I will admit, spiders and bats, along with other creepy crawlers and fliers, creep me out just a bit. Maybe a lot a bit! Funny thing, though, I still enjoy using these creatures as a theme in my classroom before Halloween. Students seem to LOVE spider and bat activities in Kindergarten.
Spider & Bat Activities
Spider and Bat activities are an easy way to incorporate Halloween in your classroom without actually incorporating Halloween. I know some districts prevent teachers from using the actual theme of Halloween in the classroom, but spiders & bats are super close!
The following are amazing activities for your Kindergarten class, whether you’re teaching in the classroom or virtually.
This printable is helpful for introducing or practicing positional text! You can get this in our Free Printable Vault here!
Letter Matching Web Craft
This is not just your average abc matching activity. Kids will strengthen fine motor skills while matching upper and lowercase letters.
Parts Of A Bat Anchor Chart
Teaching the various parts of a bat can be done in anyway, but this anchor chart is my favorite!
A Fun Treat
How cute are these treats?? If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, these are a MUST! My students LOVE them!
Whether you are teaching in the classroom or virtually, Boom Cards are the new way of hands on, engaging learning! We have a super fun new set for Spider & Bat Week!
This game is full of fun, whimsical bat and spiders but is also chalked full of informative text! This Boom Deck covers parts of spiders & bats, what they eat, their homes, characteristics and more!
More Spider & Bat Activities
Kids can count spiders with free emergent readers. They can also color them! These are from Early Learning Ideas.
Kids can practice spelling their names with this cute Spider Web Name Craft! from Pocket Full Of Preschool
Primary Theme Park shares a whole unit for Spiders, but my favorite part is the Spider Toilet Paper Roll Craft that is too cute!!
Do you read The Very Busy Spider to your students? This printable set from Teaching Mama is a great activity that accompanies this book!
A Dab of Glue Will Do shares another fabulous activity, this time it’s a fine motor & ABC Bat activity!
Another fun math activity are these Before & After Number Mats from Frogs and Fairies!
Messy Little Monsters helps kids practice shapes with these bat crafts!
Another fabulous emergent reader is this one is about bats and helps with counting!
If you want more fall & pumpkin ideas, check out my favorites here!