Find out all about a year in the life of a bat, including their long hibernation over the winter months.
Lots NEW! Here's a collection of useful and fun bat printables for classroom or home - perfect for Halloween, or perhaps for learning about these interesting creatures ...
Did you know that the body of the bat - including their webbed wings - has fascinated researchers for hundreds of years? The children can learn more about the anatomy of a bat with the help of this simple poster.
Who wouldn't be inspired to read a book this Halloween, if they had a cute little bat like this peeking out over the pages! They print 4 to a page and will take some careful cutting out, but are definitely worth it.
Learning to count and put numbers 1 to 10 in order is fun with this bat jigsaw, which is of course perfect for Halloween. It comes in black and white (make sure the kids colour the picture before you cut it up!) and colour.
I can imagine the squeals of delight when the kids see these cute little bats decorating their Halloween cupcakes! They will take a little effort in cutting out, but the effect is definitely worth it.
Inspire the kids to write a Halloween poem about bats, or record some facts about these fascinating creatures using one of our bat frames - we have four to choose from, coloured or blank, both with or without lines, so there are lots of possibilities!
This is one of a set of fun printable Halloween jigsaws - just print, cut out using one of our cutting guides, and enjoy!
This cute little bat jigsaw makes a simple print and go project and, once cut out, can be tucked into an envelope for quick storage and used again and again.
Here's a lovely, perky bat for younger children to "lace" for Halloween! Print onto card and cut out, laminate if you can, then punch holes around the edges. When finished I'm sure your child will be proud to hang the bat up on display.
Perfect for displaying in the classroom, this lovely poster takes you through the lifecycle of a bat from their birth to becoming an adult.
Our second bat life cycle poster has a little more detail for each stage and is perfect for older children.
Here's a fun activity if you're learning about the life cycle of bats. Cut out each picture card (including the arrows and title card) then ask the children to put them into a sequencing display.
There is something missing from the bat on our bat playdough mat - but it's nothing a little playdough won't fix!
Here's a silly poster of a bat, to print for display, as a cover for a project, or perhaps to cut out and stick or suspend! You could also use it's yellow tummy to write on...
Younger kids will love our cute bat poster. Simply print out and display at home or in the classroom, or cut around the outline of the bat, then tape some wool or string to the back to make a hanging bat?
The word "bat" is one of the first CVC words introduced to children - so this jigsaw is perfect for early learners, particularly at Halloween.
This spooky Halloween bat spelling jigsaw is a nice simple word for young learners to try spelling. Print onto some card, then slice up along the vertical lines.
The second of our bat templates features a large somewhat "Batman" like bat! We can think of lots of ways to use this one.
Here's the perfect sheet of writing paper for the kids to pen their grandparents a Halloween letter! It would also make good paper for any Halloween writing project, and comes in three versions. Of course you can enjoy it any time, not just Halloween.
Here's a lovely atmospheric poster of bats flying at dusk, perfect to print and use as part of a Halloween display.
This is a gorgeous card to print and give at Halloween, with all the little details of the picture to be enjoyed. The tree at bottom right is my favourite detail! Who is hiding inside it?
Here's a lovely illustrated poster to print out for decorating the house or classroom at Halloween. There are many details for the kids to enjoy ... the gates to the haunted house, the spooky eyes hiding in the gnarled tree in the foreground ...
Perfect for displays and vocabulary work, this set of bats word cards includes some of the terminology you will need when studying these fascinating animals and their lifecycle.
We've started off this picture of a bat, and provided a finished version for the kids to reference. Can they complete the picture? What expression will they give the bat?
Children wil need careful cutting skillsto cut out this bat, making sure to get the scallops on his body and the points of his ears right!
These fun bat alphabet cards can be used in lots of ways and are great for Halloween. Ask the kids to spell some Halloween themed words, or play some matching and spelling games? We've got upper and lower case alphabets in black and white or colour.
We love these cute Halloween bat number cards and we hope the kids will enjoy them too - use as flashcards, for card games and counting practice with a Halloween twist...We've given you numbers 0 to 20 and a spare bat to fill in how you choose.
Here's some creepy Halloween scrapbook paper to print, covered in pumpkins and bats and with a colourful green background. Fun for your Halloween projects.
This writing paper has a bat design that is perfect for Halloween, or perhaps a bat theme. Use it in your writing projects. Three versions available.
Whether for Halloween or any time, kids can learn how to draw a bat with our fun step by step tutorial to print and copy.
This step by step printable tutorial teaches children how to draw their own cute bat picture. Have some fun with it this Halloween, perhaps?