# Kindergarten Lesson on Spider Webs: Day 2 of a Week Long Unit, Includes Fine Motor Activity, Language Arts & Math

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## Materials and Preparation

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

## 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.”

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.