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Oct. 31st >
2 years to 6 years:
Activity > Learn about spiders
Visit this lesson plan
to introduce some basic information about spiders and include other
Activity > Nursery Rhyme and Music
Note: Children under 2 will benefit greatly from singing,
using puppets, stuffed animals, and/or finger plays with nursery
Print, read and/or sing the rhyme color version poster of
the rhyme to child, repeat and encourage child to repeat or
sing by reading by sections.
Music: Background music always helps to remember the tune
and to encourage children to sing along. Here
is a link with text and music.
Run your fingers under the text as you read or sing the
You may want to use the color version or black & white version
to place on a felt board or any place comfortable the child can
- Start a dialogue about what happened to Miss Muffet:
1. What scared her?
2. Discuss words the
children may be unfamiliar with and you may also show children sour
cream to demonstrate:
tuffet - a low seat
curds - solid part of sour milk:
the solid substance formed when milk coagulates, used to make cheese
part of curdled milk: the watery liquid that
separates from the solid part of milk when it turns sour or when
enzymes are added in cheese making.
Count how many legs the spider has.
Activity > Nursery Rhyme Coloring Pages 2 to 3 years old:
- Print the black and white version of the rhyme (2 pages).
- Child can decorate and color or paint the pages.
- Provide a number of other safe materials to decorate the
page. Place their work in a place of honor.
- Children may be able to help make the craft activity below
as part of a group.
Activities: Letter S is for Spider
Visit the link to include letter S alphabet practice and printable
Activity > Spider theme Craft
Mini Windsock Craft:
This is a very easy craft to practice numbers 1 to 8, scissor
Miss Muffet Poster (PDF format)