Who’s ready for some spooky, kid-friendly fun?
This bat tissue paper craft is perfect for practicing fine motor skills and makes a cute decoration for the home or classroom.
It’s a fun and creative Halloween activity for kids that they’re sure to love and it’s really easy to create.
Just grab some paper, glue, and tissue paper and the kids are ready to go!
Be sure to check out all of our Halloween crafts for kids for more ideas to keep your kids busy this Halloween season.
Bat Craft Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Tissue paper squares
- Bat template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the bat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Place glue along a portion of the bat’s body, then crumple up some colored tissue paper squares and glue them on the bat. Continue this process until the entire bat’s body is filled with tissue paper.
Next, glue the eyes in the middle of the body.
Finish off the bat by gluing the mouth below it.
That’s all there is to this easy tissue paper craft! Kids can make their own fun bat in any color they want!
Halloween Unit Study
Halloween is such a fun holiday! Remember when you were a kid, and you would love to dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating? Us too!
And now that we are parents, we love to see them get excited about Halloween too. But as parents, we also want to make sure that my kids are learning while they’re having fun.
That’s why creating a Halloween unit study is such a great idea. By incorporating a Halloween theme into their learning, they can stay engaged and excited about what they’re doing!
Read on below for our top ideas and pick the ones that are best suited for your kids.
Halloween Books For Kids
Many people imagine that reading aloud to their child is a simple activity with few benefits. But that’s just not true!
It’s a fantastic way to explore new worlds and have your child exercise their imagination. Reading aloud also helps them to develop important language skills, such as vocabulary and comprehension.
That’s why we recommend starting with one of these popular Halloween children’s books:
Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.
Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.
5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5-minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.
Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!
Kids’ Halloween Crafts
It’s no secret that kids love to get crafty. Whether they’re finger painting, building a block tower, or putting on a puppet show, crafting provides children with a chance to express their creativity and have fun.
If you want more of that for your child, try out one (or all) of these cute and kid-friendly Halloween crafts.
Handprint Bat Craft – Kids love getting their hands messy, but sometimes paint just isn’t an option. Whether you don’t have any on hand or you’re just trying to avoid the inevitable laundry nightmare, a paper handprint bat craft is the perfect solution. It’s easy to make and loads of fun for kids of all ages. Plus, it makes a great keepsake that you can cherish for years to come!
Paper Bag Ghost Craft – If you’re looking for a spooky yet easy craft for your little ones, look no further than this paper bag ghost. It’s a quick and simple project that only requires a few materials, and it’s perfect for younger kids who can’t wait for Halloween.
Zombie Paper Plate Craft – This zombie craft is perfect for the Halloween season! Just follow the free template and make your own unique spin on this zombie craft. The best part about this craft is that it’s so easy that even the littlest ones can make their very own zombie friend. So get creative and have fun with this silly little craft!
Halloween Activities For Kids
Kids will have a blast completing these candy corn pattern worksheets! Not only will they get to flex their pattern recognition skills, but they’ll also get to enjoy a festive Halloween twist. To complete the worksheets, kids will need to look at the candy corn patterns and determine what comes next in the sequence.
As many teachers know, pattern blocks are a great way to help kids learn about shapes and colors. And what better way to encourage kids to use their pattern blocks than with these Halloween pattern block mats? Each mat features a different Halloween scene, and kids can use the pattern blocks to complete their own spooky creations. Not only are these mats fun for kids, but they’re also educational.
Halloween is a spooky time of year, and these Halloween color by number printables are a great way to get kids into the spirit of the season! These printables are not only fun for kids to do, but they’re also educational. By coloring in the numbers, kids can learn number recognition and counting.
More Halloween Fun
- Little girls will look adorable in this “Let’s Go Ghouls” t-shirt.
- Put these spider soaps in your bathroom during the Halloween season.
- Get your kids these cute “Trick or Treat, smell my feet” socks!
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Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Tissue paper squares
- Bat template
- Download the bat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Place glue along a portion of the bat's body, then crumple up some colored tissue paper squares and glue them on the bat. Continue this process until the entire bat's body is filled with tissue paper.
- Next, glue the eyes in the middle of the body.
- Finish off the bat by gluing the mouth below it.