The Very Busy Spider

I love starting the month of October learning about spiders.  We read several non-fiction books that the kids adored, but they also LOVED this Eric Carle classic…The Very Busy Spider.


After we read the story, I gave the kids a writing prompt to complete…

“I am very busy____________________________________ in First Grade!” 

Their responses were cute and some of them were downright hilarious!!  Apparently we spend our time running away from girls and coloring all day?!  Hmmmm…

I cut out a class set of large black circles and a class set of smaller white circles to fit on top of the black {for a spider body}.  I also cut a stack of black strips of construction paper {for spider legs}.   We talked about accordion folds and I modeled how to accordion fold the black strips to form legs for the spiders.  I hung faux spider webs on the inside of our classroom door and stuck the spiders on top of that.  I also made a little title to hang that says, “The Very Busy First Graders…adapted from The Very Busy Spider”.  This is how it turned out…




1 comment:

  1. So excited to find your blog! We just finished doing lots of spider activities...I will be adding some of your ideas next year.
    Jonelle Bell