|The Bat in the Boot - by Annie Cannon|
|Bat Jamboree - by Kathi Applet|
Counting by bats has never been so fun! Shake it!
We paused to do this 5 little bat song (to the tune of 6 little ducks) from naturallyeducational.com which was a big hit with the kids and the moms. We performed it with fingers so they could learn it and use the song at home, and when we got to 5 little bats came back, I let some of them put the bats back on the board.
5 little bats went on a flight
by the light of the moon one night
Mama bat said squeek squeek squeek squack
But only 4 little bats came back!
Continue with 4,3,2,1,none (and the 5 little bats come back)
**See more about my Halloween Felt Sets from a recent Flannel Friday Post.
|Daft bat by Jeanne Willis|
|5 Little Bats Flying in the Night - by Steve Metzer|
Very short and sweet and a good closer to our bat story time!
Here is our craft this week! We had our volunteers paint 40 toilet paper rolls and cut out wings. Fold the top of the roll to make ears, add eyes and feet and voila! My craft sample is prepared pretty basically because I want the kids to express themselves, so we had other materials set out so the children could add any embellishments to the bats that they would like.
Seems like October is busier than ever. It's a good thing that themes come naturally this month. Next up is Monsters!