Have a Spider Party in Kindergarten: Activities & the Final Lesson in a Week Long Unit

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This is the final addition to the spider portion of the series of kindergarten harvest lesson plans. To celebrate the knowledge of spiders, a simple party will be hosted today that will allow the children to chance to break the piñata made in the previous lesson.

Here are the things that are needed for today’s lesson:

Baked sugar cookies (one for each child)

Black icing


Poster board

Strip of black construction paper


Stick (for piñata)

Circle Time Discussion

Review spider facts.

Plan a spider party- use the circle time area for breaking the piñata.

Sit children at a safe distance away from the piñata.

Blind fold one child at a time and allow them one swing at the piñata.

(hint: start out with the smallest children first since they will more than likely not be strong enough to break the piñata at first swing)

Play energetic children’s music while the children are taking turns trying to break the spider piñata.


This art project will be eaten as soon as it is put together. Please be sure that the children wash their hands before working with food.

Provide each child with a baked sugar cookie, black icing and a toothpick.

Instruct the children to decorate the cookie by dipping the toothpick into the icing. Children should decorate the cookie as a web or as a spider.

Math Skills

Play the spider count game from the previous lesson.

Language Skills

Pin The Leg On The Spider

On the poster board, draw a spider and put 7 legs on it, leaving an open space for the eighth leg.

Adhere double sided tape to the end of the spider leg so that it will stick where ever it is placed.

Blind fold one child ad a time and instruct the onlooking children to direct the blindfolded child by using directional concepts. “Go up, down, left, right,etc.”

Teacher Notes

If time allows, pop popcorn and watch the full length movie of Charlotte’s Web, which is an hour and a half in length.

This post is part of the series: Kindergarten Harvest Lesoon Plans: Spiders

This is the first of a series of spider lesson plans created for the kindergarten classroom.

  1. Day One of a Week Long Spider Unit for Kindergarteners
  2. Day Two of the Spider Unit - All About Spider Webs
  3. “A Very Busy Spider” Lesson - Day 3 of a Week Long Spider Theme
  4. Kindergarten Week Long Spider Unit: Day Four - Make a Pinata
  5. Have a Spider Party! Day Five of a Week-Long Kindergarten Unit