Not so spooky spiders

Ghosts and monsters and spiders, oh my!  A fun, and not so spooky, way to celebrate Halloween in preschool is by exploring all the fun and silliness that comes along with this holiday.  Over the past few years, we have had a lot of fun learning about spiders at Halloween.  Today I’m going to share our favorite ways to learn about spiders in a not so spooky way…

Not so spooky spiders by Teach Preschool

One way to introduce spiders is through literature.  One of our favorite spider books is “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle, which investigates how a spider spins its web.  Then we let the children take a turn weaving up webs of their own

Not so spooky spiders by Teach Preschool

Another exciting way to explore a spider’s web is to create a giant size one with rope or string!  Then let the children navigate their way through it, trying not to tangled.  You can do this in your classroom or outside

Not so spooky spiders by Teach Preschool

This super duper spiderweb game  can be played on the magnet board…

Not so spooky spiders by Teach Preschool

These simple spiders are fun to create and make for really cute Halloween decorations…

Not so spooky spiders by Teach Preschool

We also love creating our own spiders out of playdough

Not so spooky spiders by Teach Preschool

And for several more fun and not so spooky spider ideas, check out our Itsy Bitsy Spider day in preschool

Not so spooky spiders by Teach Preschool

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By |2013-10-09T06:00:20+00:00October 9th, 2013|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. JDaniel4's Mom October 9, 2013 at 9:38 am - Reply

    I love that the spiders are not super scary! The activities look like a lot of fun!

  2. Pinkoddy October 13, 2013 at 3:46 am - Reply

    Loving your spider round up – have pinned it to my spider board

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