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Spider Web Play

During bug week we took some time to focus on spiders.  Spiders are not insects but they can be categorized as bugs.
We had some fun with a giant spider web on the floor! 

Spiders are very intriguing to little one's! I grabbed a couple spider books from the library with great big pictures of spiders.  The books were very informative, not very story based, but The Dragons loved them! Especially the detailed pictures.   You don't often get to see a spider up close.

Before the books we made a tape spider web together on the floor. 

Now, it wasn't the best spider web, so The Dragons didn't know what it was at first.   With help making the web from The Dragons the lines were very abstract.
The Dragons took a couple of guesses at what it was and I told them I would let them know after the books. This helped keep The Dragons attention during reading time.

Once we finished reading our 2 spider books The Dragons knew right away what the web was.  Now it was time to play!
 But first the rules:

Place the bugs in the web

Pick 1 person to be the spider

Follow 'the web' (tape) lines to collect the bugs

Feet must stay on 'the web' or the spider falls out of the web and it is the next spiders turn to catch bugs.

We played a couple rounds of this game until The Dragons were board.  Then we played Spiders!

In this game 1 person was the spider and the other players were the bugs.  The bugs would fly/crawl into the web and get stuck.  Then the spider would wrap them up and eat them!
This was a ton of fun! There was a lot of running around and chasing for this game.

It was a lot of fun playing spiders with The Dragons.  After awhile I left them to their pretend play in the web. I was the still the mommy spider and they were all my baby spiders. 

(Their hands are their fangs.)

Thanks for reading!  Check out more of my bug activities here.


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