Add a bit of educational fun to your small group activities this harvest season. In this activity, students will take turns choosing a bat wing from a bag, and matching the picture to the beginning sound on a bat body. You can run the "game" or, there are directions and an answer key for students to be able to play this in centers.
There is some advanced prep needed for this activity:
1) Print copies of the bat bodies, and arrange them on 4 pieces of poster board. Make sure to leave room for the bat wings before gluing them on. (It will be helpful if the bats and wings for game 1 are printed on a different colored paper than the bats and wings for game 2)
2)Print bat wings onto colored paper, cut out. Laminate the bats if you wish to use them year after year.
3) Place bat wing cut outs for game 1 and 2 in different treat bags, and label the bags.
4) Set up in a center with room for 2 poster boards to lay on a floor or a table, or you may laminate and affix the poster boards to the wall. If you do so, you will need to provide sticky tack or add Velcro dots so that the bat wings will stick.
This activity addresses Kindergarten Common Core standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.D, but at this time of year it could also be used as a review in a grade 1 class.
Have fun learning!