Spiders can be very interesting to watch as they spin webs, stalk prey, and speed across an open space.  Learning about spiders encourages children to develop research and organizational skills as they collect interesting facts about spiders.  See the list of spider facts in the Template section.


Encourage children to explore spiders through these hands-on activities:

·       Hear folk tales about Anansi the spider

·       Watch live spiders in an aquarium or clear plastic container (really fun!!)

·       Match numbers for the 8 legs of a spider

·       Make spider hats


Teaching children to be respectful of all creatures in our world can foster an attitude of caring for everything in our world – not just spiders, but the different people they will meet and the lands they will visit.