Sunday, October 30, 2016

Bats, Cats, Spiders, and Owls Family Fun Ideas for Halloween Season

Ideas for Teaching about Bats, Cats, Spiders, and Owls to young children:

  • Teach 1 year olds vocabulary recognition with pictures
  • Teach 2 year olds basic ideas like a spider has 8 legs and owls and bats are awake at night
  • Teach older children 3+ about the habitats and what the animals eat
  • Teach all children old enough to understand how these animals can help us and appreciation for nature
  • Have the children tell you what they know about these animals and go from there
  • Find cute crafts on Pinterest and other sources with a simple internet search
  • The older the child the more in depth you can go with your lessons
  • I currently teach Kindergarten and we were able to talk about habitats and what the animals ate as well as the idea that bats and owls are nocturnal meaning they are awake at night and sleep during the day. We also talked about how bats are similar to humans and how they help humans. We discussed how Spiders are in their own bug family, the arachnids and are not insects. We learned the Spanish words for Owl, Spider, and Cat
  • The fun thing about these lessons is to make it your own for the child or children you are working with. Doing a simple internet search will give you lots of resources and ideas! 


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