Spider Theme / Arachnids Theme

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Eency Weency Spider (Itsy Bitsy Spider)

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Many people are not aware that SPIDERS are NOT INSECTS.  Spiders are arachnids.  Some other arachnids are ticks, scorpions, mites, etc.

Check on my Insects & Bug theme page for more arachnids.

Search for Arachnids Books at Amazon.com

About.com: Bug Crafts Make crafts related to spiders.
Animal ColoringTransporter: Arthropods
Biodiversity Counts: Resources Including keys (with diagrams of arthropods: insects, arachnids, and crustaceans).
Bug and Insect Crafts @ Danielle's Place Spider, ladybug, ant, dragon fly, walking stick, praying mantis, mosquito, and butterflies.  Many of these have patterns to go with it.
eNature.com There are large pictures of butterflies, insects, and spiders.  At this site teachers can create a classroom species, there are ecards, newsletters and more for free membership.

Spider Theme

The Itsy Bitsy Spider Song & Story Set

The Itsy Bitsy Spider Song & Story Set

There is much more than an itsy bitsy bit of humor in this wonderful retelling of a classic favorite. Kids will delight in hearing about the adventurous spider's escapades.This set includes 12 felt story pieces word card sheets an activity guide and plenty of hook dots. Note: Books and hook compatible storyboards are sold separately.

Eensy Weensy Spider Felt Set

Eensy Weensy Spider Felt Set

Sing you way through this spider adventure. 9 pieces 4-piece lesson guide with bilingual rhymes and activities.

Insects & Spiders - Set of 12

Insects & Spiders - Set of 12

Set of 12 solid rubber insects are very realistic looking! Each is crafted with a variety of textures and colors for great detail! Insects measure from 2 1/2 - 5. Ages 3 and up.

Eency Weency Spider (Itsy Bitsy Spider) My page

Search for Spider Books at Amazon.com

Spiders Are Not Insects by Allan Fowler
Spiders Lunch by Joanne Cole

The Very Busy Spider Coloring Book

The Very Busy Spider
and other books are available for instant download.  You will need to search their site for the book you are trying to find.
Charlotte's Web Book
The Very Busy Spider Book

Spider Theme Units
A Guide for Using Charlotte's Web in the Classroom

A Guide for Using Charlotte's Web in the Classroom

This resource is directly related to its literature equivalent and filled with a variety of cross-curricular lessons to do before, during, and after reading the book. This reproducible book includes sample plans, author information, vocabulary building ideas, cross-curriculum activities, sectional activities and quizzes, and ideas for culminating and extending the novel.

Spider Home Economics / Snacks
Edible Spiders
Take a snack cracker or a circle cut out of piece of bread and place some jelly, peanut butter, etc. on it.  Place 4 pretzel sticks on each side.  Place the raisins, chocolate chips on it (for the eyes)

Spider Information
Jumping Spiders of the World
SpiderRoom.info Find lots of information on this site. It even has resources for teachers (lesson plans)
Victorian Spiders

Spider Crafts
Hand Print Spider Craft

Nursery Rhymes and Songs

Activities Using Music & Rhymes: Eency, Wency Spider

Little Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away
~Mother Goose~

Little Miss Muffet Background and recipe

Links & Coloring Pages
CyberSleuth Kids: Spider Coloring Pages
Enchanted Learning - Little Miss Muffet and Printout to Color (Spiders)
EnchantedLearning.com: Spider Theme Rhymes, rhyme to color, printouts (including the anatomy, shape book, and fact sheets), crafts, and quiz/activity
Google Search for spiders
Miss Spider @ Scholastic Birthday Party ideas (including a coloring sheet and word search)
SEDL - Spiders Lesson plan covering spider characteristics, prey, life cycle, enemies, and habitants.  It is also in Spanish (Las Arañas)
Spider Theme Unit @ abcteach Printables and information.
The Very Busy Spider Bulletin Board Activities

CyberSleuth Kids: Tick Coloring Page

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