Homemade Spider Web
by Koo Yi Jie
Inspired from Eric Carle's The Very Busy Spider, children will learn how to create their own spider web with the use of plastic plates and yarn!
Skill Level: Easy
Suitable For: 3-4 years old
Estimated Time: < 15 mins
Physical - Fine motor skills (static tripod grasping), hand eye coordination, demonstrates a hand preference.
Intellectual - Observing, problem-solving, matching, communication, spatial awareness, imagination and creativity
Emotional - Express feelings and thoughts, self Management (persist in a given task, initiate and carry out tasks), display engagement and appreciation towards nature, increased social-emotional competence.
Social - Share experiences, interact with peers and adults with respect, work and play cooperatively with others.
Parents will cut 6-8 slits on the circumference of each plate and prepare 50cm of yarn (for 1 spider).
Child to ‘wrap’ the plate with yarn by going through each slit 2-3 times. Don’t worry, the messier the better!
Plastic Disposable Plates
Yarn (about 50cm per spider)
Child to select coloured yarn of his/her choice to begin. Next, the parent will tape the tip of the yarn to the back of the plate.
Once the child is done, the parent will tape the end of the yarn to the back of the plate.