Ready or not, holiday season is officially here. I have always loved holidays, but after having kids, it is even more exciting and fun. Since we have been learning about bats this week, I wanted to come up with a hands-on activity that we could easily do one afternoon. Fine Motor Bats completely fit the bill. I had everything I needed already (which is already a WIN!) and my daughter had a blast doing. What is not to love?! Are you looking for more bat ideas, activities, and printables to do at home or in the classroom? If so click here. If you are wanting to see everything Halloween related, click here.
What You Need for Fine Motor Bats
Getting Fine Motor Bats Ready
Afterwards, I used a white marker and randomly wrote letters of the alphabet or numbers around the edge of the bat. Make sure that you only write them along the edge so that your students can reach the letters with a hole punch. After you write the letters on the bats, you are ready to go!
Doing Fine Motor Bats
If you are doing letters, you can either call out the letters of the alphabet or provide students with a bag full of letter tiles and then they can do the activity independently. Regardless of which way you decide, you will either call out one letter at a time or have your students pick one letter at a time, and then they will find the letter on the bat and hole punch that letter.
If you are doing numbers, you can also call out the numbers one at a time or use dice for students to roll in order to get a number.
For older students you could have beginning sound picture cards in a bag. As students picked out a picture, they would hole punch the corresponding letter on the bat.
I did the activity with my three year old and she really enjoyed it once she got the hang of how to use the hole punch. She really struggled, at first, with how to use a hole punch so we practiced for several days on plain paper. She was much more successful at black construction paper, than black cardstock.
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I hope that you and your students enjoy Fine Motor Bats!