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Day Two of the Spider Unit - All About Spider Webs

written by: ARobin • edited by: Laurie Patsalides • updated: 8/8/2012

In this second installment of the five-part series, your kindergarten class will learn about spider webs and participate in a fine motor art activity, practice math and language skills and have an overall great time while learning.

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    Materials and Preparation

    Spider web. To be able to present this lesson plan in its fullest capacity, you should collect the following items prior to the start of class:

    • Reproducible picture of a spider web
    • Bug stickers
    • Black construction paper
    • Yarn cut into at least 4" pieces
    • Washable white paint
    • Note cards
    • Scrap pieces of yarn
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    Circle Time Discussion

    • Review spider web information.
    • Place a picture of the spider web somewhere in the circle time area.
    • As the children come to the circle time area, have them try to find the hidden spider web.
    • Once it is found, have the children sit around it.
    • Ask: "If you found a spider in the web, what should you do?"
    • While sitting around the web, place bug stickers on the floor.
    • Have the children choose a bug sticker and stick it onto the spider web.
    • Explain: "That is how spiders help the earth."
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    Art Activity - Make String Webs

    • Provide each child with a black piece of construction paper and a small amount of white paint.
    • Give each child a piece of yarn at least 4" long.
    • Instruct the children to dip yarn into the paint and sweep the string in a back and forth motion, creating a web design.
    • Before the paint dries, sprinkle glitter over the web.
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    Math Skills

    • On note cards, draw a series of shapes, give each child at least five cards each.
    • Instruct the students to trace each shape with liquid glue.
    • Children should cover the glue with yarn.
    • Allow to dry.
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    Language Skills

    • Ask the children to describe a spider. Record descriptive words on a chart.
    • Note - Answers will be used for a project in tomorrow's lesson, so be sure to save the words!
    • If possible, have a live tarantula in a jar for the children to closely examine. Ask children to describe its looks, movement and its size.
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    Suggested Reading

    • Be Nice To Spiders by Margaret Graham
    • The Lady And The Spider by Faith McNulty