Tuesday, October 2, 2012

31 Days of Activities Based on Children's Books- The Very Busy Spider

The book I chose for today is The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.
After we read the book, we made a spider web.

First, we went outside and found some leaves. (Hint-Look for large leaves to make the project a little easier.)
After we found some leaves, I had Aubrey peel a black crayon.
Once the crayon was peeled, I showed her how to do a leaf rubbing. I helped her by holding the paper and by making sure she moved the leaf around to all the white areas. 
Next she made a spider. I had her color a cotton ball purple. (You could also use a purple pom-pom.)
Aubrey chose where she wanted her spider to sit and then she glued him on.
Time to give the spider legs! I was going to use this time to talk about how many legs a spider has but she already knew. I love when that happens! 
I had her draw eight legs on her spider's body.
Here is her finished web.
I had to laugh because although she immediately knew spiders have eight legs, she gave him nine legs! Oh well, her spider is lucky and gets an extra leg! :)

black crayon
white paper
cotton ball
purple marker
black marker

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Marissa said...

My girls and I so enjoy making connections with what we are reading so I was excited to find your 31 days. I'm looking forward to following for the rest of the month!

-Marissa@ becomingkindred.com

Sarah said...

Found you through the Nester... so glad to stumble upon this... I have 2 yr old and a 3 yr old and we LOVE to read, my 2 yr old especially loves this book :o) We will definitely be trying this out, thank you for sharing.

I love how you presented the project... may I make one suggestion in that it would super helpful if you shared what ages it would be good for? I hope that doesn't come across negative... it was just something I was wondering. Thank you for your hard work!

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