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13 1/2" Natural Canvas Tote: Handmade felt design with acrylic lettering and

Stellaluna: Award-winning picture book by Janell Cannon

Factual resource book:  Adds additional information about bats

Plush Baby Bat: Adorable, soft, cuddly reading buddy

Stellaluna Storytelling Felt Set: Perfect literacy activity for telling/retelling story
sequence and identifying main characters and setting. This set includes enough
pieces to tell the story without leaving out important events.

Felt Board/Dry Erase Combo Board + Pen: Easy to slip into the bag and
lightweight for little hands to carry. Retell Stellaluna on one side; draw and write
on the other. Great tool for developing literacy!

Anatomy Felt Set: Included in this felt board activity is a small bat with wings
outstretched and anatomy vocabulary strips. Match the vocabulary strip to its
correct bat position.(A reproducible sheet is included for reinforcement and

Bat Brain Flip Chute Box: “The Bat Brain” comes with two sets of strips:
recognizing and naming colors plus counting insects and questions and
answers about bats. Just insert question-answer cards in the upper slot of the
flip chute, and the card flips as it shoots out the bottom. This manipulative
accommodates tactual learning needs but also creates an environment of
"anticipation" which helps to focus student learning.

Fact vs. Opinion Activity:  Two sorting containers are labeled “Fact” and
“Opinion.” Colorful bats have short statements written across their bodies.
Students decide which category the statement belongs to and put the bats in
the correct container. Bats can also be used for counting, naming colors, and
making patterns.

Sequencing Cards: Six labeled pictures of the Stellaluna story are to be put in
correct story sequence.

“Going Batty” File Folder Game: Children go from start to finish with challenges
along the way to make the board game more interesting. Roll a die and answer a
question from a stack of questions in order to progress in the game. Questions
are from the story and about bats. (Both books are used for questions.) Children
also get to practice counting as they vie for the cave finish. (directions included
with tokens and cards)

“Bats and Birds” File Folder Activity: A venn diagram of interlocking circles is
securely laminated in a colorful file folder. Cards with bird and bat
characteristics are read, and the children decide if the attribute is describing a
bird or bat. If the bird and bat share an attribute, the card goes in the center
circle. (directions included)

Bat Fruit Salad Lesson: Make a fruit salad with tropical fruits like Stellaluna liked
to eat. The objective is to help children understand how bats are important to
products we use every day. (from BCI’s Educator’s Activity Book)

Bat Legend: An Ojibwe legend of how the bat came to be.

Bat Poems (4) and Song (1): Instructional for better understanding bats and their

Bat Myths: “Blind as a bat.” Not so…

Science Activities: Four simple activities on hearing, echolocation, vibrations,
and sound waves.

Mother Bats and Their Young: Several photos are included with informative text
about mother bats and their young.

How to Make a Bat Cave: The corner of a classroom can be transformed into a
bat-cave learning environment. The activity discusses how to make the bat
cave, what to add to the bat cave, and optional motivational coupons to use for
entering the bat cave. Children can make a bat cave at home as well.

What a Nose: Reproducible activity about the different kind of bat noses

Bat Facts: Information sheet about bats

Daily Writing Activities: Multiple ideas for integrating writing into the bat study

Journal: Student journal included that can be taken apart easily and refilled

Laminated Parent Letter: Explains the value of working with their children at