Whether you’re getting ready for a spider theme or planning some engaging Halloween activities for you kids, this spider babies fine motor activity is easy to set up and fun for kids. We did this as part of our spider theme lesson plans. The kids enjoyed that challenge, and they liked learning that many spider babies really are carried on their mother’s backs.
Materials for the Activity
Time to Play
After reading some nonfiction books about spiders and learning that spider moms carry their babies on their backs set this up as an invitation during independent play time or center activities. Kids can focus on strengthening fine motor skills by moving the babies.
If you’d like to extend the activity add in number cards or a number cube and have kids match the number of babies to the number.
You might also sort the spider babies by color and place only one certain color on the mat at a time.
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