Fun Bat Lesson Plan Ideas for Kindergarten and First Grade

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Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Fun Bat Lesson Plan Ideas for Kindergarten and First Grade

October 24 Deedee 2 min read

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Bat Lesson Plan Ideas

Teaching about bats is so much fun! It is a perfect Fall theme to incorporate into your classroom. Here are some fun lesson ideas for your week (or two) of bats! 

Reading Comprehension Lessons

I love teaching fun things like bats, but what’s better is when you can use those cool themes to teach reading comprehension skills, as well as, other math and literacy standards. Two of my favorite books to read while teaching about bats are Stellaluna and Bat Loves the Night.

Stellaluna

Stellaluna is a fiction story but acts as a great introduction to bats.

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Using the book, we practice making predictions, retelling the story, comparing, inferring, and opinion writing.

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Students enjoy using the cards to retell the story. This is such a good skill to practice!

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Lesson plans and response activities for Stellaluna can be found here:

Bat Loves the Night

Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies is such a cool book because it couples narrative text with informational text. 

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Using this story, students build their schema about bats.

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Students continue building their schema about bats. Other lessons teach students about making connections, inferring, and visualizing.

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Lesson plans and response activities for Bat Loves the Night can be found here:

Videos

Videos are always a fun addition to your lesson plans. Here are a few videos that are worth checking out.

Center Ideas

Extend your learning of bats into your literacy and math centers! 

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Center activities for Stellaluna and Bat Loves the Night can be found in these units:

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Crafts

Everyone loves crafts! I am in love with this craft for Stellaluna! It is available in the Engaging Readers unit!

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!

Snacks

I saved the best for last. Snacks! 

Have fun getting batty in your classroom!!

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2 Comments

  • Lupita September 21 at 10:43 am

    Hi Deedee, Is there still anyway we can get your peek at my week PDF lesson plans with hyperlinks. When I click on it, it wants to pin it to pintrest.

    • Deedee September 24 at 7:53 am

      Hi there! YES! You I fixed the links so they are easier to get to. 🙂

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