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Math
1. Spider web counting boards.
2. Get 4 strawberry baskets, a spinner, plastic spiders, and a piece of poster board.  Section
the board into 4 pieces.  Cut out 4 circles . . . glue 1 into each section of the board, and put the
spinner in the middle.  On two of the sections write "in" and glue a plastic spider in the middle
of the circle.   On
the other two sections write "out" and glue the spider next to the circle.  Kids spin the spinner
--- if it lands on "in", they can put one spider in their basket...if it lands on "out" they must take
one out.  Whoever gets 5 spiders in their basket first wins!!
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Science
1. Have your students each take a piece of black construction paper home. Their assignment is
to then spray it with hairspray, and then go hunting for the best-looking web on the street!
Once they have found a real spider web, instruct them to lay the piece of black paper on top if
the web. (It should then attach itself to the paper.) Bring them back to class for a terrific spider
web display! This could even make a great bulletin board for Halloween time or if you are
studying a unit on spiders!
2. Put cooked spaghetti and plastic spiders in the sensory bin
3. Place jars, 2 liter pop bottles, and other see through containers on the table with live spiders
inside with sticks and dirt. Add some bugs and watch the spiders eat them.
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Literacy
Art
Food
Get some large marshmellows, pretzel sticks, and eyes. Have them put them together like a
spider. Eat!
Objectives: Children will learn how
valuable spiders can be, what they eat,
where they live, body make-up.
Working on the number 8 and letters S