Inside: If you are looking for spider activities, take a look at this collection. Over 15 different ideas for preschoolers that can be done at school or at home!
Spiders! We love learning about them all year, but especially in the fall, as it gets close to Halloween.
Each year I change things up a bit, so my spider collection keeps growing.
This is my favorite collection of spider activities because there’s a little bit of everything – sensory, snacks, songs, fine motor, gross motor … and, of course, spider art!
So check these out and let me know which ones you’ve tried!
👉 Bonus! I’m adding 2 free spider printable activities. Scroll down towards the bottom of this post to find the downloads.
15+ Spider Activities Your Preschoolers Will Love
Spider Web Process Art – Make webs using golf balls and paint before adding a spider!
Itsy Bitsy Spider Puppet – Download the free printable spider and create a puppet! Use as a prop while singing “Itsy Bitsy Spider”.
Yummy Spider Snack – Practice simple counting skills while building a spider using our free printable page.
Spin Art Spiders – Use a salad spinner to create these fun spiders!
Egg Carton Spider Craft – Recycle an egg carton to make these adorable spiders.
Spider Web Fine Motor Activity – Using yarn, plastic spiders, and a laundry basket, preschoolers will use their fine motor skills to retrieve the plastic spiders between the yarn in an Operation game-style-activity. (Fun Learning for Kids)
Recycled CD Spider Craft – Dig up your old CDs that I’m sure aren’t being used anymore for your preschoolers to create these cute spiders. (Crafts on Sea)
Toilet Paper Roll Spider Crafts – These toilet paper roll spiders can be used by your toddlers as either spider stamps on paper or painted to create 3D spiders, including several googley eyes. (Crafty Morning)
Incy Wincy Fine Motor Spider Activity – Threading pony beads on pipe cleaners is a great way to strengthen the thumb and fingers while making these fun spiders. (Teach Me Mommy)
Alphabet Spider Sticky Wall – Toddlers will love sticking these alphabet spiders onto the contact paper web wall and arranging the letters into their names. (Toddler Approved)
I’m a Hungry Spider Song – This is a fun rhyming activity that also gets the children moving. Would be fun for circle time! (Growing Book by Book)
Sticky Tape Spider Web – Using a hoop and some sticky tape, this large motor activity involves toddlers throwing or swatting cotton ball ‘flies’ into this web. (Learning from Preschoolers)
Itsy Bitsy Spider Water Play – This sensory water play is fun for toddlers to re-enact the Itsy Bitsy Spider washing down the spout using a small pipe and plastic spiders. (Teach Preschool)
Spider Headband Craft – All you need for these fun spider headbands is black paper and tons of googley eyes. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Spider Slime Recipe – Preschoolers will love helping to create this spider slime as well as playing with it for some fun sensory activity. (Coffee Cups and Crayons)
Spider Web Cutting Activity – Cutting straws is great for toddlers to strengthen their fine motor skills, and this art activity involves using the straw pieces to construct a spider web on paper. (Fun Learning for Kids)
Shaving Cream and Spiders Sensory Bin – Tint shaving cream orange and prepare the bin for a fun sensory experience. (My Bored Toddler)
Spiders and Water Spouts – Recreate the finger play in your sand table using real water spouts and pretend spiders. (Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes)
Spider Do-a-Dot Printables – Download the free printables and add them to a tray with small gems for a fun fine motor experience. (Living Montessori Now)
Favorite spider books:
Set up your science center to learn about spiders!
FREE Spider Printables
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