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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Bats: Halloween Snack

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Bats: Halloween Snack

My daughter is very into “themes.” We were discussing a play date and I mentioned that we would have some Halloween crafts for her friends. “What about snacks?” I had been thinking fruit salad and cheese puffs. “Can’t we make Halloween snacks?” So, we decided on chocolate-covered pretzel bats and spider cracker sandwiches, despite last year’s banana ghost debacle. Chocolate-covered pretzels are a favorite treat around here. We also enjoy learning about bats–the kids are fascinated … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 9-11 (Elementary), Featured, History and Culture, Home Arts, Taste

4 Picture Books About Bats

4 Picture Books About Bats

Pin It Stellaluna by Jannell Cannon: When a young bat is separated from her mother, she joins a nest of baby birds. In a beautifully illustrated book with lots of loving close-ups, Stellaluna tries to fit in but learns that she is happiest being herself. Along with her newfound friends, she also discovers that sometimes friends can be very different in some ways but alike in the ways that count. This book is … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-3 (Babies and Toddlers), 1-2 (Toddlers), 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Ecology, Featured

Gone Batty!

Gone Batty!

Pin It I found these toilet paper roll bats on Filth Wizardry (what a great blog name!), via The Crafty Crow. I recommend clicking over to Filth Wizardry because she has awesome pictures of the step-by-step and also because her husband added LED lights (!) to the bats’ eyes. Materials: Toilet paper tube Black paint Black construction paper Googly eyes Directions: 1. Fold in opposite sides of one end of the toilet paper tube to form the bat ears. Pin It 2. Cut a slit up … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Ecology, Fall, Featured, Science

Bats! Songs, Finger Plays, and Jokes

Bats! Songs, Finger Plays, and Jokes

Pin It We’ve been reading about and making our own bats. Here are our songs, finger plays, and jokes about bats for preschoolers and kindergartners. As always, I credit and link where I know the author. If you are the author and I haven’t credited you, please let me know! I’m a Bat by Mary Flynn (sung to: You are my Sunshine) I love the nighttime, The dark, black nighttime, And that is when I fly around. I am … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Fall, Science, Songs