Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Spiders create lots of fun and learning opportunities!

                    Why not enhance your child's interest in spiders by making webs!!

Have you noticed how many spiders are around at the moment? And that there appear to be webs everywhere?! My little one definitely has, and our walks to preschool are very eventful, with plenty of stops to see the various sized webs and spiders which are dotted about the paths!

Today, we spotted a single strand of web which stretched across from a house to a tree over the pathway, which got us talking about how the spider must be using it as its on bridge across the path to get to the trees! It was a lovely talk about webs and spiders, and I thought it would be a great idea to make our own spiders web at home! We love being simple and effective with our activities, so I simply found a piece of paper, a hole punch and some wool, and we created our very own spiders web!

It was a great way to get my little one using her concentration skills and hand to eye co-ordination. She then asked to make a spider to sit on the web, which we drew on afterwards. Then, she realised that the webs needed to hang somewhere, so we hung it in the window as we have seen a few webs in the corners of our windows now and again! Threading is so great as it keeps your child entertained for a good few minutes and allows them to be creative whilst using their fine motor skills! I have used this idea with card in a nursery setting before and it made a great display!!

Give it a go!

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