Spider Activities

National Geographic Kids
Photograph by Mike Hall, My Shot
Isn’t it fascinating how something so small can create something so magnificent?
Spiderwebs.
They are so cool to explore, learn about, and discover.
Share these amazing pictures of webs on National Geographic Kids with your child.
Go on a spiderweb hunt. Take a walk and explore outside. How many spiderwebs can you find?

Preserve a spider web!  Learn how at The Science Mom.

Create a glitter spider web.  Years ago I did this activity with my girls and they loved it.  I’ll have to try it out with LM.

Read the Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle and  make a crayon spiderweb rubbing.  The webs on the book are raised so be sure to point this out while reading, so your child can feel the pages.

After reading the story, place a piece of white paper on top of the web. Have your child use a black or orange crayon to create a rubbing of the picture. Works best with a crayon on it’s side. Now they have their own spider web! They can draw a spider on it or push a plastic spider ring through the paper for a 3D effect.

Make your own life size spider web with yarn. Last year, my kids surprised Momma with this…

This is the view from below. It spread across the living room from the mantel to the tv stand to the mirror.  You could actually walk underneath it.  With little ones, toss a roll of yarn back and forth to make your web while sitting on the floor.
Fun Facts
-not all spiders spin webs.
-the silk is liquid until it hits the air and hardens.
-the silk is actually made of 4 strings combined together, not one.
-webs come from 4 glands on the abdomen called spinnerets.
-larger spiders can actually catch animals such as birds or bats in their strong webs!
(source- Kidzone)
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Need more activity ideas? How about…
*A spider web dot to dot (1-50)
*Spider Web Walking Game from No Time for Flashcards
*Spooky Spaghetti Webs from Mom to 2 Posh Little Divas
*Lacing Spider Web from All Kids Network.
Written by Jen

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  1. This time of year the spider webs just glisten in the morning sun.. Amazing how sturdy they are to just blow in the wind and not get destroyed..
    Thanks for all the info about spider webs.. Ben is very interested in spiders right now and just can’t imagine how they make their web..
    ta ta for now from Iowa:)

  2. My kids love spiders and webs. Here’s a post I did last year, maybe you’ll find a couple of new ideas!
    http://primarylearninglogs.blogspot.com/2011/10/spiders-spiders-spiders.html

    I love your blog!