Teach your little kids about the life cycle of a bat and enjoy the wonders of nature with these no prep printable Bat Life Cycle Worksheets. Grab yours today!
If you think of bats as creepy, these Free Printable Bat Life Cycle Worksheets might make you change your mind. After all, bats are the only flying mammals. It’s truly amazing when you stop to think about just how impressive bats really are.
Not only do these free printable preschool worksheets offer a fantastic way to celebrate the Halloween season, but the bat life cycle worksheets also make for easy, no-prep science lessons for your little learners.
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Bats give birth to live young called pups and while mama bats usually only have one baby at a time, they form nurseries to protect the pups while their mothers are hunting.
Keep reading for even more bat crafts and activities to create an awesome fall life cycle study that your preschoolers and kindergartners are sure to enjoy.
Life Cycle Sequencing
Sequencing is an important skill for little kids. Being able to put events and ideas in a logical order helps with not only reading comprehension but also critical thinking.
Learning about sequencing through animal life cycles is a great way to familiarize your kiddos with the miracle of nature while exploring important early math and literacy skills.
Sequencing helps little kids to recognize patterns and make sense of the world around them.
Of course, these bat life cycle printables also give your preschoolers and kindergartners the opportunity to learn more about the world around them.
Bat Life Cycle
- Pup – Bats are mammals, which among other things, means they have fur or hair and give birth to live pups.
- Nursery – This is probably the most fascinating part of the bat life cycle. Mama bats form nurseries for the pups to protect them while their mothers hunt. Like seriously, how cool is that?
- Young Bat – From what we read, bats start to venture out on their own at around six weeks old to catch insects, and at that point, they no longer need their mother’s milk.
- Bat – Did you know that bats hunt using echolocation? There’s so much to learn about these amazing mammals. You’re definitely going to want to find a few books about bats to read with your little learners.
Bat Crafts & Activities
- Quick & Easy Bat Art – Draw and cut out a basic bat shape. Use dark paper to make a collage and then add googly eyes for easy bat art.
- Read There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!* – This Halloween themed picture book is a wonderful way to practice rhythm and repetition with your little learners. Each page builds on the last, which makes it easy for preschoolers and kindergartners to recognize the pattern and participate in the storytelling.
- Paper Plate Bat Craft – Paint a paper plate black and then cut out black cardstock wings. Glue one wing to each side of the paper plate and add googly eyes to make a fun paper plate bat craft
- Check out How To Draw A Cartoon Bat with Art for Kids Hub on YouTube. I love this family’s awesome art tutorials for kids. They make drawing simple, which is perfect for little learners.
Free Printable Bat Life Cycle Worksheets
There are ten worksheets included in this pack. You’ll receive Life Cycle Sequencing, Life Cycle Matching, and Life Cycle Cut & Paste. Each of those worksheets has an answer key. There are also bat tracing worksheets included as well.
I created these Bat Life Cycle Printable Worksheets to go along with our kindergarten science. This set includes:
- 1 color poster that can be printed to use in your science center
- 3 printable worksheets (matching, sequencing, cut & paste) with answer keys
- 6 pages of printables to create a life cycle book for each student
We used these activities as part of a week-long unit study.
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
I hope you enjoy using these life cycle printable worksheets with your little kids as much as I enjoyed creating them with mine.
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