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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Spider Hats

Created on June 01, 2020 by verofla

Students will learn about spiders & create a spider hat!

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3 sessions; 45 minutes per session

1. Students will be able to know the physical traits of Spiders.
2. SWBAT follow instruction & assemble their spider paper parts to create a unique Spider hat.

1.Black Construction Paper
2.Oil Pastels/Construction Paper Crayons
5.Books: The Spider and the Fly and/or A Very Busy
6.Wiggly Eyes

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1. Briefly discuss prior knowledge of Spiders
2. View PowerPoint on Spiders
3. Assemble headband and legs
- Staple together to ensure fit on students head
- Review spider legs – how many legs on each side?
- Pass out thin strips of paper and have students count out number of legs they need.
4. Accordion Fold (Zig Zag Fold)
- Demonstrate on how to make an accordion fold
- Students will glue legs onto their headband
5. Cleanup and Read “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle (if time permits)

Day 2/3
7. Read “The Spider and the Fly” by Tony DiTerlizzi
8. Hand out Spider (oval/circle) heads - black paper
9. Students draw their unique spider faces
- Encourage use of a variety of colors – Can they make spiders hairy? Can they look scary? Is it a girl or boy?
10. Glue on four large googly eyes
11. Glue head to spider body. Allow to dry. Take home and enjoy!

Does it look like a spider?
Does it have 8 legs?
Are all parts glued together well?

Teacher prep up front is important for a smooth lesson.
(Pre-cut legs & Spider Heads & Headbands)

Successful lesson plan for Kindergarten & 1st Grade students.

Great lesson for October


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[K-4] Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner

Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

[K-4] Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art


Drawing, Paper

English/Language Arts