(I have great parents, y'all!)
She read the book to us and the kids really enjoyed hearing someone besides me read! LOL
After we were finished reading, I showed the kids a picture of the LARGEST bat and the SMALLEST bat side-by-side.
|*SmartBoard pics are never any good!*|
Then of course we measured the smallest wingspan (5 INCHES)! This was a great way to show the differences between feet and inches. We discussed more and less as well.
After the measuring, We took pictures to see if our wingspan was longer or shorter than the biggest bat!
We made it into a fun book!
The next day we did an activity to where we could get a visual of how many mosquitos a bat eats in an hour. My para was so kind and cut out 600 bugs and then sorted them into groups of ten. This activity was a lot for the Pre-K kids. They needed a lot of help since they are unable to cut and glue very well. This gave them great glue practice. We did this during work time and called them over few at a time to glue. If you are willing to go through a lot of work, this mosquito activity is a lot of fun and looks great when you are through!!
I loved doing this bat activity! I will have to revisit this book and come up with more activities in October. :)