Ready for some fun Halloween crafts to keep the kids entertained this fall?
This preschool bat craft is simple, easy, and great for young kids. It comes with a free printable template too.
We’ve made tons of Halloween crafts for kids and this one might be our new favorite. It’s perfect for fall but can also be used throughout the year when kids are learning about bats.
Watch our quick video tutorial or read the simple steps below to see how to make them with your kids or students.
Easy Bat Printable Craft
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- Construction paper or cardstock
- Glue stick
- Bat template (download form located at the end of this post)
Download the bat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin to create the bat by gluing the inner ears to the bat’s outer ears. Next, take the eyes and glue them a little below the ears.
Place the nose in between the eyes and glue in place.
Take the vampire bat teeth and glue them just below the nose. If your bat is light colored you can use a black marker to draw on a smile as well. For the black one we left it off, but you can see what we mean on the purple version.
Glue a foot on both of the bottom corners of the bat body.
Finish off the vampire bat by gluing the wings to the back of the bat’s body.
Isn’t this the cutest vampire bat ever? We’ve always thought bats get a bad rap for being gross, but we sure think they’re cute and very cool too!
Want some more fun and educational Halloween printables for your kids? We’ve got you covered! Our Halloween printables bundle has a little bit of everything – from color by number pages to pattern block mats & more. Your kids will have a blast practicing their fine motor skills, counting, letter recognition, and more. It’s packed with 77 pages of fun so there’s lots of variety and learning potential. Your kids will never get bored!
Halloween Unit For Kids
Get ready for a whole lot of Halloween fun! We have many ideas to get your kids crafting, creating, and learning this season. Choose the activities your kids will love the most, and make a spooktacular Halloween learning unit this year!
Keep reading to find our top Halloween unit ideas for kids!
Children’s Books About Halloween
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!
Halloween Kids’ Crafts
Paper Bag Ghost Craft – If you’re looking for a quick and easy Halloween craft, look no further than the ghost puppet! This cute and spooky decoration can be made with just a few supplies, and it’s perfect for the youngest of crafters.
Candy Corn Craft For Kids – Halloween is a great time to get creative and have some hands-on fun with your kids. One of the best ways to do this is by this cute candy corn man. All you need are some common supplies and the free template and you’re ready to begin!
Paper Plate Vampire Craft – This craft is perfect for Halloween or any time you want to celebrate all things spooky. To make your paper plate vampire, simply download the free template, let kids paint, cut, and glue it together.
Handprint Bat Craft – This craft is perfect for little hands and an easy way to get them in the Halloween spirit. All you need are a few basic materials and your kiddo’s hands! They’ll love making these handprint bats to hang around the house or classroom for Halloween.
Kids’ Halloween Activities
Try these candy corn worksheets for a fun and educational Halloween activity! These worksheets are great for teaching young learners the letter C and developing their fine motor skills. We love combining learning and fun, and these worksheets definitely hit the mark!
Our Halloween pattern block mats are an easy way to get kids to problem-solve and explore geometric shapes.
They can use these mats to make fun and spooky creations – from witches and pumpkins to ghosts and monsters. Plus, you can laminate them for extra durability and reuse them every year!
No Halloween activity would be complete without some free Halloween coloring pages! Our printable coloring pages feature cute, not scary designs to keep kids entertained and engaged. These activities are also perfect for helping children explore different colors and shapes.
If your kids love the Big Pumpkin storybook, why not extend the fun with this Big Pumpkin sequencing activity?
It’s the perfect way to introduce them to basic literacy concepts like sequencing and story structure. Your little learners will also work on their number skills as they put the images in the correct order!
More Halloween Fun
- This “Creep It Real” kids’ t-shirt is so perfect for the Halloween season.
- Little girls will love this adorable ghost beaded bracelet!
- Get the kids interested in sensory play with this cool Halloween sensory bin.
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Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Construction paper or cardstock
- Glue stick
- Bat template
- Download the bat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin to create the bat by gluing the inner ears to the bat's outer ears. Next, take the eyes and glue them a little below the ears.
- Place the nose in between the eyes and glue it in place.
- Take the vampire bat teeth and glue them just below the nose. If your bat is light colored you can use a black marker to draw on a smile as well. For the black one, we left it off, but you can see what we mean on the purple version.
- Glue a foot on both of the bottom corners of the bat's body.
- Finish off the vampire bat by gluing the wings to the back of the bat's body.