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
Here's a list of my all-time favorite fire safety books. I hope they help you with your story time selections.
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.
A 3-page tip sheet of all sorts of activities and games you can use these cards for is included.
11 pages. Common Core State Standards: RF.K.1d, L.1.1a
This spider-alphabet matching game, is inexpensive to make, as they sell clip-on clothespins at The Dollar Store.
You can make just a copy for yourself and use it to review the basic 2D flat shapes with your students, or run off copies of the shapes and have students cut and glue them into a booklet of their own. To make mine sturdier, I used a trimmed file folder. Students cut the different "web window" shapes out, so that their pom pom spider, that's on the last page, pops though.