Bat and Owl Preschool Crafts

We’re doing a co-op preschool with a couple other moms in the neighborhood again this year. Anyone else do a co-op preschool? We love it! The other moms in our group are awesome and we live within minutes of each other. This year, we changed the format a bit. Instead of a purchased preschool curriculum, we’re doing themes. So each mom prepares her own lesson plans this time around and I’m really enjoying it! When I’m giving a set lesson plan, it stifles my creativity. For me, its fun to be creative and come up with ways to teach numbers, letters, and colors in a fun way to preschool age children. I thought I’d take a minute and share some of the fun Preschool Halloween crafts we did with the Bat and Owl preschool theme I taught recently.

Bat and Owl Preschool Theme

handprint-owl There are only 4 kids in our co-op preschool, so its easy to do messy crafts like painting. I was a littl nervous about doing handprint art with them, but I told them up front exactly how we were going to do it and what they were supposed to do. It turned out great! And I think the kids really liked it, except for one little boy who refused to put his hands in the paint. I talked to his mom later and she said he is a very clean kid and hates being dirty. Sure wish my kids were more like that haha!

handprint-owls I cut the owl pieces out with my Silhouette Cameo, so that was easy. Then I let the kids glue them together with a glue stick.  {I had an example made for them to look at.}

Our shape for the week was Triangle, so the kids looked for triangle shapes on their owls. {the beak and ears}

Bat Preschool Theme

TP-roll-bat  I saved up Toilet Paper rolls {aren’t they the best for kid crafts?!} and then helped the kids turn them into bats. Again, we found triangles on our bats. {teeth and ears} I put the black paper around the TP roll and they glued the rest of the pieces in place with a glue stick and liquid glue. Then we punched holes in them and tied yarn to them so the kids make their bats “fly”. We put the holes at the top, but you could also put the holes at the bottom so they could make their pet bat “sleep”.

I cut the wings out with my Silhouette Cameo.

Bat Cave

bat-cave I made a “bat cave” by draping blankets around our kitchen table and hanging paper bats upside down with yarn. We were studying the number 4, so I hung 4 bats. The kids took turns counting how many bats were in our cave. We then read bat books, learned bat facts, {ex: bats are not black, they’re brown or gray} and ate our snack in the bat cave. This was a huge hit with the kids! They absolutely loved the novelty of it and behaved very well.

Anyways, I know this is a little different than what I normally post, so if you’re interested in seeing more preschool crafts and activities, please let me know in the comments below!

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Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
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  1. 1
    Jen T

    This is so great! I have a 3 1/2 year old who would love this. I’d love to see more preschool posts!

  2. 2
    Kari

    Love these cute ideas! More preschool crafts, please!

  3. 3

    Absolutely love the bat cave! I would even enjoy that :P

  4. 4

    I love it! I say, keep ’em coming! :)

  5. 5
    Jill

    I would love to see more preschool crafts! These are darling.

  6. 6

    Wow what a great and creative work and ideas, keep us update with something like this about new ideas and creativity

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