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)
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