Bats Eat Bugs
This game will help children understand how bats use echolocation to catch insects.
Have all players stand in a large circle. Choose one child to be the bat and place a blindfold over her eyes. Choose five other children to be bugs inside the circle.
The bat moves around inside the circle calling out, “Bug, bug, where are you?” The bugs call back, “Here, here!” as if the sound was bouncing off of them back to the bat. When the bat hears the echo, she attempts to catch the bugs by tagging them. The bat may call as many times as she wishes. Each time the bugs must answer.
The last bug to be caught becomes the new bat.
Activity provided by:
Story County Conservation Board
Nature Boxes for Early Childhood Educators
56461 180th St.
Ames, IA 50010
Story County Conservation
Iowa Early Learning Standards:
8.2, 9.4, 10.4, 12.4, 14.3
Related Kindernature Resources:
- Bat Cupcakes
- Bat Echolocation Experiment
- Bat Finger Puppet
- Make a Bat
- Nature Tales: Nocturnal Animals
- Nighttime Animals Chant
- Wings in the Night