Not so spooky spiders

by Courtney Floyd on October 9, 2013

in Discover and Explore, Halloween Linky

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Ghosts and monsters and spiders, oh my!  A fun, and not so spooky, way to celebrate Halloween in preschool is by exploring all the fun and silliness that comes along with this holiday.  Over the past few years, we have had a lot of fun learning about spiders at Halloween.  Today I’m going to share our favorite ways to learn about spiders in a not so spooky way…

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One way to introduce spiders is through literature.  One of our favorite spider books is “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle, which investigates how a spider spins its web.  Then we let the children take a turn weaving up webs of their own

Not so spooky spiders by Teach Preschool

Another exciting way to explore a spider’s web is to create a giant size one with rope or string!  Then let the children navigate their way through it, trying not to tangled.  You can do this in your classroom or outside

Not so spooky spiders by Teach Preschool

This super duper spiderweb game  can be played on the magnet board…

Not so spooky spiders by Teach Preschool

These simple spiders are fun to create and make for really cute Halloween decorations…

Not so spooky spiders by Teach Preschool

We also love creating our own spiders out of playdough

Not so spooky spiders by Teach Preschool

And for several more fun and not so spooky spider ideas, check out our Itsy Bitsy Spider day in preschool

Not so spooky spiders by Teach Preschool

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1 JDaniel4's Mom October 9, 2013 at 9:38 am

I love that the spiders are not super scary! The activities look like a lot of fun!

2 Pinkoddy October 13, 2013 at 3:46 am

Loving your spider round up – have pinned it to my spider board

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