"The Web Game"
Children will experience a movement activity that simulates how a spider catches food in its web. You will need one piece of string about two yards long for each child and a blindfold. Tie the strings together at one end.
Procedure: The children sit on the floor in a semi-circle. One child is chosen to be the spider and sits in the center. The spider holds the tied ends of the string while the other children are the insects and hold the ends taut. The spider is blindfolded. One insect plucks his/her string and the spider tries to guess which child did it. If correct the spider and the insect change places.
I'm a big spider,
I spin, I spin.
I spin webs...
To catch ________ in! (flies, bugs, bees etc.)
I'm a Little Spider Tune: I'm a Little Teapot
I'm a little spider watch me spin If you'll be my dinner I'll let you come in Then I'll spin a web to hold you tight And gobble you up in one big bite!
Oh, That Spider! Tune: Oh, Susanna
I was sitting in my room one day When it came right through the door A big spider sped right by me Went racing 'cross the floor
CHORUS: Oh, that spider! Oh, how it scared me so! But spiders can be good friends And so I let it go.
I watched it crawl up on the wall, To find a spot just right. It spun a web so beautiful And then went out of sight.
Now bugs and flies do not scare me For I know that it's true. That a spiderweb is good to have Bugs stick to it like glue.
The Spider in the Web Tune: Farmer in the Dell
The spider in the web. The spider in the web. Spin, spin, oh, watch him spin, The spider in the web.
The spider eats a _____. (any kind of bug) The spider eats a _____. Spin, spin, oh, watch him spin, The spider in the web.
Spin Little Spider Tune: Farmer in the Dell
Spin little spider, spin! (spin around) Spin little spider, spin! 'Round and 'round and up and down Spin little spider, spin!
Crawl little spider, crawl! (crawl around) Crawl little spider, crawl! 'Round and 'round and up and down Crawl little spider, crawl!
Dance little spider, dance! (dance around) Dance little spider, dance! 'Round and 'round and up and down Dance little spider, dance!
The Spider Poem
Spiders are not insects Spiders have eight legs. Spiders have four pairs of eyes Spiders hatch from eggs! Spider webs are sticky Spiders weave them tight Spiders spin that silky string Spiders weave webs right!
There's a Spider on the Wall Tune: Twinkle Little Star
There's a spider on the wall If he's careful he won't fall He moves slowly down the wall I can watch him crawl and crawl I wonder if he minds my stare Or does he know and just not care?
Spider, Spider Fingerplay
Spider hurrying, (Run fingers back and forth.) Spider scurrying, See her silken thread. (Stretch thread between fingers and thumb.) Spider hurrying, (Run fingers back and forth.) Spider scurrying, See her little web. (Make spiral with fingers.)