Are you looking for a fun, book-inspired Halloween activity? We love There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly and all of the different versions of the book. One of our favorites is the Halloween-themed There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat by Lucille Colando. In this spooktacular twist on the classic, the old lady swallowed everything from a cat to an owl to a bat. After reading this tale, we created this There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat Paper Plate Bat Craft.
How To Make A Paper Plate Bat Craft:
- Small Paper Plates – 2
- Black Paint
- Paint Brush
- Black Card Stock
- Googly Eyes
- White Crayon, Chalk, or Marker
- Paint both of the small paper plates with the black paint.
- After the paint dries, draw a zig-zag line down the center of one of the paper plates.
- Cut on the zig-zag line to cut the paper plate in two pieces.
- Glue one half of the paper plate to the other paper plate so the side that you cut is pointed down.
- Glue the other half of the paper plate to the paper plate so the side that you cut is pointed down.
- Cut two small triangles out of the black card stock and glue them on the top of the paper plate for the bat’s ears.
- Glue the two googly eyes in the center of the paper plate.
- Draw a mouth using the white crayon, chalk, or marker. You can also create a mouth out of card stock or construction paper.
Extend The Learning:
- Read There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly or another version of the book and have students compare and contrast the two books using a Venn Diagram.
- Create a sequence stick like the one that we made in There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books Sequence Stick and have students practice retelling the story in sequential order.
Your students will have a fun creating this easy-to-make Paper Plate Bat after reading the Halloween-themed There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat.