Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Going Batty! {Free Craftivity}

My class is batty for... well... bats!

Ever since I started decorating for Halloween, one of my little boys has been begging me to make bats.  His idea spread like wildfire, and before I knew it, I had a whole class of firsties asking me everyday when we were making them!
I couldn't disappoint, so I pulled out an old bat pattern, spruced it up a bit, and threw together a few worksheets to go with it.  Here's one of the completed projects:
And another:
My batty display in the hallway:
The title says, "We're Batty About 1st Grade!"
Here's the other side:
If you have a mob of young ones begging you to make bats, or if you just feel like getting a little batty yourself, then be sure to pick up this little freebie from my TpT shop:
The download includes:
*bat pattern, pics, & directions
*five writing options
*"We're Batty About __" titles for:
Pre-K, Kinder, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th

Last but not least, here is a pic of a bat display I did a few years back:
Same batty concept! ;)

As always, please let me know what you think!  Especially if you grab a copy :)
I hope you love, love it!!

26 love notes:

Lori Rosenberg said...

Yay! I'm the first to tell you that I grabbed this little cutie. I know my students will love it, just as much as they enjoy all your goodies. Right now, they're working on your fire safety book. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

ΡΌ Lori
Teaching With Love and Laughter
luvyorkies@gmail.com

Kimberly Santana said...

Too cute! I do love,love it! :) Thanks for the freebie, friend!

Kimberly
The Learning Tree

Kindergarten Myles said...

Thanks. We are making the hand print bats next week but I like yours too. I really like the bulletin board title and the writing page :)
Jenn

Becky said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I am trying to immerse my classroom in halloween decor-- I have pumpkins and mummys so far. The bats will be PERFECT! Thanks again!
Becky
www.dots-n-spots.com

Michelle Griffo said...

We did bats last week...but I might have to squeeze in this freebie because it is just too cute!
Michelle
Apples and ABC's

Laura said...

Your bats are absolutely adorable.. I guess I am batty over A Cupcake for the Teacher!! :-P Ok that was lame, but excellent job!

Laura
http://lovetoteach123.blogspot.com

Reagan Tunstall said...

YAY! I love this! I am so excited! Thanks for making it free!

Tori said...

Hi Teri! I'm trying to start a fun linky called "I've Been BOOED!" I've booed you on my blog!! Would love for you to join!! Just go to:
http://toristeachertips.blogspot.com/2012/10/ive-been-booed-fun-october-linky.html
to check it out!
Thanks!!
Tori
Tori's Teacher Tips

Across the Hall said...

Adorable! It goes perfect with our poem this week!

Halle
Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

Nicole said...

You're the best Teri!! LOVE with a capital "L" the bats! I love all things Halloween..and bats are so fun to teach! Now... to figure out how I'm going to incorporate them. Thanks so much friend!
Nicole
Rowdy in Room 300

Stephanie said...

We will be making these!! Love them!

❤ -Stephanie
Falling Into First

Miss Evans said...

Thank you for sharing. Love the activity. My class will be doing these this week. Really easy and quick. Love all of your projects.

Jodi
kinderspot-jodi.blogspot.com

Chrissy said...

Thank you for sharing! You just saved me an hour on the computer; I have the bat puppets prepped, but needed a writing activity for the lesson.

My kindergartners are loving our study of owls and bats. Have fun with the rest of your week!

Michelle D. said...

I'm going to squeeze these in next week. Love it! Thanks for the freebie :)

Mary Lirette said...

Love it! :)

Mary
Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

cara said...

Very cute! Thank you for sharing! :-)

Valerie said...

Terri, these are absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

✿Valerie
All Students Can SHINE

Little Miss Primary said...

CUTE CUTE! Bats are usually not my favorite because they're kind of scary (eeeks!), but i LOVE this craftivity!
Thank you so much for sharing, Teri!!

Erin
Little Miss Primary

Mrs. G. said...

We made these today and used the writing page to write bat facts after reading non-fiction books about bats :) They came out SO cute- esp. the ones where the kids thought the ears were where the fangs go.... we have a few upside down bats! Thanks so much!

Lisa Parnello said...

I just found your wonderful blog thanks to Freebielicious! I'm your newest follower!

Lisa
The Lower Elementary Cottage

Teacher Kirra said...

I got to do this activity when I had only 5 boys show up for a class on Friday :) (the rest were on a field trip). They loved it!

Instead of printing out the template, my EFL group practiced following my verbal instructions (with the help of my pictures of each stage drawn on the board). They folded the paper in half, then thirds, cut along the lines, drew dots to divide the page into thirds for the wing proportions, connected the dots with curved lines etc. It was a great way for them to practice their listening skills, and the bats turned out so cute! They were each individual as the kids all chose different coloured paper for the eyes.

Next week we will hang them from the ceiling, so I'll post some photos on my blog then.

Thanks again!!
Teacher Kirra:Maestra Kirra

Lisa said...

Cute!! Thanks for sharing!

Teacher Kirra said...

Here is a link to the bats we made using your packet (they have coloured eyes and teeth because my kids are nuts!)

Teacher Kirra:Maestra Kirra

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