Halloween is coming all so we’re going to finish off our fall on the farm theme with a fun Halloween activity.
Our Halloween activity is sure to excite your Little as they make their friendly little bat fly. This activity gauges your Littles fine motor skills, creative skills, and engineering  skills as they design a cool little toy that will get them more than excited for Halloween.
Shout out to Twitchetts for the inspiration.
Grab a FREE copy of our Flying Bats Template HERE.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways

Engineering

  • Build using a variety of materials in both conventional and unconventional ways
  • Use tools with appropriate safety and purpose
  • Engage in problem solving activities

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, with accuracy and detail
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways

Engineering

  • Build using a variety of materials in both conventional and unconventional ways
  • Use tools with appropriate safety and purpose
  • Engage in problem solving activities

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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Halloween Activity - Flying Bats Template

*Construction Paper

*Googley Eyes

*Yarn

*Glue

*Scissors

Step #1
Print and cut out the Flying Bat Template.
Step #2
Apply glue to the entire rectangle and roll it around the toilet paper tube.
Step #3
Glue the wings to the back of the tube and glue to googly eyes to the front of the tube.
Step #4
Holding the toilet paper tube horizontally, use the hole punch to punch a hole on the top and bottom of each side of the toilet paper tube.
Step #5

Thread a piece of string or yarn through the holes. Start at the bottom left, then go through the upper left hole,  then move over to the upper right hole, and down the bottom right hole.

Step #6
Hang the string on a doorknob so that the bat is at the bottom and pull on the two ends of the string to make your bat fly.

Teacher Tip

If you have a bead or a paperclip you can tie it to the ends of the yarn so that the yarn does not come out.

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