This week we have a fun theme that works for Halloween, fall or really any time of the year. We're looking at Spiders and have chosen a book by one of our favorite kid's author and illustrator The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.
So here we go your Spider Week featuring The Very Busy Spider from the Virtual Book Club for Kids
The Very Busy Spider The Virtual Book Club for Kids Featured Book This week
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This week's featured book is The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. With classic Eric Carle illustrations, this story tells the tale of a little spider building its web.
You can listen to the Read Aloud of The Very Busy Spider here:
Weekly Virtual Book Club Plans
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Spider Songs and Finger Rhymes
The Itsy Bitsy Spider Song | Twinkle Little Songs
There's A Spider On The Floor | The Kiboomers
Five Creepy Spiders | Super Simple Songs
Spider Week Activity Plan for Preschoolers
Each week here on the Virtual Book Club for Kids we try and give you 5 simple activities to play, learn, create and have fun with your preschoolers.
You can pick and choose which activities you wish to do as well. You'll also find a link to even more ideas for fun on this theme with your Pinterest board which is shown below and you can visit.
If you are looking for a weekly structure to these activities one of the team has put together this plan for the week. However, it really is up to you how you structure your week and the activities that you do.
Spider Week Activity Plan for Preschoolers featuring The Very Busy Spider
A fun week of planned, simple activities on the theme of spiders for preschoolers inspired by the picture book The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.
Spider Web Fine Motor Activity
Our sensory activity this week is a spider fine motor activity that lets your little ones get releasing the spiders from their web.
Letter Matching Spider Web Activity for Preschoolers
We're matching up spiders with the letters on their web with this week's spider alphabet activity.
If you don't have felt spiders why not make them yourself from paper or craft foam.
Preschool Spider Snack that also Strengthens Counting Skills
Our spider math activity this week is also our snack. Count and eat a fun way to learn for your preschoolers. Check out this Spider Counting Snack to have some edible learning fun.
For extra fun you might want to make spider meatballs for lunch!
"The Very Busy Spider" Cutting Activity - Munchkins and Moms
One to really supervise your preschoolers with but cutting skills are so important and this Very Busy Spider Cutting Bin is good fun and practice of this really important skill.
Water Color Resist Spider Web Kids Art
This week's art project is to make some Tape Resist Water Color Spider webs with your preschooler.
This is fun to do and try making one yourself alongside them as well.
More Spider Themed Activities for Preschoolers
If you would like more ideas or alternatives then you can find even more ideas on our Spider Week Pinterest Board.
Spider Themed Books for Preschoolers
Whether you want to switch the spider book for this week or add some others to your reading basket here's 3 of our favourite Spider Books for Preschoolers for you to read together.
Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin
I'm Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton
For additional activities for Halloween you may also enjoy these weekly plans.
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