To study spiders at home school, we did a spider-themed craft project, read a few scientific and fictional books on spiders and did some spider math with preschoolers.

First of all, we read the Magic School Bus Spins a Web ( Book about Spiders)

magic school bus about spiders

Then, the kids had to isolate the important facts about spiders. I wrote these facts on a paper plate. We then cut the edges of the plates in a sunshine-like pattern. The cuts were about 1/2 inch long. Using black yarn, the kids made spider webs. They had to wrap the yarn around the plates, threading the yarn through the slits. This was surprisingly hard even for my 6 year old! This craft is wonderful for fine motor skill development.

To study spiders at homeschool, we did a spider-themed craft project, read a few scientific and fictional books on spiders and did some spider math with preschoolers.

Then the kids drew some spiders inside the plates.

Spider Study For Kids

My preschoolers did some spider arithmetics, too.

spider math

Then we went outside to look at some spider webs with a magnifying glass.

Then we read the following books:

spiderrThe Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

spiders2Spiders by Gail Gibbons

spider bookHow Do Spiders Make Webs by Melissa Stewart

 

are you a spider bookBackyard Books: Are You a Spider?

About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition. She is a homeschooling mother of four boys and a girl. Dr. Anastasia starred on a yoga TV show. She also produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs. Dr. Anastasia speaks four languages and loves doing crafts with her children. She adores sharing her easy healthy family recipes with other mothers.
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