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Bat Activities!

Here are the BAT-themed activities we've done. Click a picture below to see that post.  Or click HERE to see all these posts! Happy Halloween!

Goodie Bats

Yummy yum yum! Here is our final Bat-themed activity for the week! Simple and delicious.
Supplies: Chocolate candy, cookies, brownies, or anything like that. :)Sprinkles
Make the Bats: Using whatever form of chocolate you have, create your own spooky and yummy bats!Bat Body:Brownie chunksMini candy barsetc.Bat Wings:Cookies cut in halfMini peanut butter cups cut in halfMini candy bar cut in trianglesetc.Bat Eyes:2 Sprinkles


Bats Painting

Here is a simple little craft we did during our Bat week! LB(4) loves it when we get out the paint! 
Supplies: 1 piece of white paper1 piece of black construction paperWashable Paint (also called finger paint, tempera paint, or poster paint)BlackYellowCraft foamScissorsGlue
Craft Time! Squeeze some black paint on a paper plate for your child. Give them the white paper and a paintbrush and have them go at it--painting the entire paper BLACK! This is a painting of a night sky.Clean the brush off, and squeeze out a little yellow paint. Have them dab the brush in the yellow and dab it on the black paper to make "stars" in the sky. 

 Let it all dry (this may take a few hours or overnight)

Meanwhile, get your bats ready:Fold the edge of a black piece of construction paper over slightly.Draw half a U shape with a pointy top (for the body), then draw a wing.

Cut them out in squares (so they're easier to cut out).

Then cut out the drawing and unfold them. Bats!

Once the paint is dry, have …

Bat Number Find

We're going batty for BATS during our Preschool@Home this week! Here is our first fun activity.

Supplies: 1 piece of black construction paperWhite crayon
Prep Work: With a white crayon, draw the following shapes on the black construction paper:On the left half, draw a tall U-shape. Then connect the top with a curvy line. On the right half, draw a circle. Then draw a zig-zag across the middle.

 Cut out the shapes. Glue the 2 half-circles (with the zig-zags facing down) onto the U-shape. Voila! You made a BAT!

Using the white crayon, draw a smiley face on your bat.Next, write the numbers 1-20 on your bat.

Time to Play!

Sit down with your child and hand them the white crayon.Say a number and have them find it and draw a circle around it.

When you've gone through all the numbers, you can then point to each number and have your child practice saying them.

LB(4) had a lot of fun with this! He's pretty good with counting, but always gets tripped up with numbers 13-16, so this was a fun way…

Ghost Activities for Kids

Here are all the Ghost-themed activities we've done. Click on a picture below to see that post. Or click HERE to see all these posts! Happy Halloween! 

And a fun little Ghost SONG we made up! Click HERE.

ABC Ghosts!

Our final "Ghosts" preschool theme activity for the week was a hit. (Much like our Pop-out Ghost Card, and our easy to make Ghost Matching Game!) This was such a fun and easy Halloween activity for kids and is a great way to teach kids the Alphabet. Especially since LM(6) was home from school to enjoy this fun game with us!  It's a great way to add a little learning and fun to your Halloween this year. :)

Supplies: 4 sheets of white craft foam (mine are half-size sheets like these)ScissorsMarkerPrep Work: You can draw lines (or just cut by eye) each sheet into 8 rectangles:

Then, with each rectangle form it into a ghost shape by cutting the top to make it round, and bottom to make it zig-zagged, like this:
 You can even stack a couple rectangles and cut 2 at a time!You'll have 32 rectangles, but you only need 26 ghosts for the alphabet. You can either cut them all into ghosts and use the extras for something else, or just leave the others as rectangles for something else …

Ghost Matching Game

Continuing on with our "Ghost" theme in our Preschool@Home, we made this easy little game! LM(6) is home from school this week, so he actually helped me put it together and then we played it together as a family!

Supplies: 5 pieces of different patterns of scrapbook paper3 pieces of white cardstockScissorsBlack markerGlue (P.S. Here is some super cute Halloween paper you could use for this game. Check it out!)
Prep Work: Lay all your pieces of scrapbook paper on top of each other, turn them over and draw a ghost shape on the back piece (my ghosts are about 4" tall and 3" wide, but they can be as big or small as you'd like!)Pick up all the papers and cut the shape--cutting out 5 ghosts at the same time!Then take one of the ghosts and trace that shape onto the back of the paper again, and pick the papers up and cut out 5 more ghost shapes all at once. Done!

Using the black marker, draw 2 eyes and a smile on each of the ghosts.

Next, cut the cardstock into rectangles big…