“Stellaluna” by Janell Cannon and Stick Puppet

Weekly Trip to the Library

Bats don’t have to be scary as they are often portrayed for Halloween. The endearing book, “Stellaluna” helps children see fruit bats as harmless and beloved creatures.

Stellaluna, is a young fruit bat who gets lost and can’t find her mother. Not knowing how to get home, Stellaluna is befriended by a family of birds, and she soon grows close to the hatchlings as if they’re her siblings; however, even if Stellaluna can fly like a bird, it becomes increasingly obvious that she’s a different sort of critter with different ways of doing things.

After reading “Stellaluna” make a Bat Stick Puppet. I can’t find the original link to the puppet craft so I just printed the photo included below.

You Will Need:

Print out of bat template
Jumbo Craft Stick
Google eyes

What to Do:

1. After printing the bat puppet template above allow the kids to color the bat and wings.

2. Cut out the bat and wings and paste the body pieces to a craft stick.

3. Glue the wings to the back of the bat.

4. Glue the google eyes to the puppet.

You can purchase your own copy of Stellaluna by clicking the links provided in this article.

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