Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Spider Lesson Plan for Preschool (Includes links to FREE printables and instructions)


     This is SPIDER WEEK!  I have been so excited for Spider Week since it is a great way to wrap up Charlotte's Web, which we finished reading a few days ago. And it is a perfect transition into my Halloween curriculum for October.

Below is a general layout of my Spider Unit curriculum for preschoolers.

PICTURE BOOKS:
- The Itsy Bitsy Spider (One of my favorites to sing instead of just read!)
- Little Miss Muffet Counts to Ten

EDUCATIONAL BOOKS:

WORKSHEETS:
- MAKE YOUR OWN SPIDER STORY/SONG
  ^^^I created this printable because I felt the unit study needed an assignment that encourages creativity.  It occurred to me that most preschoolers are familiar with the song "The Itsy Bitsy Spider."  This printable allows for young children to fill in their own ideas and create their own version of the song. Your child can dictate their ideas to you, and it does not need to rhyme or make sense. That's part of the fun! Don't forget to sing it out loud for your students. ;) Enjoy!
SPIDER SNACK (Ritz Crackers, Peanut Butter, Pretzel Sticks, & Raisins)














ART/CRAFT PROJECTS:

VIDEOS:
- Netflix --- Scholastic Storybook Treasures: Amazing Animals (Includes Diary of a Spider)

GAMES/ACTIVITIES:
- Make a web from yarn (Cooperation & Self Worth) You need multiple participants for this one.
- Spider Ring Game (Math & Probability)
- Spider Web Walking (Coordination & Balance)
*Great link to a blog with 30 Spider Activities for Kids