Spider Spelling Art
This week my son has been studying SPIDERS. All week I will be posting fun activities that we have used and will be doing afterschool!
The first of each week he has a new spelling list sent home from school. I’m always on the hunt for new ways to practice spelling and occasionally I come up with an idea of my own. See here what we did?!
To do this spelling craft you will need..
- A large piece of poster board
- Several sizes of circular containers ( I used 2 glasses, a plate, and a medium Tupperware bowl)
- washable finger paint
- pencil or gray maker for the color of the web
- juice bottle lids
- googly eyes for the spider optional
- paint brush is instead of marker for the spider legs is optional but can add fine motor practice!!
- paint for the spider bodies
Make a simple spider web design on the poster board by drawing a cross in the center. Second, draw an “X” to make a pizza cutting pattern. I used a pencil just in case I needed to erase then went over it with gray marker.
Keep drawing the curves using the container and at an angle so that your web continues to circle around. You will reach a point when you need to use a larger container to trace because the smaller one no longer touches from one line to the next.
When you have finished circling the web like a spider does! use your juice bottle cap to make circles randomly around the web. Make a circle for each letter of every spelling word your child needs to spell. To give you an idea of how may circles will fit on the web: I made 20 or so spider circles and a few extra for mistakes.
Now the FUN part!! Let your child use juice bottle caps dipped in paint to spell their spelling words! My son first wrote the words (like he would for a spelling test) then he stamp painted them.
After the spiders dried a bit, I showed him how to paint legs. You can use a marker for another look like we did here. He also used a paint brush. Sneeking in fine motor work where I can.
If you need a few more sensory centered spelling activities here is my goto list for the week:
- A Mom With A Lesson Plan has a totally fun move to think Spelling Word Web Search!
- This one is the newest post from Hands on: as we Grow. These “Crazy Fun” ways to practice spelling words will go with any theme. Trust me, you will want to save these!!
Thank You for Reading!