Well the boys wanted to learn about spiders today, and lucky for me a spider home school lesson plan is exactly what I felt like teaching! We are getting close to halloween, so the local grocery store had a few supplies that I bought for cheap to make the lesson more exciting!
- 2 minutes- Spiders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSC0jWlSsL4&list=RDQMOuFwf1eiSF0&start_radio=1
- 8 minutes- Spiders For Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRZcbeCSoYQ
- 4 minutes- Facts About Spiders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY7ylZ_5B7w
- 44 minutes- National Geographic Spiders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZAeEKtrBQc
Thank you for your wise words, I shared them with my kids today
A spider is dedicated to its purpose: building a strong web. It stays focused, spending hours weaving in a circular motion, keeping the silk tight from the inside out. We can build a strong faith by dedicating ourselves to the purpose of knowing God. This means spending time in His Word, staying focused on what it says and allowing its truth to strengthen us from the inside out. Making God’s Word the hub of our faith will keep us strong when the pressures of life try to bring us down.Wendy Pope
Of course the first that I always do when we are learning about something new is read to the kids from any books that I have on the topic. I often go to the library and check out books, as well as hit up the local thrift store.
I had a few other activities that I wanted to do today, so I’ll show them all below.
- First I had the kids draw a spiders web on white pieces of Cardstock
- Next I turned their cardstock over and held it up to the window. I was able to easily trace their spiders webs with white school glue.
- Once their web is traced, return paper to student and let them pour table salt overtop of the web
- Next drop bits of watercolor paint into the glue/salt web
- Lastly sprinkle sparkles over top of the web to make it extra special!
After our spiders webs were done and all the kids were happy, I have them a glass jar and told them to go on a spider hunt. They stormed through the house and after about half an hour they returned successful!
Once their spider specimen was securely in the jar, I had the kids fill out papers describing their spider.
I found this free printable worksheet here:
The kids still weren’t tired of learning about spiders so I printed out some cute math cards that I found free here.
I was seriously considering making the house into a big spider web with masking tape like this from 123Homeschool4me. But I never got around to it! Maybe next time!
Pretty much the kids had an epic time learning about spiders today! It was a great creepy , crawly, lesson plan for kids. I love tying in our Christian values when I teach the kids, which is one of the reasons why I love to home school.
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