As a child progresses from counting by rote to linking number words that they say with actual numbers and math concepts it's time to get hands-on with some fun math activities. For this week's Virtual Book Club for Kids theme of Bats, we've got some number fun with our cute bats to work on number recognition and counting using number lines.
Virtual Book Club for Kids Featured Book
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Bat Number Line Games Materials
Bat Number Line Printable - download for FREE when you join our Book Basked Activities Newsletter or Purchase a copy
You can either purchase our Bat Number Lines Resource or join our Book Based Activities Newsletter and receive it for free. Once you have a copy download and Printout your Bats and then cut out. You may want to laminate so they will last longer, but this time I printed out on a stronger card.
Bat Number Lines - Game 1 - Dice Game
Using a large dice that is easy for toddler to roll get them to roll the dice.
Count the number of dots on the dice.
Then find the matching bat.
Repeat and form a number line - if the same number is rolled again you can either take away the bat or miss a turn.
Extension - Print out two sets and see who can finish their number lines first taking turns to roll the dice.
Bat Number Lines - Game 2 - Ordering the numbers
Using either a clothesline and pegs or masking tape place the bats in order hanging around.
If you would like to make it more authentic take a large sheet of grey paper and create a bat cave for them to hang in.
More Bat Themed Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Check out these fun ideas from the Virtual Book Club for Kids Team for more Bat Themed fun based on this week's featured book Stellaluna.
Bat Number Line Games - You Are Here
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