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Preschool and Kindergarten Spiders Activities and Crafts

Spiders preschool and kindergarten activities, crafts, and printables

Spider Crafts, Science Lessons, Activities, Games, and Printables for Preschool and Kindergarten. SPECTACULAR SPIDERS. Spiders are much more than just small, eight-legged, eight-eyed creatures that spin webs. Did you know that some spiders don't even spin webs? Learn about spiders, play spider games, learn with spider activities and lessons, sing a spider song, eat a "spider" snack, and create a spider craft. The Little Miss Muffet rhyme and activities, the itsy bitsy spider, and of course, Halloween, are a great time to learn about this very helpful creature.

Samples of our more than 70 preschool and kindergarten spider crafts and activities, Little Miss Muffet activities and crafts available in our KidsSoup Resource Library:

Crafts

 
Spider Bracelet
 
Little Miss Muffet Puppet
 
Tangling Spider Game

Activities and Lessons

 
Spiders Activities
 
Little Miss Muffet Felt Story Puppet
 
Spider Web Activities

Math

 
Spiders Math Concepts
 
How Many Spiders? Counting
 
Spiders on the Web Counting Booklet

Science and Exploration

 
Spider Life Cycle Sequencing Cards
 
Insect or Spider Sorting Game
 
Spider Facts

Games

 
Spider Race
 
Spider Shape Matching
 
Spiders ABC Folder Game (Part 1)

Booklets and Other

 
Spider Life Cycle Booklet
 
Little Miss Muffet Booklet
 
Letter S, Silly Spider Booklet

Worksheets

 
Less/More Spiders Worksheet
 
Tarantula Coloring Page
 
Spider Finish Picture
Free Spider Crafts, Miss Muffet Crafts, Activities, and Printables
Spiders! Scary or Nice?

Language activity

Tell a riddle:
I am an animal;
I have eight legs;
I cannot fly,
but I can spin a web.
Who am I?

Spider Craft Cut an egg carton into little cup sections. Paint egg carton cup with black paint. Let it dry. Using an awl or screwdriver, make eight holes in the bottom edge of the egg carton cup for the spider's leg. Cut some chenille stems into small pieces. Push a chenille stem in one side of the cup and out the opposite side and bend the leg. Repeat to make the other legs. Glue a pom-pom on top of egg carton cup. Glue on wiggle eyes.

spider craft spider connect the dots printable itsy bitsy spider printable spider coloring page  
Spider Craft and Activities
 

 

Spider and Little Miss Muffet Rhyme and Spider Book Suggestion:

Recite the "Little Miss Muffet" rhyme with felt puppets:

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet,

eating her curds and whey.

Along came a spider,

who sat down beside her,

and frightened Miss Muffet away.

Ask children about their experiences with spiders. Do they like them or not? Look at different pictures of spiders. Discuss how spiders look, what they do, and why children are or are not afraid of them. Explain that spiders have eight eyes but cannot see very well. Most of them are very small and not dangerous. They help us by eating insects that we may not want to have around.

Science: Go outside to find a spider web. Look at different pictures of spiders. Spiders are not insects. Spiders are arachnids. Insects have three body parts and six legs, whereas spiders have eight legs and two body parts, the abdomen and the thorax. Most insects have wings but spiders don't.

Spiders Rhymes and Songs

Spiders 
By Janet Bruno
Spiderlings hatch from eggs.
Each one has eight tiny legs.
A spider has more eyes than you.
Most have eight, you have two.
A spider has two body parts.
Across its web it quickly darts.
From a spider's spinnerets
Sticky spider silky jets.
Spiders feel the frantic tugs,
Of their favorite food: it's bugs!

Bugs in Spiderweb Rhyme and Circle Game

Children sit in a circle. Hold the end of a ball of white yarn in your hand. Hand the ball of yarn to a child and call out the name of a child that sits slightly accross from you. The child with the yarn needs to walk to the child by letting out yarn as he/she goes. The child hands the ball of yarn to the child and sits down on the child's seat holding on to the yarn. Call out the name of another child that sits across from the child. Repeat. When the spider web is finished and all children are holding on to the web, let children place the web on the floor. 

Spin, spin, spin a web,
Round and round we go.
Up and down and all around,
Weaving to and fro!

Recite the rhyme and choose one child to start and call in a friend at the appropriate time. When four children are crawling around the web, choose a fifth child to be the spider, who then crawls in and eats them up. 

Four LIttle Bugs 
One little bug went out to play,
On a spider’s web one day.
He had ever so much fun,
He called for another bug to come.

Two little bugs went out to play,
On a spider’s web one day.
They had ever so much fun,
They called for another bug to come.

Three little bugs went out to play,
On a spider’s web one day.
They had ever so much fun,
They called for another bug to come.

Four little bugs went out to play,
On a spider’s web one day.
They got stuck, all in a bunch.
And along came spider, in time for lunch!
                                    Jean Warren

More great spider rhymes and songs from Jean Warren.

Music and Movement:

Sing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" with movements.

The itsy, bitsy spider,
climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain
and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun
and dried up all the rain,
So the itsy, bitsy spider
went up the spout again.

Listen to the song and view a cute animation.

Have a child walk around quietly like a spider to some music. The rest of the class has their eyes closed and heads down. When the music stops, the spider hides somewhere close. Choose a child to walk around to see if she/he sees a spider moving.

 

 

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