Todays storytime was all about bats. We started by asking the kids what they knew about bats and we did a fingerplay about the 5 little bats hanging upside down. We then read the story "Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon. After we read the story we talked some more about bats and then I shared with them the non-fiction book "Amazing Bats" by Seymour Simon, which had great pictures and facts about bats.
We then did an activity about bats where I held up a sign that said night and they flew around like bats and when I showed the sign that said day they curled up as upside down as they could get and wrapped their arms around themselves and pretended they were sleeping.
Next, I shared the book by Lucille Colandro, called "There was an old lady who swallowed a bat!".
Our next activity was to choose a child and blindfold them, he was the bat. All the other kids where the insects (bat food). The bat went "beep, beep" and the insects went "buzz, buzz" and if the bat caught the insects he sent them to the bat cave. We only had time to do one child as the bat but this could be fun to do with kids at home. To calm them down a little before we did the craft I read the story "Bat's Big Game" by Margaret Read MacDonald.
Craft time was a simple coloring page of a bat.
The kids were great today, participating in all the activities. I wish I would have remembered the camera to get a few pictures to add to the blog today but I forgot it!
Have a great week!!! Thanks for your participation.