Halloween is approaching soon! There’s always something about Halloween that I just can’t help but associate with bugs, creepy crawlies, and spiders. We’ve actually had quite a few spiders around our house, which has sparked several conversations with Y. Naturally, we had to get a few spider life cycle activities up on the shelves!I’ve mentioned it before, but I just love the age that he is at right now! He’s so inquisitive and asks so many questions! He just turned four years old and wants to know why and how things work all of the time. I’m having so much fun with his interests and desire to build his knowledge.
To answer some of Y’s questions about spiders, and coincidentally also perfectly on time for Halloween, I created a fun spider life cycle printable and activities!
Spider Life Cycle Activities
How to use the materials
To begin, I gave Y a 3 part lesson on the cards. We talked about the new terms pertaining to spiders. I also included one for a spider web. Even though a web is not per se included in the life cycle, it is relevant to spiders, and I wanted to cover it as a vocabulary term.
Note: Aside from using these cards for a 3 part lesson, we also used them as two part cards for Y to match to each other. This reinforces vocabulary terms and helps him to remember what each phase is called.