Email Alongside carving pumpkins and eating a few too many sweets, October is a great time to bring some Halloween maths activities into KS2 schools.
I don't know why they spin so many webs in the fall. Are there not more flies to catch in the summer? But there they are across every doorway, bush, and window. Waiting for some poor unsuspecting victim. And usually the victim seems to be me! The only upside to having spiders and webs at every turn is that it gives you an excuse to do lots of fun spider activities in class!
It's part of the season!
White paint Marbles Box or plastic bin in which to place the paper as you roll the paint covered marbles Spider images The kids love rolling the marbles around on the paper. Even the boys who never do art come a runnin' to make this project. Tape the other end of the string to the back of the "web" so that the spider dangles in front.
Easy, cute, and lots of fun! Spider Art Activity 2 Another fun spider activity we did this week was handprint spiders. Paint one or two colour choices Sparkles Paper fly wings and bodies or little plastic flies would be fun too Glue Directions: Add some glue to the paint if you want to have students add sparkles to their prints.
It will help the sparkles stick better. Paint one of the student's hands with a paintbrush and help him make a print on the spider web. Then paint the student's other hand and turn the paper to help him make a second print that overlaps the first. Students can then add googly eyes, sparkles, and a fly if desired.
Make sure that you don't paint the student's thumbs or your spider will have too many legs! Here are the finished products hanging on our brick wall.
I made a giant spider to go in the middle. Folding the legs made him look a little more 3D!Time the spider to see how long it takes to reach the spot that the tuning fork was touching. Record the time in a table, such as the one below. Wait several minutes before continuing, to give the spider .
Relief and joy through their heads fly, They're spared tonight at least, they think, And slowly into sleep they sink. For The Spiderman it wont be long, Till one child will hear his song, All ashio-midori.com images are copyrighted and may not be copied / modified in any way. Writing lessons Reading lessons Writing Resources Teaching writing Writing Activities Writing ideas Library & Lessons Writing Prompts Classroom Activities Forward story board Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Fly, Diary of a Spider.
This is an opinion letter writing lesson for The Spider and The Fly.
This packet includes: (Can be used with other books or letter lessons.) Anchor chart headers to plan writing in letter format Planning sheet for students (differentiated for K and 1, 2, and 3) Thematic writing paper for K and 1. Here is The Spider and the Fly-Animatic version I like to have my students write a story from the spider's point of view after reading this book.
They take on the role of the spider and defend his actions and intentions. The only upside to having spiders and webs at every turn is that it gives you an excuse to do lots of fun spider activities in class! It's part of the season! Spider Art Activity #1 - Marble Painted Spider Webs.
Materials: Black paper White paint Marbles Paper fly wings .