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.
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Materials for the Activity
- Free Spider Babies Fine Motor Mat (link below)
- Jumbo Tweezers
- Plastic Toy Spiders
- Books About Spiders (optional)
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.
More Spider Fun
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Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
Learn some facts about real spiders and use toy spiders to learn math, literacy and science concepts in this full lesson plan pack for preschool. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:
The full 31-page Spider Theme Lesson Plan Pack also includes:
- My Spider Emergent Reader
- Spider Babies Fine Motor Activity Mat
- Spider Patterning Task Cards
- Spider Roll and Add Counting Game
- Spider Letter Building Mat
- Itsy Bitsy Spider Story Sequencing Pieces
- Spider Calendar (or general number) Cards
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