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Playdough activity ideas for children and adults Bat playdough, a great way to explore these nocturnal night time fliers.Through a combination of dough, paper straws, craft stems and scissors, model makers can recreate the framework that makes up a bat's wing structure and enables them flight!

Fun facts and books will help to demonstrate what they look like, 
how wings work and introduce these little insect eating natives during daylight hours!  Usborne book of Bats   

is a fun time of the year when bat's are brought into focus, sadly not always in the most positive way. is a valuable soucrce of information for promoting what goes on in the life of individuals, their colonies and what you can do to help protect them - aboutbats

Bat playdough activity
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Use the printables to raise awareness of bats, a creature young children might not know even exists. Use tracing, Dot-to-Dot line drawing on the paper printouts or if laminated, chalk pens are ideal at adding fine detail, roll ropes of playdough, cut differing lengths of paper drinking straws and crafts stems, securing the structures to the picture using 'joints' of ball rolled dough.

There are18 species living in and visiting the UK enjoy getting to know them:)

 Bat playdough mat printable 

 Batwing tracing, playdough mat  
 Bat gift labels

 Bat outline templates

Bat playdough mat outline printable
Bat wing tracing dot to dot playdough picture
Bat outline templates in different sizes
Bat label printable

Buy left and right handed children's safety scissors on
Buy black paper staws on
Buy Play-Doh on

Story books that help to explore Bats

Bobby the Brown Long-Eared Bat

Side by Side
a tale about friendship, nocturnal nightimes and daytime.

Snorey Time how dormice sleep through the winter just like hibernating Bats do!

Side by Side - day and night storytime
Snorey time storybook on


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Pink playdough
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 Black playdough
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