Spider Activities for Kids
Spiders are synonymous with Halloween and this time of year. Whether you love them or loathe them they make a perfect addition to you Halloween activities. Kids are certainly fascinated by them and if they are scared a few fun family activities will make them a bit less fearful.
This is our spider pumpkin which we will use for decorations this year. It is pretty easy to make, all you need is some spray paint, wire and wtwo and our favourite craft material – googly eyes.
This spider shirt is so cool. It would be great for an older kid doesn’t want to wear fancy dress or for a non uniform day at school.
This is such a cute spider craft and can be made by all the family with only a few materials needed. A good one for children who don’t like masks which go over their faces.
This spiswede looks great and it a lovely idea for making with the kidsfro decorate your house.
I haven’t tried wet felting. It looks very easy to do and the effect is great. There are other fun bugs on the post if you need a change from spiders.
Such a simple idea, making spiders out of masking tape tape. I love all the different colours.
Another great way to make spiders is with bottle caps. This one also has a spider web for the spiders to sit on.
These cute little fellas would be a brilliant addition to your Halloween decorations. I love their kooky eyes.
Pipe cleaners and play dough – the perfect combination for even the youngest toddler to make their own spiders. With google eyes too of course!
Another great idea for pipe cleaner spiders. This time pipe cleaners are the only material necessary. It just goes to show you can make anything if you put your mind to it.
More play dough Spiders. I love the idea of using sticks for the legs. It would gowell with a walk through the woods – possibly my favourite thingdot do in Autumn.
Paper plates at another great way to make spiders. The addition of spotty stickers meanto this is perfect for any toddlers.
Anither paper plate spider. This shows that two people can have the same idea for a craftactivity and it turns out different every time.
I love Pom Poms so this couldn’t be better – a giant Pom Pom made into a spooky spider.
There is something so perfect about handprint art for young children. This is a great way to make spiders, just make sure they only print 8 legs! I think it would be a great invite to a Halloween party.
If you wanted to send Halloween cards these thumb print spiders would be brilliant. There is also an idea for making handprint spiders.
These spider webs loom brilliantly spooky. They would look great on a table of Halloween treats.
This thread spider web was a lovely surprise for after nap time. I like the idea of the straws threaded through. My girls would enjoy playing with this.
This game looks so much fun. A spider maze to fill your hallway. How fantastic for a Halloween party!
Anorther fun party game, this one is good for practicing motor skills. I think my girls would love this one.
If you want more spider web ideas, this one is brilliant. It looks amazingly realistic. I would love to make this at night time and convince the girls a giant spider had made it!
A mini version of a spider web game this time. This practices the fine motor skills.
Learning how to read sight words can be a but boring after a while. With this fun game of catch with a spooky Halloween spider the kids are bund to beg you to learn their words.
This idea is simply brilliant. It combines the spiders web game from No Time For Flashcards above with speech and language work. I wonder if this would work for sight words.
Although this features a Halloween craft again it is also a speech and language exercise. I love the idea of using craft to encourage and teach language. It would work well for toddlers or for children learning a language. The craft is really cute as well.
A fun spider rhyme – perfect for toddlers to learn. My twins love singing and rhymes so I will definitely be teaching them this one.
This has a craft activity and a fun maths activity too. A great way to do some maths homework in the run up to Halloween. I love the transparent body on this spider.
If your child is learning their letter sounds then spiders are perfect for letter s.
This post contains a short review of a favourite spider book.
Spider Web from csupamoka2
A simple maths idea using spiders and spider webs.
Spider Sensory Experiences
Touching a Tarantula from 52 Brand New
You can’t get more sensory than actually touching a tarantula. What a brilliant new experience for children? Itithes aregrace enough.
This sensory play activity looks suitably scary. Spiders and eye balls! Great fun! Non US readers just remember that cider in America is actually like a strong apple juice and is non alcoholic! Although of course the children won’t be drinking it either way!
Here are our chocolate spider cupcakes! Very tasty and great for a party.
If you don’t like baking these are no-cook treats. Super easy and they look great.
If you want something a little healthier these banana bites are still tasty and look so cute.
I didn’t expect to find any savoury spiders but these meatballs are brilliant and would look great for Halloween dinner.
Spider Shaped Muffin Tin Lunch from JDaniel2′s Mom
Another savoury idea, this time a cute spider lunch using muffin trays.
Finally another easy cookie recipe. You can make the cookie beforehand or buy them, the fun part is always the decorating!
If all these amazing ideas haven’t turned you into a spider fan then you might want to check out this spider catcher gadget from Knees Up Mother Brown!