This quick, easy & fun doorknob dangler was inspired by Eric Carle's "The Very Busy Spider".
After reading Eric Carle's The Very Busy Spider, have each student fill out the student page. Collect and collate into a class book. To add extra pizzazz, print off 2 copies of your class's school photo, and cut your students' heads into ovals. Glue a set to the webs on the cover (You can leave them as kids or turn them into spiders with a black marker) and include a photo of yourself in the top web. Have students glue their photo to the spider on their page.
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.
Cover LOTS of Common Core State Standards with these grammar cards. Put them in a pocket chart or on your whiteboard and read the sentences together as a whole group. For added fun make a spider pointer with the spider pattern, glue it to a Popsicle stick and use it to point to the words as you read them.
This packet is filled with all sorts of interesting writing activities with a spider theme.
Here's a list of my all-time favorite spider books. Do you have one that's not on the list? I'd love to hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Spin a Web is a fun way for your students to practice math skills. Children choose a partner and take turns rolling a dice. Whatever number they roll, they color in that many sections of their spider web.