Free Life Cycle of a Bat Worksheet for Kids
Let’s find out all about the friendly bat with our free life cycle of a bat worksheet.
In these 8-page life cycle worksheets all about the bat, you will find a life cycle of a bat, an information report, opinion writing, bat research, and more.
These are perfect for 2nd – 4th-grade students. But can be adapted for younger or older students.
This is a no-preparation download, so if you have left it until the last minute (like I normally do!) this will be perfect for the kids at home or school.
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Bats Life Cycle
The kids are going to love our free bat life cycle worksheet. You are going to love it too, especially as you probably have all of the supplies needed already!
- cardstock (printer paper will also work)
- coloring pens
- paper cutter or scissors
- brass fasteners
What’s included in the download?
Print out the bat worksheets below, they will print out on 9 full pages. Make sure to check the printer settings.
This free printable bat lifecycle is free to print but is for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.
- Research information about bats plus find 8 interesting facts about them.
- Opinion writing.
- Bat fact sheet, use the internet and books to learn more about them.
- Research the 4 main stages of the bat’s life.
- Color and label the parts of a bat.
- Color and label the different cycles of the bat.
- Bat foldable craft, color, cut, stick, and fold the 4 main life stages.
- Bat life cycle spinning wheel craft.
The first worksheet is a planning sheet where the children have to find out about bats. What their appearance is, their habitat and diet, movement, and any interesting facts.
Interesting Facts about Bats
- Bats can live almost everywhere in the world, except the deserts, and the polar regions.
- There are over 1000 different species of bats.
- Bats don’t really have predators, they normally die from diseases.
- Bats help pollinate over 300 varieties of fruit.
- Bats are the only flying mammal.
- Some bats can fly up to 100 miles per hour.
- Bats can live up to 40 years.
- Bats consume half of their body weight in insects each night.
- Bats are not blind, but they do rely on echolocation (using sound waves).
These are just ideas, let the children come up with their own answers.
I love this opinion writing worksheet. Which do you like better a bee or a butterfly? You will also enjoy our free life cycle of a butterfly worksheets.
The children will need access to the internet to complete the information about bats. They need to find:
- In what countries can you find bats in their natural habitat?
- How long do bats live? In the wild, and in captivity
- How many babies do they typically have?
- The type of birth, is it egg or live?
- What food do bats eat? How do they get their food?
- What is the population of bats? What is their biggest threat?
We also use the book Life Cycles for our studies and they have 2 pages for the bat. We also love to use this life cycle kit.
Research the different stages of a bat’s life cycle.
The next two pages involve labeling and coloring the bat.
Label the parts of a bat, feet, eyes, wings, nose, body, and ears. Then color in the bat.
On the next page, the children have to color the different stages of the bat’s life, and then label which is which.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to grab all 8 free life cycle of a bat worksheets.
The first page is a fun bat craft that involves coloring, folding, cutting, and gluing.
I recommend coloring the images in first, but if you are working with much younger children then you might want to cut them in advance.
Cut up the bat craft, younger children may need some help.
Sort the images into the correct order and glue them under the night sky. When you have glued the pictures you need to fold them along the dotted lines.
The next bat craft is the life cycle of a bat spinner wheel.
Cut out the two circles, and make sure on the bat life cycle image you cut out the blank quarter.
Place the bat life cycle image with the quarter cut out on top of the other image and add a brass fastener to the middle.
Younger children will also enjoy our bat handprint template.
The best books about bats for kids
The kids are going to love these bat books too:
- All about bats
- National Geographic bats
- Bats at the beach is a great read aloud
Download bat life cycle worksheets
If you are running short on time you can download ALL of our 19 life cycles for a small fee here. There are 165 pages over 19 different life cycles, including this one.
Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)
Last Updated on 5 June 2023 by homeschoolof1