Storytime: Spiders

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Letter Tree/Letter of the Day: S

Flannelboard: Three Little Spiders (by Jean Warren)
Three little spiders climbing up the wall.
Along came a grey squirrel and made one spider fall.

Two little spiders climbing up the wall.
Along came a little mouse and made one spider fall.

One little spider climbing up the wall.
Along came a hooting owl and made the spider fall.

Three little spiders landed on the ground.
They scurried back home to be safe and sound.

Flannelboard: Spider Food (Tune: Farmer in the Dell)
The spider catches a fly.
They spider catches a fly.
Hi ho the dairy-o
The spider catches a fly.
Repeat with flea, mosquito, beetle, wasp.

Fingerplay: Itsy Bitsy Spider (extended version)
Itsy Bitsy Spider....
Big Fuzzy Spider...
Eensy Weensy Spider

Glad to See You by Peter and Ellen Allard (from Sing It! Say It! Stamp It! Sway It!)
Spider on the Floor by David Polansky (from 32 (Mostly) Familiar Children's Songs)--hand out plastic spider rings tied onto ribbons as props for the kids to act out the song with
Shoo Fly by Elizabeth Mitchell (from Kids' Club Family Songbook) --with scarves
Goodbye, Goodbye by Joanie Leeds (from I'm a Rock Star)

Craft: Spider Headbands

  • Construction paper (we used purple... end of the budget year is fast approaching ;))
  • Glue (or tape)
  • Scissors

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