One of the most popular activities during our spider theme was this spider play dough invitation to create. We combined the black play dough from our skeleton activity with some loose parts, and the kids spent a lot of time coming up with spider creations. This invitation will be staying out for another few weeks.
- black play dough
- plastic spider rings
- decorative straws cut into smaller pieces (Ours are from Joann Fabric and Craft Stores)
- googly eyes
- orange and black chenille stems (pipe cleaners) cut into 3 inch pieces
The toddlers here enjoyed poking all of the bits into the play dough…over and over again!
Lovey liked the spiderlings the best. She remembered from the nonfiction books that we read that mommy spiders carry their babies on their backs, so she spent a lot of time making sure her little spiderlings were well taken care of.
Spiders likes these ones could be found on our craft table almost daily over the past few weeks.
Looking for a little more spider play dough inspiration?
I love the DIY eyeballs Teach Preschool used in their play dough spider activity.
Love sparkle? Check out this sparkly spider web play dough from Twodaloo.
The Imagination Tree created play dough spiders to go along with the Itsy Bitsy Spider.
And Don’t Forget to Read Some Great Books About Spiders, Too!
A Full Week of Spider Lesson Plans