Friday, November 2, 2012

Playing with Spiders made me Smarter

First, we painted our letter S black. Then used a small piece of yarn dipped in white paint to make spiderwebs.

Every entomologists has this hang up: Spiders are NOT insects!! Insects have only 6 legs, spiders have 8!
8 legs just means MORE play-doh fun!

We practiced some color matching with bottle caps and pipe cleaners.

We crafted a spider catcher to place in our garden. It is a little hard to see in the picture. We found a Y shaped stick and tied another stick across the top to create a place for a spider to build its web. The catcher was then stuck into the ground and awaits a tenant!

I also made a printable to practice patterns.

Finally, an oldie but goodie! We made a hand print spider and placed it in a web near our front porch!

I hope you enjoyed all these spider-y activities!
And I know you're smarter already!


  1. Hopping over from Showcase Sunday.

    Fabulous post!

  2. My son loves spiders,too.Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Those are great spider activities. It is very creative to make a spider catcher.

  4. What fun spider activities!! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  5. What creative and fun spider activities! I like the playdoh spider. Thank you for linking up to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop this week!

  6. Fun! I'm freaked out by spiders, but I'm surethe boys would love this. :)

  7. What fun! Your pipe cleaner/lid spiders are so clever!

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,
    Beth =-)