Printables for use with Children's Books
- Preschool and up: Read a number of bat themed children's books to the children over the course of a few days. Give each child a "bat graph" page. Have the children write the titles of 2 to 4 books on their page. Then have them wander around the classroom and ask their classmates which of their titles was the classmate's favorite. Have them mark the favorite on the graph paper box to track the most popular title.
- Kindergarten and up: Have the children read one of the bat books (either fiction or non-fiction). Give each child 2 or 3 lined "bat pages" to write a short book report.
- Kindergarten and up: After reading a number of fiction and non-fiction works, have the children write what it might be like to have a bat living in their house -- food needs, temperature, playtime, etc would all be topics they could address. Alternatively, you could have them write what they like about bats.
- Grade 1 and up: Use some of the non-fiction bat books (or KidZone's Bat Facts) to do research about bats. Give each child 2 or 3 lined "bat pages" to write down some of the information they've learned.
Books for Children
Loves the Night: Read and Wonder
by Nicola Davies
by Sandra Markle
Magic School Bus Going Batty:
A Book About Bats (Magic School Bus)
by Joanna Cole
Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat!
by Lucille Colandro
by Gail Gibbons
- Creatures of the Night
(All Aboard Reading: Level 2: Grades 1-3)
by Joyce Milton
For Kids: Bats! (Time For Kids)
by Editors of TIME For Kids
Zapping, Zooming Bats
(Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
by Ann Earle