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It's the Year of the Bat!



Bat Learning Center Activities

See our Children's Work page for photos of the children participating in activities, their artwork, stories and more.

See Joe D'Angeli and the bats visit to our classroom

Daily Question to Explore

Tuesday 3/1/11


Introduction to bats

Wednesday 3/2/11


What do bats look like?

Thursday 3/3/11


Where do bats live?

Friday 3/4/11


The Bat Wing ( official site of author Brian Lies)

Class Picture Day

What would you do if you were a bat?

Monday 3/7/11


How do bats move?

Tuesday 3/8/11


What do bats eat?

Wednesday 3/9/11


How do bats find their babies and their food?

Thursday 3/10/11


What is a "Bat Myth"?

Friday 3/11/11


Bats help us. How can we help them?

Monday 3/14/11


How can we get ready for "Batman's" visit?

Tuesday 3/15/11

 "Batman" visits us today with a live bats !

Wednesday 3/16/11

We use photos from our visit with Batman to create a book.

How can we thank Batman and the animals?

Thursday 3/17/11

We write our own book and flyer about bats.

How can we teach the college students about bats?

Friday 3/18/11

Today is our Bat Parade and BAKE SALE

 Wear solid brown or black and bring in a baked good.

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Teaching Resources

Online Guide to Bats from The National Wildlife Federation

Little Brown Bat Unit of Study

Hand Wing Chart

Echolocation poster

Songs and Poems:

Leatherwing Bat ( A poem)


Little Bat

(To the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle,Little Star)

Small and furry,
little bat,
flying through the sky at night.

Listen, listen,
little bat
as the echoes guide your flight.

Swoop and dive,
little bat,
catching insects as you fly.

Hurry, hurry,
little bat,
go back to your nearby cave.

Snug and warm,
little bat,
toes hold to the ceiling tight.

Sleepy, sleepy,
little bat,
wrapped up in your wings 'til night.

From our
bug-crunching noses
To our little
bat toeses,
We bats of the forest
Want you to adore us.

We feast on fat beetles,
Mosquitoes with needles,
And leaf chomping insects
That we find delicious.

So please leave us alone,
And help save our homes.
Then we can fly free
Protecting the trees
And the fields down below
Where all your food grows.

Leslie Sturges, 2005

Sleeping Bats (to the tune of "Frere Jacques")

Bats are sleeping,
Bats are sleeping,
Upside down,
Upside down,
Sleeping in the morning sun,
Waiting for the night to come,
Then they fly around,

Then they fly around!

I love Bats by, Mrs. Jones

 (to the tune of "Frere Jacques")

I love bats,

I love bats.

You should ,too.

You should, too.

They eat all the insects,

They eat all the insects,

That bite you!

That bite you!


Look up there around the tree.

Bats are flying gracefully.

Some are black and some are brown.

A few are hanging upside down.

Bats are flying in the night.

Fast asleep in the daylight.



Bats come in a variety colors. This is the story of Scat the Magical Bat...
Print multiple copies of this picture, then color to tell the story:

Scat the Bat was a yellow bat. Everyone in his family was yellow. But Scat the Bat was tired of being like everyone else. So he said (snap fingers) "I'm Scat the Bat I'm Sassy and Fat I change my colors just like that." So Scat the bat changed into a (name of color)bat. (He was red, silver, black,brown or white). Scat the Bat enjoyed being a (name of color) for a few days. But then he got tired. So he said: (Repeat Scat the Cat Verse) *After naming last color: Well Scat the Bat had changed his colors many times. He found out that it wasn't so bad being a yellow bat. So he said, (Repeat verse)

Year of the Bat 2011 - 2012