1-2-3 Come Do Some Spider Stuff With Me!
Even though I am absolutely creeped out by spiders, I LOVED teaching our spider unit to my Y5's. These spiders were cute and not creepy. The reason I hate real ones, is a huge pine spider dropped from the ceiling onto my shoulder, when I was lying on a cot at our cottage. I was only 5, but I still remember it. Yikes!
Anything I design with shapes seems to be downloaded quite often, so I decided to whip together some 2D flat shape activities, featuring some sweet spiders.
These lessons are quite versatile. Use them for independent math centers, table top lessons, a Daily 5 option, review, game, or even a whole-group assessment!
Inky is a quick and easy "craftivity." Students trace, cut and glue their spider slider together. Add some wiggle eyes for extra pizzazz and have students trace and color the shapes. Cut slits and insert the shape slider.
Teacher calls out a shape and children slide their strip up and down 'til they locate Inky's "tongue." If you want to whole-group assess, have students show you their answer.
Click on the link to view/download the spider slider shape craftivity.
Peek-A-Eek is another "craftivity" that you can simply make for yourself and share as a read-aloud to review the basic 2D-flat shapes.
I used a file folder to make my easy-reader sturdier.
If you want your kiddo's to have their own, simply trim some folders and have them glue the cover (circle web page) to the front, and the hexagon web page to the inside.
Make a fluffy spider, by gluing a black pom pom to the center of the hexagon shape. This is the last page.
Trim and assemble the rest of the pages. Cut the "web window" shapes out so that the spider will peek through all of the pages. Click on the link to view/download Peek-A-Eek the spider shape booklet.
Spin A Spider is also quick and easy. Your little ones will enjoy taking turns spinning. Whatever shape they spin, they color or bingo dot the matching spider on their web.
I've included spider cards with the shapes as well as the shape words on them. Laminate and trim into puzzles.
Besides putting together a puzzle, use the cards for a Memory Match, or "I Have; Who Has?" game. There's also a "Match the spider shape to the shape word" activity. Students can use the spinner to fill in this worksheet as well. Click on the link to view/download the Spin A Spider game packet.
Finally, I made a Spider Shape game, that matches the other themed ones that have been so popular.
Run off the shape tiles on a variety of colors of construction paper; laminate and trim. Students place the tile onto the matching spider card. Click on the above link to view/download.
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