Make these sparkling webs after you read The Very Busy Spider. I mixed Elmer's glue with white paint. A black construction paper circle is placed in a metal cake pan. A dollop of the paint-glue is put in the middle and a marble is placed on top. Students manuever the pan to "spin" a web. When they are happy with the results, they sprinkle opalescent or silver glitter on their creation. I've included a colored web with the poem on it.
Before reading The Very Busy Spider, grab your students' attention with this awesome spider cutting "craftivity" and review symmetry at the same time.
This packet is filled with all sorts of interesting writing activities with a spider theme.
Your students will enjoy making "Inky" the spider slider. Use him as a review, or whole-group assess by calling out a shape and having students hold up Inky when they slide to it. Colors can also be reinforced, as well as spatial directions: Put your spider slider in your right hand; put Inky above your head, under your arm etc.
This is a quick and easy autumn "craftivity" with awesome results. Completed projects make a wonderful fall bulletin board. Students sharpen old peeled crayons and sprinkle the shavings on one of 7 bare tree templates. An adult presses a warm iron on top of a sheet of waxed paper that covers the child's creation. The shavings blend to make more colors. For a bit of pizzazz, mount on black construction paper. This craftivity will be FREE for an entire year, after which time it will be up-dated and placed in Diane's Dollar Deals in my TpT shop.
14 different number strip puzzles with a Columbus theme. Each set includes counting from 1-10, counting backwards from 10 to 1 and skip counting by 10's to 100. Print, laminate and trim. Keep each puzzle in its own Baggie. These make a nice independent math center, or run them off and give each child a choice of one to cut and put on their own template, to later take home to further reinforce number sequencing. Choose 3 or 4 and make a puzzle "Flip & Find" booklet.
A fun way to practice patterning, is by making a paper chain. This is a quick, easy and fun "craftivity" for Columbus Day.