LITERACY: SPIDER RHYMES
Ready to work on identifying rhyming words? Prep this simple idea and have fun adding flies to your web!
Draw a spider web on a large sheet of paper. Sketch flies on small paper squares ( I love bright AstorBrights Paper) and write rhyming pairs and non-rhyming word pairs on each. Have your child pick a fly card. Read them the words on the card and have them tell you if they rhyme or not. If they do rhyme add the card to the spider web!
MATH: ROLL & STACK SPIDER RINGS
This spider themed math activity is so FUN, great for working on counting skills, and perfect simple fine motor practice! For this one roll a ball of play dough and stick a straw out of it. Give your child a die or two dice and a bowl of spider rings. Have them roll and add that many spider rings to the straw.
SCISSOR SKILLS: SPIDER LINES
If your child is starting to work on scissor skills creating simple cutting strips like this can be one engaging way to practice!
HOW TO: Cut long strips of paper. On each strip draw a different style line from left to right (straight, zig-zag, wavy). At the end of the line draw a spider web. Make a simple spider drawing and tape it to your child’s scissor tips. Have your child pick a strip and cut to the web.
CRAFT: LOOFAH SPIDERS
Time to make a spider craft! Dip a loofah in paint and dab it onto a sheet of paper. Let the paint dry then glue googly eyes to your loofah dot print. Use a Sharpie to draw 4 spider legs on each side of the print.
SCIENCE: DANCING SPIDERS
Have you ever tried this simple dancing dry erase picture activity? If not, put this spider themed activity on your must try list!
Grab a clear or white flat dish like a pie pan. Draw spider shapes on the bottom of the dish with a new EXPO dry erase marker. Slowly pour water close to the dry erase spider shape edges and observe what happens. Are they floating?!
EMOTIONS: SPIDER FEELINGS
Draw a large spider on a sheet of paper or use the linked free mat below. Laminate the paper or place it in a dry erase pouch. Set it out with googly eyes and play dough. Invite your child to make different feeling faces. Chat about different feelings and when they might feel that way.
Related: EMOTION THEMED ACTIVITIES
MOVE YOUR BODY!
Ready to move and sing? This fun spider themed song by The Kiboomers is perfect for preschoolers. Play it below and watch as your little giggles and sings!
Related: FALL SONGS FOR KIDS
Although I am not a fan of real spiders I can’t wait to learn and play alongside my littles with all these spider themed ideas!
I love pulling out spider activities in October when it gets close to Halloween. This is a great fall theme for those that want some spooky fun without all the holiday chatter. Click below to grab your FREE SPIDER ACTIVITIES PLAN and let me know if you have any questions.
Do you have a little one at home who loves spider themed activities? If you are in search of some printable spider activities I have a set that is perfect for preschool/pre-k aged kids!
CHECK OUT MY PRE-K SPIDER THEMED CENTERS AND ACTIVITIES PACK! This resource is packed full of math and literacy centers, just print printables, and hands-on construction themed ideas for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten! Lots of spider fun for your preschool/pre-k kiddo!