Teaching kids about Nocturnal animals is not only fun but can help teach the concept in an easy way. This includes counting, sorting and of course nocturnal animals. Before you begin the preschool theme on nocturnal animals, you should introduce some basic vocabulary words to your children. Introduce them the names of nocturnal animals eg. bats, owls, racoon, badgers etc.
1. Monday Activity: Nocturnal and Diurnal Animals Sorting Activity with Flash cards
Explain the following terms Nocturnal and Diurnal to kids through flash cards or pictures. Nocturnal animal is an animal that is most active during the night. Diurnal animal is an animal that is most active during the daylight. Ask your child to sort out the nocturnal and diurnal animals.
2. Tuesday Activity: DIY Owl Craft activity:
Whooo-whooo. This DIY owl craft is a simple and fun for kids.
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3. Wednesday Activity: How do bats fly in the dark?
Bats are interesting creatures. They’re nocturnal animals that use echolocation to find their way around in the dark. Don’t miss out our Junior Scientist Session on ‘Tell me How’-Bold Bats’ where kids will learn about how bats can see and fly at night through a fun craft activity. Register here www.proeves.com/register
4. Thursday Activity: Fun facts about Nocturnal Animals
Fun facts can make learning interesting for kids.
Narrate some interesting fun facts on bats and owls. Eg.
1. For Owls to focus on sounds and locate their prey, they have large facial disk and a particular position of their ears.
2. Badgers live in sets under the ground and come out at night. They have very poor eyesight and a very good sense of smell and hearing.
3. There are over 1000 different bat species. Bats are the only mammals that can fly. Bats can live more than 30 years and can fly at speeds of up to 60 mph.
5. Friday: Story Telling Activity on Nocturnal Animals.
Stories are a great way for children to learn about nocturnal animals. Here are a list of story books on bats that are fun to read.