I am the co-room parent for my daughter’s class and was very excited when her teacher asked us to help plan some fun spider activities for their upcoming spider week.
Her teacher is amazing! She started off doing some fun fiction things…like itsy bitsy spider and other fictional things. Then they moved to non-fiction and started talking about different real spiders and their habitats.
Enter AWESOME SUPER FUN SUPER EASY SUPER CHEAP CRAFT.
I was inspired by this spooky bug terrarium I found on Pinterest:
The other room mom and I decided this was just too awesome and that this should be a craft for the class…a SPIDER TERRARIUM!!!
– small clear containers(we found awesome ones at ac moore)
– 1 bag of spiders (dollar tree has a bag of 50 spider rings that I cut the ring part off of)
– 1 bag of spider web(dollar tree-I took it and cut it into small amounts so that each child could have some)
– 1 bag of dried moss(dollar tree floral section)
– 1 bag of plastic flies(dollar tree)
*****Now, technically you only need a container and a plastic spider******
My daughter’s teacher gave each child a ziplock bag and allowed them to collect different things from nature. My daughter chose some sticks, leaves, a little grass, and rocks of course:-)
We did this activity with my son and daughter’s best friend, at home as well. While I didn’t have any more containers for my daughter’s friend, I did have a plethora of mason jars around:-).
We did NOT hot glue the sticks in it anything. Just put the items in the container:-)
This was an almost free project to do.
I was amazed at how much all the kids loved doing this activity:-)
It was not big, complicated, or involve a lot of planning…just a little bit of effort.
Remember…They Will Love Your Effort<3 -