What do you study on international bat day? Not baseball! Bats, the Chiropteran kind. These furry mammals make up 25% of the world’s mammalian diversity…Yes 25%! Crazy and yes, we had a lot of fun activities celebrating bats on this Toddler Tuesday. We sang and signed “b-a-t” to 3 blind mice:
Flies at night, flies at night
Scooping up all the bugs in flight,
Working real hard to the first morning light,
I’ve never seen such a glorious sight as
We looked at silhouettes of different sized bats…see how my tots measure up to the Malayan Flying Fox:
We took a field trip to see little brown bats that have nestled into our nuthatch boxes:
and then we stood on our heads and looked at their perspective on life. You know why they hang upside down don’t you? My toddlers do!
We ended the class with making these fabulous paper flying foxes. They actually flap their wings and hang upside down!
Have I ever told you that I love my job?