Weaving activities in preschool are a great way to build fine motor skills!

Today we read the book, “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle. This is one of my all time favorite books. Every time I read it aloud to a group of children, I have a captivated audience…

Introducing a Story

One of the best parts of this book is the web that is being formed throughout the book. The children love to feel it – and so do I…

Spider Exploration

We spent the entire day exploring spiders starting with this fun little spider chart I made on my computer.  I just used spider clip art off of the web and created my own little poster. The bottom says…

1. Spiders have 8 legs

2. Spiders eat mostly insects that fly.

3. Spiders catch insects in their sticky web.

Preparing their Spider Webs

Then we made our very own spiderwebs…

I let the children choose the color of yarn they would like to use for weaving their webs…

These are Styrofoam plates with little triangle cut outs around the edges to help hold the yarn in place…

Making their Spider Webs

Most of our children wanted to use multiple colors of yarn, so we just kept tying on new colors of yarn to the ends of their yarn pieces and let the children keep on weaving as long as they wished…

Every Creation is Unique

When they were happy with their webs, we let them add a spider to the end of the last string. The spider dangled down from the webs. Our pre-k children got the weaving concept down easily. Our threes found the weaving more challenging, but their webs turned out just as fun and they loved the process since we kept the weaving process open to their interpretation…

Don’t you just love these webs?

You may be wondering how we managed to keep our yarn all organized with such a process so tomorrow, I am going to introduce to you our amazing yarn machine:)  You will love it!

Links to Grow On…

Don’t Get Caught in the Spider Web Game from Teach Preschool

Itsy Bitsy Spider Day in Preschool from Teach Preschool

More Spider Fun found here on Teach Preschool Pinterest