In my search for Halloween-themed picture books, I came across this stunning bat series written and illustrated by Brian Lies.
- There are lots of great Bat Crafts that can be done with all ages.
- Learn some Facts about Bats.
- Practice identifying poetic sound devices from the book.
- Create poems (fictional or factual) about bats.
- Plan a trip (or write about a trip already taken) to a baseball game, a library, or beach. Then write about the experience in poetic, narrative, or journal form.
- Students can image they are a bat in one of the books. Then, they might create a journal entry or draw a picture about their experience.
- Create a new product that could be marketed at the baseball game, library, or beach that is geared for bats. See examples in the book, such as Cricket Jack and bug-mallows.
- Check out the author Brian Lies Website. He has some bat activities and teacher guides for some of the books.
- Check the ideas in the links Links to Units and Activities throughout the Web and Links for Bat Activities ABKL Designs.