Homemade Spider Web

by Koo Yi Jie

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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

Environment: Indoors

Homemade Spider Web

Learning Framework

  • 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.

Materials

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Step 1

Parents will cut 6-8 slits on the circumference of each plate and prepare 50cm of yarn (for 1 spider).

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Step 3

Child to ‘wrap’ the plate with yarn by going through each slit 2-3 times. Don’t worry, the messier the better!

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  • Plastic Disposable Plates

  • Yarn (about 50cm per spider)

  • Scissors

  • Tape

Step 2

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.

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Step 4

Once the child is done, the parent will tape the end of the yarn to the back of the plate.

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