How would you love spiders crawling all over your classroom walls this fall? I’ve webbed together science, language arts, and art in this creepy flippable spider craft. It is also a perfect alternative to the “no Halloween” rule in many classrooms. If your curriculum covers spiders in October, this spider activity would make an interactive addition to your spider units.
Add hands-on fun to your spider unit with our interactive spider life cycle and anatomy labeling activities. We know that students’ abilities vary so we offer these activities differentiated.
We offer several science/ELA activities that include listing different types of spiders, a CHA section, a KWL section, and a group activity to list verbs or adverbs in the spider’s legs. Cut, glue, and stack all these adorable activities to make the abdomen flippable! See the picture above. Plus the writing section is offered in an editable format (in addition to our own prompts) so you can cover prompts specific to your units and students’ needs.
I’ve incorporated drawing into the activity, because the art teacher in me knows all kids love to draw! Plus, drawing is one of the highest forms of creation, which is a nod to Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Fun Language Arts activities include three writing prompts. There is also a writing prompt that connects to literature. Students can either choose to draw or write about their favorite part of a spider picture book, which offers differentiation for all levels of writers.
My childhood favorite happens to be Be Nice to Spiders. I still have my original copy!
Once the kids are finished with these Spider Activities, these flippable crafts make an incredible bulletin board display!
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