bats made with real leaves. Craft Bits

Not only is this paper tube flying bat craft easy to make, but your preschoolers will love watching him “fly” around the room. Mom Brite

I love this open-ended bat craft your preschoolers can make. The finished crafts are unique to each child. Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

These easy origami bats are adorable, but they may be best with older preschoolers and kindergarteners. Red Ted Art

Pom poms and the ridged rim of a paper plate make a fun 3D effect on this simple bat craft. The Joy of Sharing

Kids will love put this plastic cup hanging bat on display throughout the month of October. Craft Bits

Nature crafts are the best! Gather some pinecones on your next nature walk and use them to make pinecone bats. Fireflies and Mudpies

This bat piñata goodie bag is perfect for your Halloween parties at home or in the classroom. Red Ted Art

This paper plate bat is the perfect craft to do alongside a reading of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat. ABC’s of Literacy

A free printable template makes this bat paper puppet a breeze to make. Kids can use them to act out their favorite bat stories. Red Ted Art

Preschool Books About Bats

Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about bats. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

BatsStellaluna 25th Anniversary EditionMy First Book About Bats: Book about bats for kids


Bats – Presenting fascinating information on all kinds of bats, from how they use echoes to hear, to the legends that surround them and how to protect the species.

Stellaluna – Knocked from her mother’s safe embrace by an attacking owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a bird’s nest. This adorable baby fruit bat’s world is literally turned upside down when she is adopted by the occupants of the nest and adapts to their peculiar bird habits. 

My First Book About Bats – This book is full of high quality photos and interesting facts about bats.

Teaching Resources

Teach your kids the “Five Little Bats” rhyme with this fun flannel board set. This is such a fun way for little ones to act out the rhyme.

Here’s a fun set of bat crayons in all the colors of the rainbow. Perfect for coloring Halloween pictures!

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