October is international bat month so we went a little batty yesterday. We sang songs, played games and looked at bat anatomy inside and out! We even dressed up like bats:
We talked about the differences between birds and bats. Did you know that bats do not have a keeled sternum like birds and therefore lack muscles to jump off the ground into flight. They have to drop into flight; hence the hanging upside down behavior!
The 10 am class read Janell Cannon’s famous Stellaluna but I learned it was a little bit too long for some of my little attention spans, so for the second group we read Bats at the Library by Brian Lies:
We made bats for our craft:
Once the glue dries they hang upside down from their string. Too cute for words!