- To develop fine motor and manipulative skills
- To strengthen name and word association
Before You Start: You will need large colored pom poms or Styrofoam balls painted in fun colors, black wiggly eyes, glitter, glue, 5 pipe cleaners (4 cut in half), and yarn.
Let's Get Started! Step 1. Allow children to "paint" balls with glue and roll in glitter.
Step 2. Take the 8 short pipe cleaners and insert into the balls to create legs.
Step 3. Push the long pipe cleaner through the ball making a loop at the top so that a long piece of yarn may be attached to make the spider "walk."
Step 4. Glue wiggly eyes onto each of the spiders.
Furthermore: This is a great activity for Halloween. Use the spiders as fun props for singing the song Itsy Bitsy Spider. Preschoolers really like the idea of making the spiders walk and dance!
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