for Bat Day
students will explore perspective using their art work.
- Art mediums such as
crayons, markers, or paint.
- Wall space to display the
students' "Art for Bats".
- Discuss with students how
bats hang upside down when at rest.
- Tell them you are going to
create an art museum for bats.
- Allow the students to
create pictures of any scenes they would like.
Younger students may need some guidance, such as
"Draw your favorite place to play, draw a picture
of your family", etc.
- Once the art pieces are
complete, turn them upside down and display them in
the classroom or hallway. Discuss with students
how their pictures are from the correct perspective
when viewed by hanging bats. Entitle your art
exhibition "Art for Bats".
- See if visitors can
determine why your exhibit is for bats.
- For older students, you
may want to have them try to create their pictures
from an upside down perspective, instead of simply turning their picture
around once they are done.
- Create a whole class mural
of a bat cave or night sky on butcher paper.
Have the students create hanging or flying bats to be
placed on the mural.
- Have the students create
"Save the Bats" posters emphasizing the
facts about bats and what humans can do to protect
them. (Refer to the Social
Studies Lesson for further ideas.)