Project Title: Paper Bats
Description: Students color bugs and glue them to the bat, as well as make a face on the bat.
Grade level or Target Age Range: preschool to early elementary
Historical Art Examples or References:
Bats importance in the ecosystem
Vocabulary: bats, mosquito, consume
Materials: glue, colored construction paper, popsicle sticks, pastels, hot glue, scissors, yarn
Anticipatory Set: Discussion on bats
1. Cut out bat shapes out of black construction paper
2. Hot glue yarn to the bat, then to a popsicle stick
3. Cut out a bug shape
4. Color the bug and the face on the bat
5. Swing the bat around
Discussion: Life applications; how the lesson might apply to non-art related experiences or other types of knowledge.
- What do bats eat?
- What do bats do for the ecosystem?
- Where do bats live?
Instructional Reflection: Reading out bat facts to the students was a great way to teach them about bat’s impact on the ecosystem as well as teaching them how bats live. Coloring the mosquitoes was also useful to consolidate the fact that bats eat mosquitoes.