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October is a great time to teach preschoolers about the life cycle of a bat. These print-and-go worksheets are just what you need to do that!
These life cycle worksheets work will within so many different preschool themes. You can add them to your animal life cycles, your Halloween activities, or your Letter of the Week Bb lessons.
Add these free animal worksheets to your preschool lessons. And, if you’d like to teach an entire life cycle of a bat unit, be sure to check out this collection of bat life cycle worksheets.
Life Cycle of a Bat
Before you start using these bat worksheets, teach your preschooler some fun facts about bats. You can use one or more of the books I’ve shared below, or you can just share these interesting tidbits:
• Bats are flying mammals not birds. They don’t lay eggs. Their babies are born live.
• There are over 100 types of bats!
• Bats are nocturnal. That means they sleep during the day and stay awake at night.
• Bats can “see” sound using a special skill called echolocation.
PREPARING THE ACTIVITIES
To prepare these activities, all you need to do is print out the pages. That’s it! You’re all set.
However, you can make the activities reusable by laminating them and using velcro dots on the cut/paste pages.
There are three activities included in this activity pack. The first page is a life cycle of a bat mini-book.
I suggest printing this page on regular printer paper. Have students write the correct vocabulary word on the line in each box (pup, adult, etc.)
You may need to write the vocabulary words on a note card or post it for kids to look at as they write the words.
Cut apart the pages and staple them to create a mini book, if you’d like.
Not only does this page reinforce vocabulary words associated with the life cycle of a bat, but it’s a great way to introduce or reinforce the sight words I, see, and a.
BAT LIFE CYCLE SEQUENCING
The next activity in this pack is a sequencing activity. One sheet is a numbered sequence mat. The other is a set of four sequence cards.
Print these two pages on regular printer paper. You can use colored printer paper if your kids don’t enjoy coloring.
Now, have your kids cut out the sequencing cards. This is a great way to let preschoolers strengthen their fine motor skills by using scissors to cut out the cards.
Glue the cards in the correct order on the sequencing mat.
If you’d like to make this activity reusable, you can laminate the cards and the mat. Add a velcro dot to each box and to the back of each card.
LIFE CYCLE OF A BAT WORKSHEET
Finally, there is a one-page sequencing activity. Kids can color the life cycle pictures, or you can print the page on colored paper.
Have kids cut out the numbers at the bottom of the page. This is another opportunity for them to practice their scissor skills.
Or, you could build other fine motor muscles by letting them use a ½” circle punch to cut out the numbers.
Have them glue the numbers beside the appropriate image to sequence the life cycle of the bat.
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.
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.
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